Alis Learning is a language-learning platform that improves access to reading materials for dyslexic children aged between 5-12.
When he applied to be part of the Inclusive Entrepreneurship Programme, Kaher was in the ideation stage of his business and had been in touch with potential customer groups and dyslexic charities to gage support in his idea. However, especially in the tech sector, it can be difficult to get a business off the ground without some seed funding.
Receiving the grant enabled him to enact his plans by initially paying for a web app wire framing (the process of designing the first few pages or overview of a site as a prototype) and other design and web costs. These were essential starting points to then begin developing the main website and app and for him to apply for more funding for later stage development.
While on the programme, Kaher experienced all of the different types of activities provided. Masterclasses on the programme covered a wide range of essential knowledge, and he took advantage of the opportunity to find out more about the topics covered, such as business planning and management, how to use data to increase business opportunities and turning online marketing and social media posts into real sales.