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PraxiLabs, a Pitch For Purpose competition Finalist, is an Egyptian startup creating a virtual world of science education. 

PraxiLabs allows STEM students of all socioeconomic backgrounds an equal opportunity to learn scientific methodologies and to practice laboratory experiments through virtual simulations. To fill the jobs of tomorrow, today’s world faces a significant shortage of STEM graduates—according to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2.4 million STEM-related jobs went unfulfilled in the US alone in 2018. And since up to 60% of university laboratory costs are due to the cost of laboratory consumables, lowering the costs of experimental-based learning through VR can hugely lower the cost barriers to entry in science education.

Founded by Khadija Kelbedweihy, PraxiLabs interactive simulations let students access gamified 3D laboratory space from anywhere, anytime. Experiments available on the platform already range from biology to chemistry to physics, where gamification helps to further increase student engagement and retention.

To date, PraxiLabs has already engaged more than 20,000 students and 10 educational institutions through a combination of university and student subscriptions and a freemium onboarding model.

Through PraxiLabs, educational institutions are lowering the economic barriers facing STEM students today, while simultaneously allowing those students to access their experimental laboratory learning material from anywhere in the world.

To learn more about PraxiLabs, signup here to watch CEO Khadija Kelbedweihy pitch live as a finalist in the Pitch For Purpose Demo Day on June 27th! 


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