The trio of U-M graduates behind the education start-up Qlovi see their venture not only as a business but as a social entrepreneurial experience.
"We're really passionate about education," says Harlyn Pacheco, CEO & co-founder of Qlovi
. "We have been educated in Michigan and have 5-6 degrees between us from the University of Michigan. We want to pay it forward as much as we can."
The Ann Arbor-based start-up is developing a suite of literacy instruction and publishing platforms for the K-12 and digital publishing markets. Think digital educational content that is both instructive, engaging and easy to access from a computer or a mobile device. That's what Qlovi is aiming for.
The 1-year-old start-up recently landed five figures' worth of financing from the Michigan Microloan Fund
, which it is using to put the finishing touches on its platform. The company has 20 K-12 schools using the platform and plans to launch it nationally late this year.
Source: Harlyn Pacheco, CEO & co-founder of Qlovi
Writer: Jon Zemke
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