Blackboard Radio

  • Delhi, India
  • EducationEducation Technology, Mobile, Consumer Internet

Children practice spoken English by talking to a virtual cartoon character designed using NLP & AI

Founded:
2016
Stage:
Proof of Concept
Market:
B2C

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Team Summary

Vatsal & Shubham were hostel-mates in IIT Delhi & are friends for over 8 years. Both were early employees at edtech startup, Avanti (backed by MSDF). Vatsal led Sales in rural MP & Shubham led Product development while at Avanti for 3 yrs

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Founding Team

Vatsal Dusad


Founder

Shubham Gupta


Co-Founder

Product/Service Summary

Blackboard Radio is a spoken English tutor for children b/w age 3-10. It allows them to practice speaking English by playing speech-powered activities & talking to conversation bots. It features a community platform where parents can showcase their child's creative audio content (poems, stories etc) & share with family & friends.

The solution is focused on tier-2 and tier-3 cities in India. It works independent of schools and requires very limited parental supervision. It is extremely affordable and focuses on spoken English & not just theoretical part of the language.

The product by its design is collecting a lot of speech data of Indian children speaking English. This data will be used to create Machine learning algorithms which will provide feedback on speech characteristics such as pronunciation, fluency, and diction in the near future.

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