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Polyglot 5-min-pitch-for-tec

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Polyglot 5-min-pitch-for-tec

  1. 1. Internet Polyglot Mikhail Gavryuchkov
  2. 2. What is Polyglot? • A polyglot is someone who knows many languages. • From Greek πολυ-, «many» and γλώσσα, «language».http://bit.ly/iPoly
  3. 3. What is Internet Polyglot?• Web site http://www.internetpolyglot.com• And mobile site http://m.internetpolyglot.com• I am the first user.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  4. 4. What is Internet Polyglot?• Build vocabulary in foreign languages• with help of native speakers.• Users play games and learn.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  5. 5. What is Internet Polyglot? • Lessons created by users, including professional educators. • Audio pronunciation by native speakers. • Images for better mental association.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  6. 6. Internet Polyglot: Some Numbers • Lessons in 34 languages (cross-language) • 12,000 organic visits a day • 160,000 registered users. • 15,000 Facebook "Likes".http://bit.ly/iPoly
  7. 7. Game examples: Guessing Game
  8. 8. Game examples: Matching Gamehttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  9. 9. Mobile • http://m.internetpolyglot.com • HTML5 • Live on iPhone, Android • 1,000+ active daily usershttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  10. 10. Guessing Game on Mobilehttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  11. 11. Internet Polyglot: Summary • Internet Polyglot was a “hobby”. • Converted to a high margin profitable business. • 2,000,000 unique visitors last year • 46% retention rate • I look for an investor/partner to scale uphttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  12. 12. Internet Polyglot From hobby to a business (Some details) Mikhail Gavryuchkovhttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  13. 13. More stats: Demographicshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  14. 14. Plans• Social networks integration• Connect People• User-driven content• More games• Add grammar, immersion• More lessons, more languageshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  15. 15. Social Networks IntegrationPlay language games, earn trophies, postthem on Facebook Herewith I pronounce you a Knight Polyglot Sweet! Gonna post it on Facebook!http://bit.ly/iPoly
  16. 16. Connect People• Help people find each other – teachers and students, learners of the same language.• Let people play against each other.• Let people leave feedback on others’ progress.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  17. 17. User-driven content• Allow users create lessons with audio, video, images (crowdsourcing) and share revenue• Allow users leave feedback on lessons or report abusive content (crowd-moderation)http://bit.ly/iPoly
  18. 18. More Games Develop more games, make them more engaging Evolution of language learning process on Internet Polyglothttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  19. 19. Add Grammar: ImmersionCover more language learning aspects: • Add grammar lessons/games • Add immersion courseshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  20. 20. More Lessons, More Languages • I received emails from American Indian tribes asking to add their languages. • Ulster Scots, Catalan. • I spoke to a fan of Internet Polyglot who wants to add hotel/travel industry lessons. • Lots of ideas from the vibrant community.http://bit.ly/iPoly

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