The team of the Slovenian-English startup EqualEyes Solutions has once again won at the 24-hour programming marathon of one of the biggest tech conferences, TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016!
Team EqualEyes – Blaž Magdič, Joanna Alpe, Tine Poštuvan and Luka Topolovec with the director of the Techfugees network Joséphine Goube (in the middle)
Solution for better education of refugee children
This time, the Maribor-London team won in the category Techfugees, where they convinced the jury with their solution Sensei Hub that uses technology to help refugee children get better education. The project Sensei Hub solves the problem of educating refugee children who prematurely interrupt their schooling due to war conditions.
Burning issue of today
Continuing education in refugee camps is a big problem, for students as well as for teachers. Students often join the class at very different stages of learning, in ages from 3 to 13, and often move from one refugee camp to another. Teachers don’t stay with them for long and thus don’t get to know the students well enough to be able to ensure a quality and relevant education.
The project will come to life, partners are UNICEF Lebanon and Techfugees
The international network Techfugees and the entire team of EqualEyes are so thrilled about the project that they will shortly attempt to implement it in Lebanon, where they, Techfugees, and UNICEF Lebanon will try to realize the solution as soon as possible.
EqualEyes is looking for product leaders
Because of interesting challenges and projects, such as Sense Hub, EqualEyes is looking for additional reinforcements in all areas, especially project management! If you’re interested in working in team of the Anglo-Slovenian startup EqualEyes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To watch their winning pitch, click here
, the description of the project is here
. This is already the third resounding achievement of the young startup, which is a member of the Maribor-based incubator Venture Factory
, recipient of Slovene Enterprise Fund’s
startup grant P2, and the first Slovenian member of the esteemed London startup accelerator Wayra
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