Road MapProject OverviewApplication MockupsMarket Size Estimation (With some statistical figures support)Market Size Estimation – AssumptionsMarket Potential (TAM SAM SOM)Market Size Estimation – ConclusionFact to Face Interviews and Surveys – Questionnaire HighlightsBusiness Domains – Planned and SurveyedSurvey ResultsThe Real Pain of CustomersLessons LearnedTeam Members Introduction
Project OverviewThe Skillout – Collaborative Learning Cloud is aproof of new innovative ideas helping tear downthe walls of the current education system.We must invent a new system from scratch● with the new technologies from today,● using the latest knowledge about learning(neuroscience), and● taking into account the needs of tomorrow.
Please CLICK HERE to view the Project DetailPlease CLICK HERE to view our Business Model CanvasPlease CLICK HERE to view our Customers InterviewQuestionnairePlease CLICK HERE to visit the skillout.com site (English)Please CLICK HERE to visit the skillout.com site (Russian)Project Overview
Market Size EstimationWe serve a multi-sided market:● Students (people wishing/who need to learn)and● Knowledge providers (universities,companies, government, consultants, NGOs,etc.)
Market Size Estimation –AssumptionsThe ever accelerating pace of innovations● requires professionals to learn a lifetime;● obliges educational institutes to constantlyupgrade their curricula;● requires companies to launch their productssimultaneously with the respective course.This is impossible to be achieved with a systembased on classroom.All the world needs a new learning platform!
Market Potential(PAM TAM SAM SOM)Universities &Students 153,000,000 Students81,000,000 Students18,000,000 Students4,500,000 StudentsObs: All interviewed students were willing to pay to get access to our platform
Market Potential(PAM TAM SAM SOM)Our consumer segment is not restricted touniversities and its students.All providers of knowledge and everyoneinterested in assimilating it are part of our totalavailable market (TAM).In times of continuous innovation this meansmost organizations and all active professionals.
Market Size Estimation –Conclusion500 Universities with 4,500,000 studentsattending 2,000 courses.Monthly subscription of US$100 per course +US$1 per student = US$4,700,000/month+ customization service + hosting + students annual fee + otherknowledge providers + advertizing + ...we are sure that learning platforms are thefuture of social media!
Fact to Face Interviews and Surveys.Questionnaire HighlightsStudents Questionnaire:● Do you use online learning platforms?● What is lacking for you to use suchplatforms?● Which features you miss on the platformsyou use?● What kind of functionality / service / offerwould you be willing to pay?● What do you think about our valueproposition for students?
Fact to Face Interviews and Surveys.Questionnaire HighlightsKnowledge Providers Questionnaire:● Is your Institute currently providing anyonline courses?● What are the challenges you faced inlaunching of the Online courses?● What advantages do you think the onlinecourse will provide to you?● What do you think about our valueproposition for knowledge providers?
Survey ResultsWe are conducted 36 interviews on the 4continents and in the 7 countries from 3different target segments: students, teachersand professionals.The result our survey further increased ourconviction that is really worth pursuing as astartup. The entire world needs a new learningplatform!
Survey ResultsWe must invent a new education system fromscratch:– with the new technologies from today,– using the latest knowledge about learning(neuroscience),– taking into account the needs of tomorrow.
The Real Pain ofCustomersStudents:● Limitations of self-teaching● Overcrowded classrooms● Little collaboration between peers● Lack of overview of the courses offered andthe courses in progress.
The Real Pain ofCustomersKnowledge providers:● Resource constraints (teachers, classrooms,monitors, etc.).● Lack of understanding of the online learningenvironment.● Little collaboration between peers● They identify the need for a new approach toteaching but do not know how to evolve.
The Real Pain ofCustomersEmployees/Professionals:● I cant leave my job to take a long coursebecause of my responsibilities.● The normal courses which will take almost 5days is not enough for me to learn about anynew topics rather just to know a highlightedinformation.● The normal Courses way of teaching is notfun as the project based online courseswhich I can take online.
Lessons LearnedFrom students:● Courses need a good syllabus, so studentscan evaluate it.● Knowledge providers must have a goodreputation.● High level Contents and/or internationallyrecognized certification that are relevant totheir professional activity.● Exclusive content and/or certification.
Lessons LearnedFrom knowledge providers:● The online education platform must helpincreasing student motivation.● The platform must be user friendly for bothstudents and content providers.● The platform needs to demonstrateefficiency in learning to eliminate skepticismabout online learning.
Lessons LearnedForm Employees/Professionals:● Some employees/Professionals like theregular way of courses because it can givethem focus in the course.● Some are afraid that they will be dragged outand in from the course from theirmanagement to fix some issues becausethey can play the course at anytime.● Some are afraid they wont be able to takeday off for the course so they got to do itafter working hours.
Lessons LearnedFrom employees/professionals:● for some professionals going out of work andtake a regular course will give them a depthnetwork with their classmates.● Some are afraid that the certification wontbe approved in their working environment.● Lack of commitment because they got thematerials and they can play it at anytime.
Team MembersIntroductionOlya Zakharova – Ph.D. in Economics, two master degrees inEconomics and Computer Sciences, Associate Professor inKharkov National University of Economics, leading the team withher vision of future quality education.Azhar Mateen – Co-founder of three companies, having masterdegrees in business and computer sciences, he is backed-up by adiversified business & technologies experience.João Teixeira Soares – A valuable team member supporting byproviding his IT expertise from Germany.Auguste Yeboue – Adding to the team geographic and skillsdiversity. An experienced African IT project manager who did anMBA to add fun to his life !
Farhan Ahmed Hashmi – A Techno Commercial Professionalbasically a Computer Engineer with an MBA, works as a Productsand Strategy Manager in a leading telecom operator in KSA.Suresh Belur – An Entrepreneur from India looking to learn andcollaborate.Zuhair Sagga – More than 4 years Solution/Software Developer withvast background of business development/modeling, databasedesign and stakeholder engagement skills and expertise acquired inpublic and private sectors. Love to have FUN while working.Eric Karwowski – An Entrepreneur and founder of two companies.Student at Stanfords Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.Manager and IT professional working with the largest companies inthe world.Team MembersIntroduction
"Online education is the future of professionalcontinual education"Prof. Amin Saberi Interviews President John Hennessy of Stanford University at 13min 34 s, Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v1Ac1Wx6Co&feature=player_embedded#!