Below you’ll find both my elevator and venture pitch for a new reading app called Symposium. It’s pitched to Educational Venture Analysts who have connections with professors and universities.
This project grew out of my desire to teach critical reading strategies to my students online. Having students read independently and properly engage with texts can be tricky. So it’s been a challenge for me that better apps could help me with. I’ve tried VoiceThread but it doesn’t have quite the right functionality and Google Drive isn’t great for more complex texts that I want to keep static. Symposium grew out of my needs.
I hope you find it interesting and you could even see using.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback and I look forward to watching everyone else’s pitches.