Recognized as one of "The Top 50 Coolest New Companies in America" by Business Insider, Pairin equips educators to efficiently develop the essential college and career skills critical to student success, and prove the impact of their efforts. We allow schools, districts, individual teachers and counselors to get insight into the personal, professional, social, and entrepreneurial skills that are developed in their students and which need the most attention. We measure the growth of these skills to validate program effectiveness, and influence the personalization of education for students. We give teachers the tools and expertise to integrate the teaching of these skills into any curriculum without stealing time away from teaching content. In addition, we use the same tool for hiring and developing teachers, professors, staff and principals.

There is no solution that spans both the requirements of education and business. But, the lack of professional, social, entrepreneurial, and pe...
Recognized as one of "The Top 50 Coolest New Companies in America" by Business Insider, Pairin equips educators to efficiently develop the essential college and career skills critical to student success, and prove the impact of their efforts. We allow schools, districts, individual teachers and counselors to get insight into the personal, professional, social, and entrepreneurial skills that are developed in their students and which need the most attention. We measure the growth of these skills to validate program effectiveness, and influence the personalization of education for students. We give teachers the tools and expertise to integrate the teaching of these skills into any curriculum without stealing time away from teaching content. In addition, we use the same tool for hiring and developing teachers, professors, staff and principals.

There is no solution that spans both the requirements of education and business. But, the lack of professional, social, entrepreneurial, and personal skills is not just an education or just a business problem - this is a shared problem. Our measurement is the most comprehensive, the only one that integrates both observable behaviors and science-based measurement, gives teachers tools to integrate skills learning into THEIR curriculum, and helps all concerned participate in the development of these skills.

We’ve taken science validated over 60 years, a process developed in business over 16 years, and a education dissertation-proven methodology for integrating skills learning into any curriculum and unified them under one system.

Although it isn't required to use our entire system, typically, our customers first use the Pairin survey for creating a baseline understanding of how developed students or staff are in the 105 attitudes, motivations and behaviors we measure. They either then use our default college/career targets to identify gaps to focus development, or create a custom standard based on top performers in their program. We even create custom predictive profiles of any group, like dropout students.

Educators leverage Dr. Tara Laughlin's methodology for integrating skills learning into any curriculum, along with exercises and lessons. They can daily track student development with our observational rubrics that are aligned with the quantitative measurement. At the end of a school year, students take our 15-20 min survey again to measure the growth as an aggregate across any class or group.
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Investors

Elizabeth Kraus
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Elizabeth Kraus Cofounder and partner at MergeLane, investing in high-potential startups and venture capital funds with at least one female leader.
Jim Demetry
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DG Elmore
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DG Elmore
Lee McCutchan
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Lee McCutchan
Dale Hughes
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Dale Hughes
Thomas Clyde
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Thomas Clyde
Stephan Reckie
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Stephan Reckie
Pablo Giacopelli
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Pablo Giacopelli

Advisors

Jim Kaufman
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Scott Fast
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Remigio Arteaga
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Remigio Arteaga
Jeff Jones
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Jeff Jones
Scott Miraglia
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Scott Miraglia

Employees

Adam Fisher
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Alejandro Vasquez
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Alejandro Vasquez Full-Stack engineer specialized in the conversion of behavioral research to software. Occasional Web Development educator. Saxophonist
Susan Simpson
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Susan Simpson Director of Professional Readiness (1099 Employee) // I.E., Coach // Experience: Multi-National Corporations; Global Non-Profit; 2 Start-Ups
Tara Laughlin, Ed.D.
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Tara Laughlin, Ed.D. Director of Readiness Curriculum Taught elementary and secondary educationTaught in higher educationMasters & Doctoral DegreesDissertation: 21st Century Skill Integration
Zach Walker
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Recommendations

Kara Blakey

The use of the Pairin methodology inside my classroom is paramount to the success of my students throughout the school year. By teaching my students the skills to effectively communicate, collaborate, think critically and creatively, I am able to introduce and solidify content in a more group focused and experiential way that both empowers the students and encourages autonomy. Teaching these skills alongside content, introduces students to new ways of taking in and applying information while simultaneously giving them skills that they will use throughout their education and into their careers. I have seen my students gain a new take on the learning process and find that they are able to demonstrate their knowledge and relate to the content in more purposeful and personal ways.

Scott Fast Executive Director of Accenture Foundation at Accenture

Pairin has been a very strong partner of educators, businesses, and economic development programs in the State of Colorado. They helped define the critical career readiness skills for students and then enhanced their solutions to measure and report on a student's skill level. These skills are critical to support a student as they complete their education and transition into the workforce.

Pairin's tools are easy to understand, easy to use, provide very meaningful information to students and teachers, and provide activities to improve a student's career readiness.

I have also found Pairin's solutions to be very valuable in helping businesses evaluate a jobseeker's skills and compare them with the skills that make an employee successful at a job and with a company. This helps improve the hiring process and increases the likelihood of hiring a successful new employee.

Joni Gale Kripal Advisor at Hatch Marketing Plans

I personally completed the assessment and received a comprehensive report as part of my due diligence as an investor. I was impressed with how insightful the result was given the ease of the process. I subsequently recommended Pairin be used to guide the recruiting, training and coaching of a highly specialized service and support role for a robotics company. The Pairin team was highly responsive throughout the process and the feedback received from the hiring team was very positive. In short, the science seems robust and the team expert in its application and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them again.