The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has authorized a USD 100,000 performance agreement with Virginia Serious Game Institute-based, Scriyb, LLC, a technology start-up company, to pioneer a new cloud-based, live-streaming teaching platform that will revolutionize online education, the company said.
This agreement allows Scriyb to scale-up and deliver on its mission of enticing a future generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) trained workforce to address the high-skill shortage needs regionally and nationally.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors authorized an agreement between Scriyb and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Prince William County and assigned a USD 100,000 grant from the Prince William County Economic Development Opportunity Fund (EDOF).
The conditions of the grant require Scriyb to receive matching funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia´s Center for Innovative Technology GAP Funds, maintain five full-time staff positions, and relocate to commercial space in the County along with 13 full-time hires and USD 25,000 in equipment by the end of December 2017.
Scriyb is a web-based, social engagement learning environment, aimed at solving the teacher and expert shortage, built by educators for educators. Scriyb provides a platform for high-quality education that augments a traditional, real-time lecture classroom with online peer-to-peer collaborative interaction, set to specific algorithms that aids in higher student achievements.