Best Projects 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Published on September 30, 2021 um 08:56
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
Educators spend up to 50% of their time managing student data, preparing reports, and performing other routine administrative activities, which takes up their time makes it difficult for them to focus on teaching. Moreover, creating reports for a large number of students, analyzing them, and providing precise feedback is a complex and time-consuming task. And when all of this is done manually on paper, the process slows down even more. As a result, educators productivity decreases, and they have to spend more time gathering data, formatting spreadsheets or manually developing paper reports. IntelliED is a lightweight digital platform that provides easy data management & analytics for schools, helping them improve the efficiency of grading and reporting. IntelliED is powered by a hybrid AI, Machine Learning, and analytics-based approach that brings the most meaningful insights to the table. Users just need to enter the data points, and our system will automatically generate insights and reports, saving time by eliminating the requirement to develop reports manually. These insights will allow educators to acquire a holistic view of students make more informed decisions, support students struggling in the classroom, and foster a Data-Driven Decision-Making environment. Apart from this, schools can offer our built-in Social-Emotional-Learning surveys & psychometric tests to their students to ensure that their environments are safe, supportive, and equitable & can profile students based on their learning styles and personality types. Users may effortlessly install our app on their existing devices, and school systems are spared the expense of purchasing new hardware. Not only this, with just a few clicks, educators can share these reports with students, counsellors, parents & school admins. In essence, what takes hours to do, can now be done within a few minutes with IntelliED.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
With not much marketing, we were able implement our pilot program with several institutions from our community. We currently have 20,000 users registered in our database, including students, educators, and school admins. We have a count of 3700 daily active users who visit our application at least once a day. Our partner institutes have recorded a 60-70% decrease in the time spent in non-teaching administrative activities. Educators admit that they now spent more time in teaching & other beneficial activities, due to which they recorded a 5-11% increase in student performance. Furthermore, schools noticed an increase in parental involvement in their children's education in cases when parents installed IntelliEDs app to view their child's detailed reports. As for our impact goals increased academic progress, improved student behavior, reduced student absenteeism, and more parental involvement are all priorities for us. In the long run, we aspire to attain increased retention of students, higher success rates, and low dropout rates for our partner institutes. In the general context, IntelliED helps schools devise support strategies for students, reduce human reporting errors, eliminate the use of paper, simplify their work & modernize the campus experience by making them smarter, safer, and more efficient. Apart from this, IntelliED project was a national finalist at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2020 under the Education category.
Sustainability and future plans
Our current business model is a B2B subscription-based model, in which our product is sold directly to K-12 institutes/schools and other educational institutions with either monthly or yearly paying periods. We currently provide three pricing plans namely the basic, standard and premium, and institutions can switch between them at the start of their new paying periods. Besides this, institutes occasionally seek extra functionality based on their requirements. We also set up customized modules for our clients and charge extra for this service. We have not yet received any funds, and we are currently covering our expenses with the revenue generated from initial sales. We've only been in this business for less than a year and till now have onboarded 20,000 users without any marketing budget or sales strategy across different districts. Shortly, we're planning to go for the seed funding round so that we can expand our team and our services nationally. Our long-term goal is to reach 1 million students and teachers from our community by the end of 2024 while simultaneously preparing for global expansion. In the coming years, we also wish to expand our feature set by adding functionalities that appeal to a wide range of users. For example, we'd like to add more regional languages to our platform, and we're also considering adding a text-to-speech feature for a better user experience.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Adhyansh, from New Delhi, India, currently the Project Lead & Team Lead for AI- Data Science division at IntelliED. I have graduated from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in computer science. I was a member and then the senior coordinator of my college's Entrepreneurship Club during my undergraduate studies. During my tenure at the club, I collaborated with other members to support the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship among students by establishing an entrepreneurial culture in our institution. We held several seminars, inviting experts from successful startups to share their stories, and we assisted students in obtaining financial and other resources for their startups. I was invited as an international delegate to the Stanford's Student Entrepreneur Submit 21 and was winner of annual entrepreneurship competition of my college. Apart from this, I was the winner for the IBM Hack Challenge 2020 and Runner-up for IEEE-Oracle Hackathon 20. The joy of creating things and offering a valuable service to customers is just untradeable for me. When the service helps people and improves their life even by just a small bit, that sense of satisfaction for me is limitless. Also, that missionary zeal together with the joy of learning, as I navigate new challenges and opportunities keeps me going through the long hours. In general, I'm motivated by opportunities to solve problems, and I like to challenge the status quo. I at times tend to over-work, over-execute and enjoy experimenting with different strategies. I'm extremely motivated by freedom and the opportunity to write my own story, which is why I believe I have this foundation that compels me toward entrepreneurship.
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