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  1. 1. • Demand for PhD graduates continues to grow and as it does so does revenue and taxation. • PhD working in firms bring: new knowledge, working methods, personal networks and ability to solve complex problems. • Having a stock of PhD graduates helps attract Foreign Direct Investment and drives indigenous Enterprise development/innovation Forfas report - 2009 Unfortunately. . . The process that evolved into PhD education has not changed significantly since the middle ages. This results for much of the world in a 50 % completion rate with a mean of 5 years to graduation.
  2. 2. Keeps on top of interactive technology Shortens time to graduation Provides analytics the university does not have 85% completion in 3.5 years Leadership & Government Corporate Executives Science & Innovation PhDs Income and Tax Revenue Leadership Capacity Industry in Suitable Candidates University Status Losses due to 50% completion Rate & 5yr mean
  3. 3. Business Opportunity 2014 - 2017 Market Size Geography # Degree Granting Institutions # PhD Students Africa 650 0.3 m India 573 1 m China 340 1.25m US, UK, Aus 720 1m Ireland 21 8K Revenue Opportunity Significant growth market ~ 20% + yr ➔ Subscription €750 per student per year ➔ Market size = €2.62 Billion Growing to Scale # Students/Year 200 / 2014-5 1000 / 2014-6 6800 / 2017-8 4800 / 2016-7 Successes to Date Geography Channel Regional Needs Timeline Africa Ireland IndiaUSA Desperate need for both leadership and faculty Desires to: create technological universities & improve candidate pool Desperate need for both leadership and faculty 30% completion rate for online universities. Pilot groups likely to start in the spring 2015 in the new tech universities. Working groups of 10-30 students per university – growing to 100 in the spring Universities subscriptions starting with pilot tests. Targeting online universities and the US Veterans Administration 2014-5/ ongoing 2014-5/ ongoing 2016-8/ ongoing 2015-6/ ongoing Currently working with University of Nairobi, Moi University and the Commission 4 University Education in Kenya CIT interested in a pilot, proposal in for research as well Route to Market
  4. 4. The Team E. Alana James, Ed.D Founder - Managing Director Margie Milenkiewicz Partner/Customer Service/Marketing Jeevan Sunkari Technology/Process Development Maria Sanchez Patino’ PhD Manages Professors/Designer Tom McCarthy, PhD. Economics and Policy Development Previously CEO of IMI/ Dean of Business DCU Joanne Preston, PhD In charge of new section on publishing Bob Zenhausern, PhD Statistics, Experimental Psychology Robin Throne PhD Qualitative Research Instructional Technology Expert Recruiting Irish Professors Toni Hull, EdD Teaching Ambassador to US Dept of Education Colette Solebo MD, PhD Health Care in Sub Saharan Africa Julius Williams EdD Job Satisfaction in teaching at Youth Detention Juliette Brown DM Marketing and African American Vocal Artists Author, International Expert on PhD Graduation. Responsible for sales, having built a successful sales business sold in 1995 Organizes streams of content across multiple types of media to build student pace and motivation. Previously ran voluteer organizations within the CO Dept of Education - USA MBA in Business Management - Brought his last employment from near bankruptcy to 2nd in its franchise. Experienced in website development and deployment Professora Emerita, linguist, bilingual author and course designer. Previously Director of faculty for Venezuelan university The Professors/ Advisors Graduate Advisors
  5. 5. Q3 2014 Q4 2014 Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015 Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 60 100 200 400 600 1000 1400 2000 2600 €75K €450K €300K €225K €150K Total # student subscriptions Rates = €750 per student per year Makes the assumption that every university supports 1000 PhD Students on average and that once their academic committees approve us we can process about 100 new subscriptions a month. Break Even Point 4m Annual by Year 5 Funding Required for: • Evaluating new geographic markets • Securing university sales • partnerships and strategic alliances Quarterly Revenue Forecasts