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Building the OS for students

The Seoul Student Company

We are a small hobbyist group of students who meet up after school to design better software for students and hack away our frustrations towards modern LMS. We breathe 辛 ramen and hate hagwons.

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Infrastructure for students

Our goal is simple. There’s an abundance of educational resources, events, and communities scattered across billions of sites. We organize all this information into neatly designed web portals. The more frictionless the browsing experience is, the easier students will learn. One would assume the LMS tools of today would have addressed this.

Relevant metrics

Some figures that inform our mission.

US afterschool demand

19,400,000

41%

global LMS users

27%

78,300,000

83%

73,865

Korean cram schools

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Relevant metrics

Some figures that inform our mission.

virtual career events

886,000

76%

virtual career events

886,000

76%

virtual career events

886,000

76%

global LMS users

78,300,000

27%

global LMS users

78,300,000

27%

global LMS users

78,300,000

27%

Korean cram schools

73,865

83%

Korean cram schools

73,865

83%

Korean cram schools

73,865

83%

5-year-olds attending hagwons 83%

Modern LMS tools are often built on clunky, white-labelled software, but crucially, these systems are layered with countless dispensable features, the consequence of this being that students miss out on critical information about their school or their area of study because of the excess of traffic they have to navigate through. But not only is navigating itself hard, but knowing how to “start” is elusive as well. Without guidance, knowing what to search is completely dependent on one’s preexisting knowledge or connections.

Proposed solution

Frictionless, easily navigable micro-sites and web portals.

Clubs & Events

28 open

Yonsei University

Shermer High School

86 items

Competitive Debate

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Think of us as a group of kids with Post-Kumon Stress Disorder, hacking away at silly projects as a way to give back to the communities we love, but importantly, to orchestrate a violent overthrow of hagwons, Korean cram schools, and expose students to educational alternatives, because students genuinely learn more from hackathons, debate clubs, and science fairs than they do from endless KSAT mock exams.

Our little projects

Most of our projects are just CRUDesque solutions to specific student inconveniences. Honestly, the solution can be as simple and snackable as a public Airtable spreadsheet aggregating useful links, because sometimes all a student needs is a nudge in the right direction.

Problem

Solution

It’s hard to find the right student community.

Dongari

Coffee chats are not scalable or accessible.

Sunbae

Extracurricular education is too expensive.

Hagwon

No easy way to organize e-certificates.

Sang

Studying with friends remotely should be fun.

N/A

Fun fact our project names originate from Korean words

Proposed solution

Frictionless micro-sites and web portals.

Yonsei University

178 items

Computer science

Shermer High School

86 items

Upcoming events

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Who are we?

We were the first Korean team to receive the Medici Grant from Danielle Strachman, general partner of the 1517 Fund, co-founder of the Thiel Fellowship, and backer of Ethereum, Figma, Loom, and others.


Our previous projects placed 8th in Y Combinator’s SUS Pitch Competition, were nominated for Site of the Year by Framer, won a global case competition hosted by UC Berkeley, and were featured on the front page of read.cv.


If you’re a college student based in Seoul (or not) with even a passing interest in building meaningful tools for students, get in touch.


Seoul Student Company is run by Joonseo Chang and Eleanor Park.

Our little projects

Most of our projects are just CRUDesque solutions to specific student inconveniences. Honestly, the solution can be as simple and snackable as a public Airtable spreadsheet aggregating useful links, because sometimes all a student needs is a nudge in the right direction.

Problem + Solution

It’s hard to find the right student community.

Dongari

Coffee chats are not scalable or accessible.

Sunbae

Extracurricular education is too expensive.

Hagwon

No easy way to organize student e-certificates.

Sang

Studying with friends remotely should be fun.

N/A

Fun fact our project names originate from Korean words

© 2024 The Seoul Student Company

Not a student superapp

Modern LMS tools are often built on clunky, white-labelled software, but crucially, these systems are layered with countless dispensable features, the consequence of this being that students miss out on critical information about their school or their area of study because of the excess of traffic they have to navigate through. But not only is navigating itself hard, but knowing how to “start” is elusive as well. Without guidance, knowing what to search is completely dependent on one’s preexisting knowledge or connections.