I used these past two years to focus on connecting with educators across the country to validate and update my prototype. Through this process I got lots of feedback on what features should be in Machitia, how the platform should feel, and then published a chapter in a book
through Columbia University about Machitia in 2019. Also in 2019, I was named as one of Utah's 20 in their 20s
During these past two years I have diligently worked on getting organizations that have educators as members to sign LOI. Currently, I have within those signed LOI around 85,000 educators that are affiliated within the organizations that are very interested in potentially using Machitia.
I will start my second masters program this August, but this time in Business Creation
at the University of Utah. It's fully paid for anyone accepted to the program. It's a 9 month program to have me launch my startup. By next May 2021, Machitia will for sure officially not only launch, but have various users already using it from the group of educators within the LOI signed organizations.