FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (OCTOBER 15, 2015)
Omninox Launches Kickstarter Campaign for a Better Classroom Experience
The Kickstarter campaign will fund software that reduces time teachers spend creating and grading assignments by as much as 85%
The narrative on American teachers today looks grim because they are overworked and underappreciated. So, Omninox is creating an online platform where teachers can save countless hours through automatically generated and graded assignments. Three young entrepreneurs from the University of Florida–Yatit Thakker, Drew Vincent, and Jake Yap–thought of the idea after talking to dozens of teachers. They implemented it using their engineering backgrounds and the help of licensed content from a billion dollar education publisher.
Coming off from their preliminary platform release back in March, Omninox was able to collect data and feedback from over 2000 teachers and students who used the platform. From that, they were able to build out a more robust prototype. However, they have much bigger plans for the platform looking forward. They want to add a more collaborative element to the platform that can get teachers from all over the world creating and sharing content for various subjects with each other. “A global community. That’s the ultimate vision. A network of teachers helping each other to create a more engaging classroom experience,” says Yatit Thakker, Co-Founder and CEO of Omninox. “After speaking with teachers back in June, we found that there was a desire for ‘rigorous questions’,” says Omninox Co-Founder and COO Jake Yap. “This phrase is thrown around a lot in education, but we want to build a place where teachers can find quality questions created and voted on by other teachers.” In order to accomplish this goal, the Omninox team has taken their idea to Kickstarter in an attempt to raise $6,000 in one month.
Omninox’s Kickstarter page has more information about their journey and vision. There, one can contribute as little as $5 to support the creation of a better classroom experience for both teachers and students.
About Omninox: Omninox is one of many education startups out there, but unlike other companies, Omninox’s unique focus is on creating a simpler and more engaging classroom experience. Visit their website at https://omninox.org or follow them on twitter at @omninoxco