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NextSpace Berkeley's Sown to Grow

By Ken on Aug. 30, 2016

Sownto Grow

Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher, is credited as having said, “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

At Sown to Grow they are doing the latter. Sown to Grow is a start-up company (based out of NextSpace Berkeley) a little over a year old which is revolutionizing the way teachers and student approach the in class learning experience. Students set goals, track their own progress, and reflect to continually improve.

The company was founded by Chief Executive Officer Rupa Gupta & Chief Technology Officer Dennis Li.  Sprouting from an idea at a previous Educational Technology firm, Sown to Grow then blossomed into a full-fledged educational platform. Ultimately, they are working to move the needle on student educational outcomes for students and parents alike. Sown to Grow is a company which perfectly aligns with the vision of NextSpace. As a company founded in the Bay Area they have helped revolutionize the in class experience for teachers as well as students from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.

Colin Gilbert, the Product and Marketing Strategist for Sown to Grow and one of our most fervent “Waffle Wednesday” enthusiasts here at NextSpace Berkeley, had the following to say: “I enjoy working with a small group of people, knowing my input is taken into consideration, being part of a real team and knowing where my time is going.”

Colin Gilbert, Rupa Gupta and Malary Ramero (Sown to Grow’s Community Outreach Coordinator) are the embodiment of the NextSpace Coworking experience. When asked if they had a central aim for their company, Ms. Gupta stated it quite eloquently: “To transform the way learning happens, to focus on always growing.”

To learn more about Sown to Grow, visit their website.

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