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Alumni profile: Vivek Kumar

 

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Principal Co-founder and CEO | QuickSense Education

Vivek studied many “seemingly random” subjects at the University, including Art History, Spanish, Sociology, Statistics and Law. “I could not make up my mind so I did everything. This was the best decision I made.”

“Having an interdisciplinary mind is so important. And I cannot stress how important the arts are. [An Arts degree] gives you access to ideas that you would not get through any other degree”.

After his studies he founded QuickSense, a personalised learning tool that helps students understand content and enables teachers to better understand their students. Through QuickSense, Vivek’s dream of owning his own business has become a reality, as it is now being trialled in a number of schools around Auckland.

“I developed QuickSense because, despite studying hard as a student, my work was never reflected in the grades I got. So my idea was to develop something that enables students to study smarter, not harder,” he says.

“Being entrepreneurial is being positive, passionately curious and proactive about challenges and setbacks because you come across them in large swathes on a daily basis.”

“Asking questions is really important. I think being well-read is also a driver of an innovative mindset. But that doesn’t mean you need to read start-up books. Personally, I really hate them and have only read two in my life. Read whatever you find interesting and just keep reading until you start asking insightful questions.”

Vivek Kumar graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce conjoint degree.

 

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Principal Co-founder and CEO | QuickSense Education

Vivek studied many “seemingly random” subjects at the University, including Art History, Spanish, Sociology, Statistics and Law. “I could not make up my mind so I did everything. This was the best decision I made.”

“Having an interdisciplinary mind is so important. And I cannot stress how important the arts are. [An Arts degree] gives you access to ideas that you would not get through any other degree”.

After his studies he founded QuickSense, a personalised learning tool that helps students understand content and enables teachers to better understand their students. Through QuickSense, Vivek’s dream of owning his own business has become a reality, as it is now being trialled in a number of schools around Auckland.

“I developed QuickSense because, despite studying hard as a student, my work was never reflected in the grades I got. So my idea was to develop something that enables students to study smarter, not harder,” he says.

“Being entrepreneurial is being positive, passionately curious and proactive about challenges and setbacks because you come across them in large swathes on a daily basis.”

“Asking questions is really important. I think being well-read is also a driver of an innovative mindset. But that doesn’t mean you need to read start-up books. Personally, I really hate them and have only read two in my life. Read whatever you find interesting and just keep reading until you start asking insightful questions.”

Vivek Kumar graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce conjoint degree.

 


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