20-year old Fleet entrepreneur launches crowdfunding campaign for My Study Life app
In 2011, 20 year old Fleet entrepreneur Jamie Clarke launched My Study Life, an app to designed by students to help with organisation while studying.
Today, he is aiming to crowfund £150k to aid continued expansion. The app works for anyone in education and is a modern solution to student planning in a digital age.
My Study Life allows students to organise their classes, tasks and exams in a simple and easy way and now has over 725,000 registered users worldwide and is a user-friendly, free app that is completely ad-free.
The idea for the app came in 2010, when most sixth form students were seeing friends and working towards their A Levels.
Fleet-based Jamie Clarke had bigger plans for his time and by the age of 16 he had developed a fascination with technology – progressing to an interest in software development.
Fuelled by his frustration with paper planners and his school’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), he decided to create one app to organise his classes, homework and exams.
Jamie said: “At secondary school we had a VLE that didn’t seem to cater for anything the students wanted or needed and my sixth form had numerous intranets that didn’t work on phones. Following the release of Windows Phone in 2010 I decided to develop an app that replaced my paper planner – but from a student’s point of view.”
The app has gained support from Professor Steve Molyneux, CEO of The Tablet Academy and respected expert in the use of digital technologies to support education.
Looking to the future, Jamie said “My ambition is for My Study Life to become synonymous with technology in education and the de facto standard for timetabling and managing homework, replacing the paper planner in the process.”
To find out more about the campaign, visit: http://bit.ly/my-study-life-seedrs