Allelo featured by Ascender and Medium. Written by: Annia Aleman.
Entrepreneurs are everywhere in our communities. They come from different walks of life, generations, communities, ethnicities, and industries. They are the dreamers, the makers, and the most resilient. In 2020, we witnessed the entrepreneurs in our community continue to build, disrupt, and persevere every day. Last year was a test for many, but for our Ascender entrepreneurs, it was a new challenge to tackle. What does innovation look like in times of crisis? For our 2020–2021 Ascender Incubatees, it looks like this.
Allelo The problem: Fostering the development of open-minded, healthy, and productive discourse skills is critical for our society to flourish… across the classroom, social media, and professional environments. What we see on social media, the news and video calls show we have a long way to go. Currently, there isn’t an effective solution that can offer real-time feedback on our communication effectiveness in an idea-sharing setting. The Solution: Allelo, An AI-based platform, teaches individuals how to participate in productive discourse while offering organizations and classrooms engagement metrics that promote equitable participation. Updates from Allelo:
Received major investment. In the fall of 2020, Allelo received a major investment from a venture capitalist enabling the company to hire more staff and expedite the building and refinement of the platform.
Started the Allelo Fellowship program: The company launched a fellowship program where students and recent grads can work directly with the team and engage educators so that together they can improve online discourse in educational institutions of all levels. The company currently has 15 fellows and is recruiting more.
Launched a company rebrand. The company launched a new name and expanded its mission. Read more about the rebrand here.