Leon Noel is co-founder of SocialSci, an online survey platform that is designed to meet all the requirements of scientific studies. â€œWe connect academic researchers with an honest participant pool online,â€ Noel explains. â€œThis greatly increases the turnaround time on scientific research.â€ Noel and his co-founder went through TechStars Bostonâ€™s Spring 2010 program.
â€œTechStars afforded us this instant community, and this ability to network and being around entrepreneurs who are going through the same thing,â€ Noel says. SocialSci has worked with researchers at schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania, and has more than 10 million questions answered so far. The startup raised $500,000 right after the TechStars program; it now has more than $1 million in funding.