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An Adaptive Child Development Service

Using the power of machine learning, Akily provides 10 to 15 minutes of personalized, fun and easy to do periodic activities that foster meaningful bonding.

What is Akily

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Simplified proven methodology

Akily is an adaptive, gamified app for children’s development based on the SteppingBlock Method.

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Activities designed with love

It provides relevant, easy to do and short activities to help you elevate your child’s abilities in one or all six areas of development.

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Tailored paths and progress

Your progress will be recorded to provide personalized activities and to help map the developmental paths for all.

Functionality

The core of Akily is a deep learning implementation of a parental guidance system for child development that features a graph analytical system. Each new interaction provides our graph with new data that will improve the predictability of our system, providing in turn unique pathways for our users..

 

Our Team

We are a proud female owned venture with extensive backgrounds in education and tech entrepreneurship. Our innovative mindsets propelled us to create a new way of approaching children's development to support parents in this monumental, yet important task of life. 

 

Natalia Ulloa
Co-Founder

 

I was once the curious kid who always wanted to know more about everything. And from early on, I realized that the typical education system would not get me where I wanted. Since then, I've not stopped looking at new ways to improve children's education.

This path has taken me to create and run a successful elementary school, a children's therapy center and now I enjoy all the work that involves homeschooling my kids. I have also become interested in applying Machine Learning and Deep Learning models for optimization of educational processes.

I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every child. As an educator, I want to encourage and help children to reach their full potential. I want children to realize that they are all different, and understand that diversity is a good thing. I believe that there are different types of intelligence, and creativity is just as important as logic.

Working with children gave me the opportunity to see first hand, how each one of them could reach their goals in a natural way, as long as they are presented with the right steps to do so.

With Akily, our dream of delivering  just the right exercise to a child at just the right time has become true.

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Tania Zapata
Co-Founder

I am Colombian-born entrepreneur that has gone by many professional titles – CEO of Voice123, Chief People Officer of Bunny Inc., Partner of Zapata Torrenegra Labs, and Co-founder and Adviser of Torre Technologies Co.

I am proud people geek, with a love of learning that runs deep with topics such as neuroscience, behavior, organizational culture, and lately deep learning and coding. I continually strive to try new things to improve myself and my workplace.

My interest for building Akily was to give power to parents and caregivers to help their children reach their full potential. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and although this diagnosis came as a relief, I wish I could have known of it earlier to be able to take the steps needed to minimize the shortcomings of ADHD and at the same time amplify its benefits.

Our belief at Akily is that every condition has its strengths and disadvantages, and as long as you are able to amplify the strengths and minimize the shortcomings, you will have a fulfilling life. 

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Cesar Andres Lopez
Advisor

Winner of the MIT 35 award, Mr López has co-founded over a half a dozen technology companies in data analysis and data science related technologies.  He also served as General Manager of Gestión Jaibaná, a information management company from Bogotá, Colombia; and as General Manager of Enelar del Magdalena S.A. – a utilities provider that operates street lighting systems in Aracataca, Colombia.

At the international level, he founded and managed TotalCom Tech in Ecuador, a technology advisory company for governments.  He also co-founded PergaminoDB, a data analysis company in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mr. López was recognized with the 2012 Colombia MIT TR35 award for his work on data sensors on UAV platforms.  His team has coordinated over 8,000 UAV sensor flights for over 30 different locations in Latin America.  He is also a nominee of Accenture’s award for innovation as well as a recipient of Colombia’s 2010 Innova award, recognized by presidential decree for having created “Colombia’s most innovative company.”  He currently is a Co-founder of of Senseta, a big data analytics firm based in Palo Alto, California, Doha, Qatar and Bogotá, Colombia.

Cesar is a proud Colombian and an experienced machine learning practitioner, data scientist and co-founder of Senseta, the premier provider of end-to-end solutions for the biggest data challenges. His passion is to create new, more powerful and more profitable ways to sense and analyze data. As a data freak he has implemented over 100 data science and big data projects, in more than 15 countries.

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Alex Torrenegra
Advisor

Alex is CEO of Torre. He  started his first business at age 14 in Bogotá, Colombia, with the objective of buying his first computer.

After migrating to the US and finding the love of his life, Tania Zapata, they co-founded Voice123, and it grew to become the largest marketplace for voice over talent. They also founded Zapata Torrenegra Labs, an incubator that was named one of the top immigrant-owned startups in the US by Forbes Magazine. With Zapata Torrenegra Labs, they have co-founded and invested in several successful tech companies including WeHostels and VivaReal.

In 2012, he co-founded Torre. In 2016, Alex co-founded Democrracy. He also co-founded BogoDev, BogoTech, and HubBOG, the three largest communities of software developers, web entrepreneurs, and technologists in Colombia.

Also in 2012 he was honored by MIT’s Technology Review with the TR35 Top Colombian Innovator of the Year award, in 2013 with the High-Impact Entrepreneur title by Endeavor, and in 2015 as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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