Chaitanya Chitta, Cofounder & CEO
SmartOn is an online bootcamp for digital skills, teaching specific technology tools in areas such as e-commerce, and digital and social media marketing, through project-based courses leading to certificates.
In other words, they’re offers high-impact courses for the 21st Century workplace.
“We have particularly benefited from the Kaplan Accelerator in three-areas: a) Focus: Our focus has shifted from solving for distribution to building on our core strengths of our courses / products; b) Validation: from some of the best minds in the industry including Kaplan executives and others operating in the space; c) Access to the Eco-system: Relationships we were able to build with partners, investors and mentors that we otherwise couldn’t have,” said Chaitanya Chitta, the company’s cofounder and CEO. “Starting in a couple of months, we will be doing business with at least three partners whom we met during the program.”
SmartOn is a New York company.
“We are New York-headquartered company, though we have a significant presence in Bangalore, India. NYC has a great ecosystem for EdTech start-ups, and we were able to meet with several peers and mentors who have become our friends and advisors. Also, NYC offers tons of options to reflect and relax in an otherwise intensive program!”
And when you’re working long hours in a city that never sleeps, someone’s always awake when you need them.