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  • 29-Sep-2017

Eager, Inc.

Abstract

Eager serves primary and secondary educational institutions by amplifying existing technology systems and learning methodologies that schools already use and understand. We are a multi-faceted software platform focused on developing student performance and ambition through mindful reflection, positive reinforcement, and community support.

One of the greatest predictors of success in the classroom is a student’s drive and discipline to put off instant gratification in exchange for long-term goals and rewards. With Eager, we foster a “growth mindset” among all the student’s stakeholders, designed to hone students’ intrinsic motivation, providing them the confidence they need to set their own goals and work towards them.

The software itself is a more intuitive way of examining performance information than the learning management system itself; for students, the focus is not on the grades themselves but goals surrounding them, in various areas customized by the institution, such as attendance, mastery, behavior, participation, and cyber-engagement. Our teacher, parent, and administrator accounts providing a unified interface for rapidly monitoring student progress and identifying struggling students before their problems become critical. With our software, student stakeholders and those who they are responsible for can collaborate around the mutual goal of growth, with no technical distractions.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Our customer is the teacher that constantly looks for ways to promote the growth of his or her students, regardless of the trial and error and added effort it might take.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Our product addresses any school that wants to enhance existing interventions for problematic and struggling students. We serve the market of teachers and schools who have a vested interested in enhancing student success through software tools.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

We understand what has made recent ed-tech companies such as ClassDojo successful; providing seamless communication tools between multiple parties, and giving endless customization options for the teacher to adapt their methodology to be enhanced by the software platform. In addition to these insights, we offer an innovate new way to implement the behavioral methodologies (PBIS, RTI, MTSS) addressed by ClassDojo and funded by public education initiatives; our integration and seamless tracking with LMS/SIS systems like Canvas Instructure LMS is something unique to us that has not been attempted to previously.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Our founder has a background in Cognitive Science, with a vested interest in behavior modification, not only for the product but for himself. Our team is made up of various people involved with public education itself, to enhance sell-through rate and professionality. In addition, we possess a proprietary lead generation and marketing platform that allows targeting and re-targeting of key potential customers.