Augmental is an educational technology application where course material is adapted to address the unique need of each student using artificial intelligence and student engagement tools. On top of that Augmental equips teachers with a virtual classroom tool and a reporting and tracking system to better support their students.
We are currently working with 5 educational institutions between Lebanon and the KSA. We are targeting the top 200 schools in the UAE and KSA. We are working and negotiating with governments to apply Augmental in public school. We have 2 institutions as clients but in the training field (not school students)
We are currently targeting school in the MENA starting by Lebanon, KSA and the UAE as a main focus.
Problem or Opportunity
One of the greatest setbacks in today’s educational system is due to the one-size fits all approach to teaching and learning. While students are facing a big challenge understanding the course the same way as their classmates, educators have to adapt to different levels in class. The lack of visibility is also affecting educators and school administrations.
Solution (product or service)
Augmental is an educational technology application initially targeting middle to high school students where course material is adapted to each student’s learning abilities using artificial intelligence and student engagement tools. Based on the student interaction with course materials the algorithm redirect each student in a unique path inside the course by giving the learner a tailored made content or question that matches his/her learning style and level.
At the core of the application is a powerful analytics module, which can be accessed by educators, administrators and parents. It is a one-stop shop insight into every student’s progress and knowledge acquired. By having this data in real-time, teachers can direct each student to complete the curriculum in a timely matter and more effectively than the traditional educational approach, while the parents and administrators are more confident that learning is being achieved.
On top of that Augmental has added a virtual classroom tool to support distant learning and with that Augmental becomes an end to end platform for schools, teachers and students
- Century tech - Smart sparrow - Alef Education
Advantages or differentiators
- Augmental is available in 3 languages and can support any course in any language. - The only platform with a marketplace for adaptive learning content
The main risk is schools being resistant to change but with the latest pandemic things changed and schools are actively looking for new technologies now. The market is ready more than even
Incubation/Acceleration programs accomplishment
- Smart ESA accelerator
Won the competition and other awards
Forbes Middle east 30 under 30 (both co-founders recognized): - Full list : https://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/list/30-under-30-2020 - Article about Augmental on Forbes: https://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/industry/education/paul-barakat-diab-and-elie-nahas-co-founders-of-augmental-are-make-learning-more-personal-for-students-and-teachers
Harvard Startup Competition - Boston, USA (1st Prize) : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/elevoro_innovation-startup-elevoro-activity-6600530818928525312-08ul
Grow My Business - Beirut, Lebanon by MITEF and Bank Audi (1st Prize): https://www.bankaudi.com.lb/english/newsroom/press-releases/the-beirut-traders-association-announces-the-winners-of-the--grow-my-business-competition--2017-edition-in-collaboration-with-the-mit-enterprise-forum--pan-arab-region-and-in-partnership-with-bank-audi
HUB71 and MITEF - UAE (Winner- No ranking): https://www.hub71.com/2020/06/04/mit-enterprise-forum-pan-arab-and-hub71-select-8-mena-startups-as-winners-for-the-hub71-mena-growth-competition-2-0/
Startup World Cup Regional Champions - Doha, Qatar (1st Prize): https://twitter.com/WorldAIShow/status/1199382672654524417
TakeOff International summit - Istanbul, Turkey (Top 6): https://egirisim.com/2019/09/20/take-off-istanbul-2019-sahnesinde-odul-kazanan-yerli-ve-yabanci-girisimler/