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Podsie

501(c)(3) tax exempt status

Help students learn to their maximum potential

Posted April 2, 2021

Background & Context

Podsie started when Josh, as an 8th grade math teacher, realized there was a myriad of proven learning techniques based on decades of research that are widely underutilized in K-12 classrooms. Josh and I (Jesse) then set off on the mission to make it easy for K-12 teachers and students to use these learning techniques using software with the goal of improving student learning outcomes. In the process, we also partner with education researchers to create a bi-directional channel between classrooms and researchers to help further existing education research. Josh and I quit our full time jobs to work on Podsie in August of 2020, and since then, we've onboarded ~800 weekly active users in our pilot, raised $25,000 in funding, and started our first randomized control trial to measure the efficacy of Podsie. We plan to launch Podsie to the public in June 2021. Josh is a former teacher and Teach for America alum, holds a Masters in Education from Stanford, and later transitioned his career into software engineer. I (Jesse), am a software engineer who previously worked at Airbnb and Facebook, and am passionate about using my skills to solve problems in education.

Work & Deliverables

We've already incorporated as a non-profit at the state level in Delaware, and we need a lawyer to help us file for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Schedule a call with the Podsie team for more context

Collaboration Phase

  • File for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status

Wrap Up

Details to be provided at a later date

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 6-10 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Podsie

Despite significant advances in education research through the past few decades, these breakthroughs are underutilized in classrooms across the world. As a result, teachers are not being empowered with the most effective ways to teach, and students are underperforming than their full academic potential. Our mission is to empower teachers and improve learning outcomes for all students by bridging the gap between education research and what's implemented in K-12 classrooms.

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