Mimir is a tech company located in Indianapolis, Ind., with a cloud-based tool that empowers instructors to efficiently teach computer science of any scale. Mimir Classroom, the company’s core product, is an automation tool for computer science and programming courses that has been deployed in more than 70 universities. The company’s goals are to reduce grading times and plagiarism for educators teaching computer sciences, while pairing students with internships and jobs that align with their unique skills.
The Founding Story
In 2014, Prah Veluvolu, Jacobi Petrucciani and Colton Voege developed Mimir Classroom while students at Purdue University. They initially worked on the concept for the cloud-based tool through the The Boiler Accelerator program run by the Anvil, an independent student-led co-working space located at Purdue University. In 2015, Mimir Classroom was accepted into California’s prestigious Y Combinator business accelerator. Now, Mimir Classroom is used by more than 80 schools, a number that continues to grow.