EdGuru - We speak YOUR language!

EdGuru is a multilingual, e-commerce education platform with an online forum, articles, videos, ebooks and, a marketplace for teachers. WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE!

Sarasota, FL Education Technology

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My name is Roy Pope. I am founder and CEO of EdGuru. We offer downloadable resources in the top languages spoken in the world.  

This is a worthwhile project because it will improve teacher preparation in education systems globally. 


About this Project

The Components of EdGuru


How the Money will be Used

The money you donate will be used to:

  • Create differentiated best practice videos  
  • Create articles in teaching areas lacking research
  • Build a forum for teachers of different languages
  • Build the first international marketplace for teachers to earn tremendous profits by selling and exchanging teaching activities and ebooks  
  • Translate books and documents that are submitted to EdGuru

A percentage of the funds will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org, which helps classrooms in need of supplies.

Who is Talking About EdGuru


Backed by Real Research

According to the Report on Global Consumer Buying Preferences Showing the Impact of Language (2014):

  • 75% of consumers were more likely to buy products in their native language. 

Further research showed:

  • 27% native English speakers account for only 27% of global internet users. (2011 study by Miniwatts Marketing Group) 


Backed by Real Data

                                Top Languages In Internet Usage

                    (Millions of Users November 2015 Internet World Stats)

                                   Top Ten Languages Used in the Web

                     (Percentage Increase 2000-2015 Internet World Stats)

Current State of Project

 EdGuru has finished the concept inception, prototyping and beta development stages.

Why was EdGuru created?   

International teachers found difficulty locating relevant resources in different languages. This led me to research beneficial, relevant websites with the resources they needed. After an extensive search, it was found that the current resources were significantly lacking for international teachers.

More about the Founder

With 22 years in education, Roy Pope has been a science teacher, math teacher, education consultant, college supervisor and professor, and administrator on the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has a bachelors degree in Biology, Master’s degree in Education and Doctorate in Education Administration. His past experiences have included developing and implementing strategic plans for schools, creating academic procedures within the guidelines of existing policies, modeling lessons for science, math, language and social studies teachers, evaluating instructor performance, providing recommendations for improvement and disaggregating data for schools to identify areas to strengthen teaching and learning. 

Roy Pope has a passion for making sure underrepresented or disadvantaged youths have access to a quality education. This can only be done if teachers have the proper resources to build themselves up professionally.         

Idea Validation Steps Conducted

  • Identified if sizable target market 
  • Identified if scalable
  • Utilized Google Trend and Keyword Planner to substantiate market need
  • Formal surveys on whether this resource was useful
  • Researched/studied any competing or similar companies 
  • Consulted with technology experts

Initial Target Market 

The initial target market will be the Middle East region, the Northern Africa region and the United States of America.

  • Age range 24-54
  • Education level bachelors, graduate, and postgraduate
  • 2,000,000 MENA educators  
  • 3,000,000 Educators in the USA                                         

Competitive Edge

  • A majority of websites do not feature content in multiple languages
  • Larger market of potential subscribers
  • Puts the user in a "cultural comfort zone"
  • Variety of differentiated resources

Our Goals



Proposed Timeline 



How can you help?



$10 USD

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• You will receive 1 article in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on website as backer with pledge category • $1 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects

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$25 USD

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• You will receive 1 article in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 1 video subtitled in language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • $2 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects

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$50 USD

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• You will receive 2 articles in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 1 video subtitled in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • $5 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects

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$75 USD

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• You will receive 2 articles in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 2 videos subtitled in language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • You will be a beta tester for the website • $7 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects

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$100 USD

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• You will receive 3 articles in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 2 videos subtitled in language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • You will be a beta tester for the website • $10 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects

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• You will receive 3 articles in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 3 videos subtitled in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • You will be a beta tester for the website • $25 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects • You will receive an invitation to the launch event

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• You will receive 3 articles in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 3 videos subtitled in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • You will be a beta tester for the website • $50 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects • You will receive an Invitation to the launch event • You will receive a discount on the subscription to the website

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• You will receive 1 article in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 1 video subtitled in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • You will be a beta tester for the website • $100 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects • You will receive an invitation to the launch event

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$5000 USD

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• You will receive 3 articles in the language of your choice from initial 13 languages targeted • You will receive 3 videos subtitled in the language of your choice from the initial 13 languages targeted • Your name will be placed on the website as a backer with your pledge category • You will be a beta tester for the website • $500 will be donated on your behalf to DonorsChoose.org for underprivileged youth classroom projects • You will receive an invitation to the launch event with VIP rewards • You will receive a discount on the subscription to the website • You will have a testimonial posted on the website

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