School Rebound: a Tech seed loan to improve children's handwriting
Founded in 2021, EPFL startup School Rebound has developed Dynamilis to help children overcome their learning difficulties. The Digital Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the start-up to validate its subscription business model, find the best acquisition channel and continue the development of Dynamilis.
Up to 25% of children present learning and attention difficulties that can have a significant impact, such as loss of self-confidence, difficulty focusing and fatigue. In response to this, School Rebound, founded in 2021, aims to develop tools to help children affected by these learning difficulties by combining state-of-the-art research solutions in education and the latest advances in machine learning.
School Rebound developed an app called Dynamilis that integrates a tool to analyse children's handwriting on many distinct aspects and extract the specific areas users need to focus on to improve their handwriting. Dynamilis offers different activities in the form of games co-created with more than 40 handwriting specialists, allowing the child to work on their specific difficulties in a fun way, whether at home, with a therapist or at school. The activities are recommended for each child according to their handwriting profile extracted during the analysis.
School Rebound will use the FIT Digital Seed loan to validate the subscription economic model, find the best acquisition channel, and further develop Dynamilis, notably by integrating English, Spanish, Portuguese as analysis languages. One of the two pilot projects with schools takes place with the Canton of Vaud, involving about 140 classes. By the end of 2022, Dynamilis aims at generating € 15'000 of monthly revenue and up to 1 million by the end of 2024 with more than 45'000 paying users.
Dr. Thibault Asselborn, CEO