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Kamkalima

Kamkalima

Education Technology

Lebanon

Still operating

Launched in 2015

Competition

Competition

Track

Track

Rank

Rank

Arab Startup Competition 2014

Ideas Track

Semi-finalist + Best female entrepreneur

The Arab World Meets Silicon Valley 2015

Grow My Business 2016




Competition

Arab Startup Competition 2014: Ideas Track - Semi-finalist

The Arab World Meets Silicon Valley 2015

Grow My Business 2016

Description

Kamkalima is led by educators and is developing cutting edge educational technology which focuses on helping students develop written communication skills in Arabic. Kamkalima is a pioneer in personalized learning, creating a learning environment that empowers each student to reach his or her full potential through learning, while striving to enhance the emotional and personal connections between learners and teachers. The Kamkalima Bot is like a personal teaching assistant that supports each student in the class with customized intelli-tips based on the student’s learning needs and common mistakes. In addition, our interactive group language activities promote active learning and collaboration while helping students build their vocabulary and writing skills. Finally, our social platform allows students to publish their work, get feedback and interact with the work of others in a safe and secure school network. As such, Kamkalima provides opportunities for students to build a sense of community at the school and allows them to gain recognition for their work and achievements. Our vision is to nurture a young generation of talent who think and write in Arabic, and use the language to collaborate, create, and solve problems. We know that these are key skills for success in the 21st century and are not always covered in mandated curricula.
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Founders

Siroun Shamigian / CEO , Nisrine Makkouk / Co-founder

Team members

Rana Hallal / COO
Mohammad Zein / CTO
Samar Asso / CLO
Nour Mofti / Marketing Officer
Sara Kichly / Creative Director
Hiba Hammoud / QA and Technical Writer
Nagham Halabi / Full Stack Developer
Aysar Hajjaj / Full Stack Developer
Hisham Zeidan / Full Stack Developer
Zaynab Mourad / Customer Success Officer
Omar Ashi / Front End Developer
Nadine Atoui / Front End Developer
Zeinab Alayan / Front End Developer
Vera Kozhaya / Editor and Content Provider

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Funding

  • 2016 - IM Capital - $200,000
  • 2016 - iSME - $200,000
  • 2018 - Phoenician Funds - $850,000
  • 2018 - iSME - $400,000
  • 2018 - Mr Tarek Jallad - $250,000