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Starting Point Education

A Sense of Belonging is critical to retention. The human side of learning must come first – This is the Starting Point for academic success.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Education
  • Location Clearwater, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 0
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Company Summary

Starting Point Education is an educational software and service company. We support higher education institutions and students with products and services that support student success. Currently U.S. taxpayers spend more than 9 million dollars a year educating first year students who will not return the following year. We will help retain students with the SSC platform that will help them feel a sense of belonging early on to improve retention.


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    Dr. Tina Stavredes
    Managing Partner

    Dr. Stavredes has a MEd in Instructional Systems and Technology and a PhD in Cognition and Learning using Technology. She has been in higher education for over 15 years and is an expert in human learning behavior, persistence, and student success. She has been in leaderships positions in both the for profit and public higher educational sectors. Dr. Stavredes is an international speaker and authored two books on pedagogy and persistence.

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    Carey Hilderbrand
    Managing Partner

    Carey Hilderbrand has a Master’s in Business Administration and brings with her over 15 years of experience launching innovative solutions and early technologies in target educational markets. She has focused almost exclusively on the art of building and marketing successful technology start-ups, utilizing core expertise in product management, product marketing, marketing communications and consultative selling to bring new category-defining sol