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He couldn't get higher education in Iran -- now he's running an ed tech startup

March 7, 2017
Speaking of Iran
He couldn't get higher education in Iran -- now he's running an ed tech startup

CNN

by Sara Ashley O'Brien

 

In Baha'i faith, education is of utmost importance. So it makes sense that Shakib Zabihian, a Baha'i programmer who fled religious persecution in Iran in 2013, is behind an education startup in his new home of Los Angeles.

Zabihian is the co-founder of Toot, a startup that launched a nationwide text message-based tutoring service on Thursday. For the past year, Toot has operated in the Los Angeles area as an on-demand tutoring service: Using the Toot app, students can hire a tutor for an in-person or digital sessions.

 

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