E2I

Education Meets Industry

RAISING

$2,000,000

In exchange for

33%
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Industry

EDUCATION

Company size

2-5

Patent

NO

Location

Israel

Languages

English, Russian, Hebrew

Overview

E2I is where education meets industry. 

In this space, we prepare future graduates for their first employer and solve the industry’s problem. We do so in a collaborative project-based learning process led by recognized subject matter experts.

E2I will become a platform for significant research in the development of project-based learning and project-based problem-solving.

Having complete control of the input and process itself, we will develop a winning recipe for the problem-solving process in a global multidisciplinary educational environment.

The Vision

To maintain the value of education by complementing knowledge of fresh graduates with skills required in the fast-changing world.

The Product

We created a virtual platform that allows educational and business entities to collaborate for mutual benefits.

This will be carried out via project-based learning processes, managed on our virtual platform, and led by recognized subject matter experts.

The Team

Dr. Alex Lapshun

CEO

Senior Business leader with 20+ years of progressive experience. An expert in building high-performing teams and operational excellence in a multicultural environment that includes technology, people, and business.

Mark Israel

Founder & CTO

Over the last six years built a project-based learning centre in Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) before expanding it into a global initiative under E2I. Mark has a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, a M.Sc. in Technology Management and is currently working on his Ph.D.

The Problem & Solution

Research-oriented universities do not pay enough attention to developing cognitive knowledge, professional, problem–solving, and teamwork skills (Guo et al., 2020). 

Alumni of today’s engineering disciplines lack or have minimal practical skills, the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, communicate effectively, and other essential qualities (Bentur et al., 2019). 

As a result, the learning curve of the fresh graduate with the first employer might last between 8 to 12 months. We can cut this time by half or even more in some cases!

The Market

Our target markets are academic institutions, specifically engineering and business schools.
On the other side is any business organization that hires new graduates and might have either engineering or business constraints. 

There are more than 30 engineering schools and 40 business schools in Israel, excluding practical engineering colleges.

Market size today is evaluated at nearly $100B and expected to grow to $300B by 2027 with a predicted CAGR of 18%.

Competition

Competitors range from company training and development centers, university’s centers of industry relations, all the way to companies like Udacity, Coursera, and K12. 

The closest direct competitors are:
Upkey: https://upkey.com
Virtual Internship: https://www.virtualinternships.com
GlobalShala: https://www.globalshala.com

Institutions  – alumni employment department
HR Departments – employment fairs , internship programs
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)  – expected to be a $25B market by 2025 ($19.2B in 2019) 

The Opportunity

We offer a win-win situation and enhance the capabilities of each side by allowing them to allocate complete resources and also enjoy the extra. We create additional extensions for both academia and business.

Among many different players, E2I is the only one that solves business problems via student-based international teams. The only place where students do not pay and academy and business truly meet. 

Education is timeless. Demand for qualified employees is growing. We are addressing the rapidly expanding need. E2I has the potential of growing into a social professional network where scholars and businesses will find their ideal match.

Purpose of Equity

$2,000,000 for 33% which will go towards:

  • System development – improving project management system and scaling servers infrastructure
  • Marketing and sales – creating awareness, making a few roadshows in partnering universities and business firms; growing pool of mentors.
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