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ShowMe, co-founded by San Kim ’06CC, is a global learning community where anyone can learn or teach anything. This iPad app transforms the device into an interactive video whiteboard which allows teachers to record lessons while using the iPad’s microphone and drawing on the touchscreen whiteboard. The lessons are shared on the app or on the Web for easy searching, learning, and sharing.  

ShowMe’s mission is to connect great teachers to students across the world. Millions of lessons, from chemistry to history to sports have already been created and more are being generated and shared every day. The technology is meant to be used by anyone who has knowledge or lessons to share — including writers, musicians, artists, chefs, etc.

ShowMe’s technology is now powering Princeton Review’s SAT prep app. For more information watch their video. ShowMe recently expanded to include MarkUp, an electronic means for grading papers.

Education has been in CEO San Kim’s blood his whole life. The son of a college professor and an elementary school teacher, his parents moved San to the U.S. when he was 9, just so he and his sister could have the best education possible.

Throughout his time at Columbia University, San tutored high school students on a variety of subjects and fell in love with teaching. After a couple years of teaching (and as a short-lived music career along the way), San teamed up with Karen Bdoyan, co-founder and CTO, and founded ShowMe to make learning accessible to everyone on earth.