Prodigy (formerly SMARTeacher) is a Canadian EdTech start-up that’s been featured in The Globe and Mail, BNN’s The Pitch, and has even pitched to the Dragons on Dragon’s Den! Why the interest?
At Prodigy, we’re creating the world’s first educational game that can automatically adapt based on a child’s emotions. Think Pokémon meets Kumon, with a really cool bio-sensor that lets us infer how a child is feeling while playing. Although the emotion-sensing technology will not be ready until later this year, that hasn’t stopped us from growing our game’s user base to over 215,000 students in only a few short months. More importantly, children love the game so much that they’re answering over 2,000 questions per week! For more information, check us out at www.ProdigyGame.com. – less