Project Name: Studycopter
Project Location & Coverage Area: Pan India
Project URL: http://studycopter.com/
Area of intervention: Education
Studycopter is the world’s first online + mobile-capable adaptive learning platform that enables students to ace exams such as the GMAT, IBPS SO, IBPS Clerk, and more. Studycopter has launched with test preparation for GMAT before expanding to other tests. The startup was a part of the iLab incubator and went on to raise a seed round from the Batten Foundation.
The cloud based solution also offers a comparison engine which is basically a recommendation feature. It analyzes a student’s current performance from his performance a week ago and then suggests steps to be taken to improve it. Personalization of content is one of the important aspects for Content as a Service (CAAS) provider. The service also has options to share notes and tips with friends. The platform is available on Android, iOS and Windows. It syncs across devices, so that student can resume preparation from where student left off.
Studycopter also combines the best of both Self-Studying and Classroom Coaching. The company plans to introduce other courses like GRE, CAT and SAT in the coming months. It has plans to integrate features like “Ask an Expert” in times to come to facilitate students for clarifying their doubts. Studycopter has content license for five other tests but the first step is to build good traction for GMAT and make the adaptive model more meaningful by having more students use the platform. The app also maps performance of student and constructs an optimal examination preparation plan so that student can focus on key problem areas without wasting inordinate time on non-critical areas.
Launched earlier this year, the portal has managed to get more than 2,000 customers. It is mostly used by students. A few professors, teachers and institutes also use the service. At the moment, students can access Studycopter for free for seven days on the web or through the Android app. Once they are satisfied with the product and are convinced of its value, they can choose to buy a subscription for a limited time. The current list price is INR. 1599 for a four-month subscription. Presently Studycopter raised Angel Funding from the Batten Foundation. Since its launch, Studycopter has seen students sign up from the Americas, Europe, and India. The organization has also signed agreements with educational publishers worldwide in order to provide academic resources such as mock exam papers, practice exercises and questions to help exam candidates prepare themselves.