GWG Awards entrant, Slava Kremerman talks about Zen Educate, an Airbnb type model for supply teaching.

Currently when schools need to cover staff absences, they rely on agencies which still do everything through phone calls and paper. Zen Educate is a platform that allows schools and teachers to match directly online. Think Airbnb for supply teaching. Co-founder, Slava Kremerman tells us more...


What was the inspiration for the site?

Hearing from family members working through agencies how painful (and extortionate the commissions!) the existing process was.

When did you launch the site?

We launched in early 2017.

What are your greatest challenges?

Getting the word out about Zen Educate to schools and teachers. Now there is a better alternative to working with agencies!

What's your background?

I'm an ex-strategy consultant and ex-banker who saw the light and joined the early team at Nutmeg. I was with Nutmeg through its amazing growth journey in various roles such as Head of Marketing before Co-Founding Zen Educate.

Who do you admire in business?

Any entrepreneur who is willing to bet everything on making a difference in the world.

Please recommend a website and / or app that helps you promote or run your business

Onfido, a brilliant service for identity checking that is amazingly better than any of their more established competitors.

What is the best piece of business advice you've been given?

Bring at least 51% of the value in every relationship you have.

What is your motto?

How can we do things 1% better today?

Where do you see the business going from here?

Making the world of education recruitment more convenient while putting £100s of millions wasted in agency fees back into the education system.

Where did you hear about the GWG Awards?

From my days at Nutmeg

June 2017