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University of Michigan


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Farbood Nivi

After teaching for a decade, Farb founded Grockit in December of 2006 with the goal of helping learners connect to teach each other.

He grew up in both Canada and The United States and is a graduate of The University of Michigan. In the past, he founded Vision Computer Solutions in Northville Michigan and WAPonimizer, the first privacy service for cell phones. He has been a winner in the MIT Sloan Business School 1K Entrepreneurship competition and has been The Princeton Review’s National Teacher of the Year.

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