GetSet improves student success by developing growth mindset, self-regulation, and a variety of other skills.

Profile

Founders

Karan Goel

Eric Bjerstedt

Established

2012

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

About GetSet

GetSet is the first metacognitive skill development platform. GetSet improves student success by developing growth mindset, self-regulation, and a variety of other skills. Colleges and universities across the country use GetSet to foster student success and increase graduation rates.

The Founding Story

GetSet was founded in 2012 by Karan Goel and Eric Bjerstedt. They previously built PrepMe, a leading college readiness business and adaptive learning platform that helped thousands of students get into college. PrepMe was acquired in 2011 by the owners of Blackboard. After seeing many of PrepMe’s students drop out of college, they realized their mission wasn’t over. Without a specific product or idea in mind, Karan and Eric founded GetSet to solve a problem: too many students drop out of college. They spent 18 months researching, prototyping, and testing with real students before formally launching with several public and private institutions in 2014. GetSet is on track to serve over a hundred thousand students in 2016 and is driving substantial gains in student persistence.