Startup Stories - LearnedHub

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 01:00 pm — Thursday, 26 October 2017, 02:00 pm

Location Three76 Hub, 376 Hunter St, Newcastle

Mahya Mirzaei

Since founding on-demand tutoring company, Learned Hub, with her fellow aerospace engineer husband Mitchell in 2015, Mayha Mirzaei had seen the business grow in a short time to now service 10,000 students and have over 400 tutors on its books.

They say that mother is the necessity of invention and in Mayha’s case it is especially true – the idea for Learned Hub was born watching her little sister struggle with understanding her maths textbook. Online tutoring is nothing new, but Learned Hub uses data analytics and machine learning pick up when a student doesn't understand something, and then takes action straightaway to direct them to a different support to fill that gap, such as a step by step video tutorial.

Twenty-six year old Mahya then put the fledging business through the UTS accelerator program, Hatchery, to develop a scalable business model and has been helped by mentors in Australia and the US, who she connected with following a trip to Silicon Valley last year as one of 20 Australian entrepreneurial ambassadors.

Come along to Startup Stories this week to hear from this young entrepreneur who juggles designing aircraft and revolutionising online maths education, right here in Newcastle.

About Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 1pm at University of Newcastle's coworking space Three76 Hub on Hunter Street. Over BYO lunch, a startup founder talks candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program funding.