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In less than a year, Brock University helped the founders of a start-up gaming company get from designing a concept to selling the product. And now their path has led to the gates of TV's Dragon's Den.
In summer 2011, Alex Peters and Rohan Mahimker received a grant from the federal government’s Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC) program that helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get from R&D to commercialization. Brock University is one of ARC’s administering bodies for south-central Ontario.
Peters and Mahimker had conceived the idea for an interactive game called Prodigy, with a huge advantage over the competition. It would not only help kids learn, but adjust its level of difficulty based on the emotions of the child playing it.