Ghanaian edtech startup, eCampus has emerged winner of the inaugural SingularityU West Africa Global Impact Challenge, picking up full sponsorship to attend the prestigious Global Solutions Program.
Launched in partnership with Ghana’s MEST, the challenge aims to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in the region, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
The challenge was open to all residents and citizens of West African countries, including Nigeria and Ghana (MEST’s key strategic locations), with moonshot innovation to solve a global grand challenge.
Following the applications phase, the finalists were selected and announced. They attended an innovation workshop in Lagos where they learnt more about exponential technologies and the latest entrepreneurial tools!
This was followed by a pitch event, also in Lagos, where Ghana’s eCampus, which seeks to revolutionize education by putting the classroom in everyone’s palm, was selected as winner of the contest.
An on-demand exams/test preparation and self-paced education platform, eCampus has a simple user-friendly user interface (UI) and user experience capable of improving retention and recall rates by 95%.
The user controls the learning process and can choose which topics or sub-topics to learn with hints and reminders generated by the system based on the learners performance and challenges identified during the learning process.
To use the platform, one needs to create a user account, log in with user account, search for topics to learn, and follow the content options (Read | Listen | Watch | Practice | Discuss) while also earning points. There’s a dashboard where users can change profile pictures, view points earned and subscription status, et al.
For winning the challenge, the startup received full sponsorship to attend the prestigious Global Solutions Program at Singularity University (SU). The program runs from June 17 to August 17, 2017 at the SU campus in Silicon Valley at NASA Research Park.