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The what's what...

In just a moment, you’ll meet Kavitta Ghai Co-Founder of Nectir, an edtech startup that brings Slack-like workspaces into every college and university classroom. 

Kavitta was pretty much born an entrepreneur…her very first hustle was in elementary school when she started selling stationery.  She’d collect letterhead and envelopes from her father’s office and then sort into near bundles which she’d sell to her classmates. 

In her freshman year at UC Santa Barbara, she was introduced to Slack by one of her professors who decided to use it as a way for the class to ask questions and share ideas.  Kavitta was amazed at how superior her learning experience was in that class compared to her other classes…Slack transformed that 200 person lecture into a dynamic learning community.

And that’s when she started thinking…why wasn’t there a tool like Slack for every college class?  What if every student at a university could join a channel for each course they enrolled in every semester?  Could this better the learning experience for students?  And perhaps even cut down on the time faculty and TAs spend answering questions about the course material?

And it was these questions and others like them that ultimately led Kavitta and her Co-Founder, Jordan Long, to build Nectir.  

About the Podcast

Zach Busekrus


Zach Busekrus

Zach is the Founder of Enrollify. He thoroughly enjoys building new brands, developing and executing content marketing strategies, and hosting podcasts. When he's not working on Enrollify, he enjoys discussing life's quandaries over coffee (or a good bourbon) with friends, building Sponstayneous (his travel brand side hustle), trying out new HIIT workouts, and adventuring across the globe with his wife!

Kavitta Ghai


Kavitta Ghai

Kavitta Ghai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nectir, a social platform for education that encourages collaborative learning through connecting students in the same classes. After seeing communication between students being an issue on her campus, the idea of Nectir was born to solve it. She has raised nearly $2.5 Million dollars in seed funding to date.

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