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Saudi group Noon gets rare US honour

RIYADH, July 5, 2017

Saudi-based Noon Educational Platform has become the first in the Arab region to take part in the ASU+GSV Annual Conference on Investment in Education Technology Companies held recently in the US.

Noon Educational Platform is one of the most prominent projects of Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, and one of the leading educational platforms in the field of training for the National Centre for Assessment tests skills.

A leader in social learning, artificial intelligence and knowledge revolution, Noon is characterised by combining pleasure with education through challenges, competitions and sense of accomplishment, said a statement from the organisation.

The conference saw participation of over 300 global companies where Noon was given the opportunity to showcase its work and business insights before a range of potential investors and technology enthusiasts from Silicon Valley, it stated.

Mohammed Al Dhelaan, the CEO of Noon Educational Platform, said it was the only Arab company invited to speak to investors from all over the world at the annual conference dedicated to discussing the investment in technology education companies.

He also praised the role of Badir Program in supporting and facilitating the participation of the Noon Educational Platform in this important conference.

“Our participation in this conference comes after we recently concluded a successful investment tour at Noon Educational Platform in which participated several local and regional investors, led by Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder and CEO of Careem, the cab booking services via smart applications in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena),” remarked Al Dhelaan.

With more than 900,000 students enrolled in Noon Platform, it appears that the educational platform is on its way to rearrange the private tutoring market and improve the education of millions in the Arab world, for Noon aims to reformulate the concept of learning materials' private tutoring by combining learning with pleasure and artificial intelligence, said a statement.

According to the experience of students who have benefited from Noon, a high school student is only one button away from getting a private tutor on his phone, whenever needed, for as long as he wants and at a cost of about 70 per cent less, it added. – TradeArabia News Service




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