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Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States United States
Founded in: 2012
Stage: Alpha (prototype)
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/pure-accent
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Pure Accent

Next Generation Spoken Language Training Technology
Startup/business
Brooklyn, New York, United States United States

Pure Accent develops unique accent reduction training technology that helps users improve their foreign language pronunciation. The system is based on an innovative speech recognition module that allows for a fully customizable and fun end product, which is a game-like multimedia simulation of interaction with a high-class accent reduction coach.

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Company description



Pure Accent develops unique accent reduction training PC/Mobile tools designed to help users improve their foreign language pronunciation. The system is based on an innovative speech recognition module that allows for a fully customizable and fun-to-use end product. The product represents a game-like multimedia simulation of interaction with a high-class accent reduction coach. Original version focuses on improving English pronunciation, and the expansion plans include Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, French and other high-demand languages.


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Business model

Revenues will come from several versions of this accent-reduction product: an interactive social-network based learning game, a learning/training teaching supplement, an exam-preparation module, a mobile-based on-the-go practice app, a customized training solution for corporations/BPOs and foreign governments/NGOs. 

Initially, we will focus on two versions of the product:
1) Individual user software (priced at $79)
2) Institutional/Corporate license (priced at $129 per user). 
Additional details of the financial model are posted in the Executive Summary document.
Competitive advantage

None of the self-study tools that flooded the language learning market offer fully customized speech-recognition based experience. Naturally, they prove ineffective in providing adequate help in acquiring and improving spoken language skills. Other reasons for this failure include under-developed multimedia technologies, lack of product/brand focus on the spoken language skills training, as well as poorly developed curriculum. Our team’s competitive advantage lays in relevant and extensive hands-on research and development experience in linguistics, natural language processing and technology management, as well as in our clear understanding of the ingredients necessary for the end product to be effective.