Maya Gat, CEO & Cofounder
David Magier, JD, COO & Cofounder
Branching Minds is a web application that brings together learning scientists and learning specialists to help teachers and parents identify students’ learning challenges, match them with research-backed learning supports, and then track and report on students’ progress. After all, learning is individual and one size never fits all.
“The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator was a springboard for the growth and development of Branching Minds. In just three months, our team expanded and we launched our initial beta product. Branching Minds was able to tap into the knowledge and experience of leading learning scientists, like Kaplan’s Chief Learning Officer Bror Saxberg, to help bring cognitive science to classrooms around the country,” said the founders.
As native New Yorkers, being in NYC made it easier for the team to participate in the accelerator – and maintain a family life nearby. Co-founder and CEO Maya Gat (who has over 10 years of classroom experience) gave birth to her second child just four weeks before the program began, and co-founder and COO David Magier and his wife are expecting their first child shortly after Demo Day.