Meet Gautam Bhargava, founder and CEO of Peeyr in McKinney, Texas.
Peeyr is a peer education marketplace that recruits extraordinary college and high school students and connects them to their peers for in-person tutoring sessions. People simply go to the Peeyr website or app and enter a time and location they would like to be tutored and Peeyr sets up the rest.
Bhargava’s parents are both very successful so the stress of making good grades in school was very important for him growing up. But after meeting a friend who opened his eyes to the idea of exploring his passions, Bhargava’s focus changed.
He realized how many students are in school to just make the grades and graduate rather than pursue their passions, so Bhargava decided he wanted to inspire students and provide them with resources. He knew that he had to leave the standard education system if he wanted to make a change, so he took the risk and dropped out during his junior year of high school.
Bhargava used his education journey and passion as the building blocks for what he wanted his company to be. In doing so, he founded Peeyr to inspire and empower students to be successful. The company now works in McKinney, Frisco, Allen, North Dallas, Plano and Richardson.
At Cadillac, we celebrate those whose passion and vision have reshaped our city, our lives and our culture - including Bhargava’s courage to follow his dreams and inspire students.
His continuous passion makes him one of the dedicated and driving persons shaping Dallas/Fort Worth.