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Kolkata-based startup Eazy Coach raises angel funding

Eazy Coach, a
Kolkata-based startup run by Om Agarwal, has received angel funding from
businessman Ravi Agarwal.

Eazy Coach, a
Kolkata-based startup run by Om Agarwal, has received angel funding from
businessman Ravi Agarwal.

Of the 200-odd
startups incubating at the Nasscom centre christened 10,000 Startups in the IT
hub at Salt Lake, Eazy Coach was considered one of the brightest ideas with
high business potential, according to a Times of India report.

Easy Coach facilitates students aiming to study in America with writing of
application to various colleges; mentoring them for specific exams in
universities like Harvard, Stanford and Colombia; and arranging for finance for
the course. The entire process is done online.

“The idea is to provide the student with mentors from almost all
universities across US. Currently we have managed to rope in mentors, who are
alumni and alumnus from Harvard University, Stanford University and Columbia
University who would teach the students how to write their applications while
applying and the tricks and traits of that specific college,” Agarwal was
quoted in the report as saying.

According to the report, Agarwal plans to add colleges in the UK, Singapore and
Australia to Eazy Coach within a couple of months. A student of Laxmi
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Agarwal is a drop-out from West Bengal National
University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS). Earlier this year, he quit the
university in the final year to focus entirely on Eazy Coach.

Agarwal also points out in the report that he never really wanted to be a
lawyer and had joined the institute on his father’s insistence. Days after he
joined the law school, he and his seniors developed AimCLAT, an application
that helped students appearing for the law entrance examination. In five
months, AimCLAT secured 18% market share. He then realized his calling lay
elsewhere and pursued it.

After learning about the startup scene is in Kolkata, he ventured into the
admission space with a product that catered only to students applying for
education overseas. He was one among the first batch of startups that began
incubating at 10,000 Startups earlier this year.

Ravi Ranjan, warehouse manager at 10,000 Startups, told the Times of India,
“Om showed promise from the very first day. He had been working closely
with the 10,000 startups team since January. Our team will keep helping
him.”

Apart from helping students with the admission process, the startup also helps
connect students, particularly those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds,
with corporate to secure funding.

Agarwal has more ambitious plans of taking the initiative forward still and
helping the student with the accommodation in the university town or city.

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