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1- Hello Zachary, Can you please introduce yourself?

Sure. My name is Zachary Zhou, and I’m a law student as well as the CEO and founder of Memscore. My favorite pastime is solving problems, and in my opinion, there is no problem more fascinating than improving how we learn. Education is such an important part of every person’s life. It dictates how much we change and grow. So for the past several years, I studied psychology, engineering, etc.—seriously thinking about possible solutions—and one day I had an epiphany and conceived Memscore.

2- What are your focus areas and why?

It’s hard for me to identify areas on which I focus because there are so many. Since I am a law student, I obviously study law, but I have many hobbies and interests, and I try to excel in all of them. I’m very headstrong in that respect. For example, I indulge in music, drawing, weightlifting, writing, programming, and so on. As a result, I need to learn as efficiently as possible. Of course, that’s why my team and I created Memscore—to help people extract the most value from their time. And we have a lot of proof that it does just that.

3- How do you describe “Memscore” in few words?

Memscore is a website that can help you learn anything and remember everything. People have already used Memscore to study all sorts of things: cooking, poetry, politics, history, fiction, sports, and more. Not only does Memscore help them understand the material better, Memscore improves their short-term and long-term retention of that material, enabling them to reliably develop knowledge and skills. Thus, Memscore is sort of like insurance for your education. After all, no one wants to forget something they spend years and tens of thousands of dollars learning.

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4- Where do you think it’s making an impact?

Memscore is first going to make an impact in schools. Once students discover Memscore, they’re going to realize that learning isn’t some magical and arbitrary process but instead a scientific and systematic one. I think they’re going to be happy to know that there’s an affordable online tool that can help them understand and retain everything they’re studying, and we’re happy to provide it.

5- How do you see the future of online learning in the next 10 years?

It’s never wise to bet against human ingenuity, so I predict that online learning is going to explode in the coming decade. It’s clear that the internet has already had a profound effect on education, and I believe that soon the internet is going to be the primary supplier of all our educational needs.

6- And where do you see “Memscore” in the next 5 years??

My hope is that Memscore is going to lead the revolution in education in the 21st century. It certainly has that potential. I say that because unlike most other products and services on the market, Memscore is based on decades of peer-reviewed scientific research, so it works without a doubt. In addition, I have huge ambitions for Memscore that I intend to unveil in the coming years. Depending on how everything goes, I may be able to share my vision even sooner.

7- If you could turn the time, what would you love to change in regards to the way you launched it?

I guess I wish I could have enjoyed the whole experience more. Don’t get me wrong—I’ve had a lot fun. But there were times when I became too obsessive, too impatient. During those moments, I should have remembered that entrepreneurship is a labor of love, that all good things take a while. If I had, I think my perception of everything would have been even more positive. In short, if I had another opportunity, I would’ve tried harder to maintain a healthier mindset, one more oriented towards equanimity.

8- What is the “one-word” advice you will give to our readers when it comes to succeeding at learning new things online?

Practice. Learning is like exercising, and listening to someone talk is about as effective as watching someone lift weights. At some point, both activities stop being helpful. Sure, read a tutorial once to ensure you know the basics, but after that, it’s all about testing and challenging yourself. Hence, if there’s only one thing, one word, a reader takes away from this blog, it’s this: practice.

9- What are you most excited about at the moment?

On March 4, we’re launching our Indiegogo campaign for Memscore. We’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time, and we’re finally going to see if other people are as passionate about learning and growing as we are. My instinct says yes, and I can’t wait to be proven right.

10- The last word or final thoughts?

As a law student and entrepreneur, my time is extremely valuable. I only do things I consider to be absolutely necessary. So when I tell you that I’ve used Memscore every day for the past 5 months, there’s a very good reason for that. Memscore reduces the time I need to spend studying, allowing me to enjoy the things I love longer. It’s also stimulating and rewarding—like finishing a crossword puzzle. Now, I am Memscore’s founder, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Still, I think deciding whether to try Memscore at least once is an easy choice to make.

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