History of WizIQ

Our History

Follow the story of WizIQ from a school assignment to a global e-learning platform

 

2001
Preamble
Harman Singh, WizIQ's future founder, submits an 80-page school assignment on e-learning. Harman graduates determined to make his vision of helping students find teachers in the e-learning space a reality.

AuthorGEN technologies is founded.

Harman Singh and Harbir Khurana join forces to legally form authorGEN Technologies in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company that would one day become WizIQ.
2002
Foundation
2003
e-learning software

AuthorGEN technologies create customized e-learning software.

AuthorGEN technologies starts as an IT services company specializing in the eLearning space.

Ventures into new technologies.

Along with creating e-learning software, team ventures out on new technologies. They create - Virtual Classroom and Convert document to flash.
2005
WizIQ.com registration
2006
First round of financing
Dec
2006

AuthorGEN technologies receive first round of financing.

AuthorGEN technologies receive its first round of financing from Band of Angels (BoA), New Delhi. Company shifts headquarters to Chandigarh, India.
Apr
2007

WizIQ is launched.

An online market place for e-learning is formed.

Apr
2007

Mashable: WizIQ is Guru for Tutors.

Students can search for a teacher in their subject, and teachers can set their own availability, teaching preferences and rates for tutoring.

Apr
2007

Online Collaboration Tools And Resources: Kolabora Picks n.48

Students can search for a teacher in their subject, and teachers can set their own availability, teaching preferences and rates for tutoring.

May
2007

Profy: Simple and Easy Education tool.

This simple and easy to use education tool makes one-to-one teaching and learning remotely about as easy as it gets. In short, WizIQ may just be the shortest route to more personal and individual learning for both sides of the equation.

Sep
2007

Jeff Utecht: WizIQ and a twitter experiment.

I was very impressed with WizIQ here is a quick rundown of the program. We played with the audio session and I was very impressed with the sound quality, no lag, and no breaking up of conversations. It records the sessions and those that have watched it have commented that the recordings are of pretty good quality.

Sep
2007

WizIQ closes another round of financing

India's largest education technology company, Educomp invests in WizIQ

2007
Launched of financing
2008
In News
Jan
2008

Gigaom: An Attractive Proposition.

Definitely an attractive proposition and one which I can think of many uses for in terms of web working applications. The site is also a handy networking and scouting tool. Through it, you can meet other professionals working in the same field as yourself.

Apr
2008

WizIQ family grows.

First 250,000 users in 24 months, next 250,000 users in 9 months and next 250,000 in 6 months.

Jul
2008

Walletpop: Connects teachers with students.

WizIQ acts as a clearinghouse connecting those interested in teaching online with those seeking that knowledge. The service includes live video and audio, but the best part to this setup, imho, is the interaction between student and teacher.

Dec
2008

Jane's Pick of the Day

If you want to give a public or private WizIQ session you can now embed the code right into your own blog.

Feb
2009

The Journal: WizIQ Provides Free Platform for Virtual Classes

WizIQ.com, a Web service that allows educators and students to meet online in real time for virtual classes, has added an embed feature that enables teachers, tutors, and other educators a means to apply multimedia content to their Web sites and blogs.

2009

WizIQ launches premium account.

Things like payment collection and tracking make for a more streamlined experience that premium users can take advantage of, freeing up some of their time to focus on their content, attending to the quality of their sessions.


2009

Kristen Winkler: If you haven't already, try it out.

It's free, it's fun and it can boost your teaching business if you promote yourself as a teacher in free public sessions on WizIQ.

2009
Cont. In News
WizIQ
Today

WizIQ continues to grow and evolve, adding new customers every day, from individual tutors to colleges and universities.