Martin Basiri Chief Executive Officer

Martin Basiri is the CEO and Co-founder of ApplyBoard, whose idea stemmed from Martin’s personal experiences as an immigrant student facing a range of obstacles. ApplyBoard uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to change the entire process of application and university recruiting. ApplyBoard’s mission is to empower people to access the best education around the world.

Innovating from a young age, Martin invented his first device at 14. To date, Martin has more than 25 inventions and holds 10 patents. Awards include a gold medal at the Geneva International Invention Show and second place at the National Youth Invention Festival.

Martin’s degrees include a Master’s in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering from Shiraz University.


ApplyBoard is a Canadian AI-enabled marketplace uniquely designed for international students to apply to study at the best institutions of higher education, globally. Founded by three immigrant brothers, the company provides a full stack solution for students looking to pursue international education.

ApplyBoard’s proprietary platform streamlines the application process by curating a student’s profile based upon a number of factors including academic background, desired major and financial situation, and through its AI, matches the student with a light of highly correlated schools and programs. By pre-vetting these applications and assisting in the visa process, ApplyBoard achieves a 95% acceptance rate for its students. To date, ApplyBoard has partnered with over 750 high schools, colleges and universities across Canada and the U.S.

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