Blended Labs

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Creating better ways to learn

Blended Labs is a small startup team making experimental
services for mobile, online and blended education



A platform for mobile learning games

Topics: Design, Product Management, Marketing, Startups

Key features: card-based interface, quiz challenges, pattern collections, expert quotes, analytics, editor for creating mobile courses.


A platform for interactive online courses

The first course: Effective Landing Pages

Key features: step-by-step instruction and assignments, instructor support, course leaderboard, free and premium levels, course editor, discussion groups, personalized reminder emails

Learners: 1000+ participants in Spring 2014


HN Academy

An experimental set of mobile courses

Course topics: Investor Prep, Naming, Public Speaking, Startup Pitches, Hackathon Skills

Key features: Tinder-style swiping for dual choice questions, answer scoring, saving favorite tips, course editor

Earlydays Cities

A platform for online+offline courses

The first course: Entrepreneurship for First-Timers

Key features: online video lectures, homework assignments, learner profiles, certificates, local expert sessions, graduation day, global Top50.

Learners: 500+ projects across 30 cities in 2013


A prototype of mobile education platform

The first course: How to Teach on Mobile

Key features: mobile-optimized slide templates, multiple-choice quizzes, course editor

Learn Plan

A prototype of learning recommendation service

The first vertical: Marketing

Key features: the ‘learning graph’ of 100+ skills, tools, cases, and adjacent skillsets for marketers


Yury Lifshits

Computer Scientist at Yahoo! Labs and Caltech

14-year teaching career in K12, college, grad school and for-profit environments

Founder of Zonaspace (coworking/education center) and Geek Picnic (one of the largest tech festivals in Europe)

Alexander Shtuchkin

CEO of R&D arm of a major 4G/LTE carrier Yota, > 200 ppl

Launched mobile app suit (Video, TV, Music, etc) for the world's first commercial 4G mobile phone by Yota & HTC

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Gold medalist

Anton Khristolyubov

Design lead for Google Wave fork (Rizzoma Project)