guru-g is one of the 11 startups taking part in the worldwide cruise on the Unreasonable Ship for entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas and engage with global role players.
Eight of those 11 have spent this week pitching and meeting investors and fellow entrepreneurs in Cape Town.
Speaking to HumanIPO, Amruth said today (Thursday): "We've had some long and detailed conversations with a couple of amazing organizations.
"[We are] more or less certain that we'll be setting up a significant presence in Cape Town. I never expected things to move so quickly, but the response for guru-g has been extremely positive from multiple angles,(including) money, partners, first few projects (and) content."
Already established in the United States, India and Mexico, guru-g is hoping to “open up” the program in South Africa as well, Amruth told HumanIPO on Tuesday.
Based on the worldwide challenge of teachers needing exceeding availability, the educational startup has designed a workshop-based curriculum solution.
The Android platform-based program aims to make teaching fun and interesting by ‘gamifying’, personalising, measuring and unifying education.
Feedback from teachers of their classroom experiences were used to develop the program.
The content comes with effective teaching methodology, combined with game aspects and also rewards to motivate students.
Through a curriculum adaptability feature, content can be uploaded by educators themselves as well as rearranged according to the different standards of institutions.
The team, Amruth and his partner Anand Joshi, vice president of sales and client relations, hopes it will also act as an “economic incentive to contribute”.
guru-g believes its product will form an integral part of the changing education system which will also impact learners’ performance.
As the system is accessible through easy operation with a mobile device such as tablet, it is viewed as a “pop-up school”.
HumanIPO reported yesterday on the South African political party, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) interest in educational technology to assist the learning challenges faced by the country’s schools.