Training Calendar Raises $1M in SEED Funding
Training Calendar is one of the tech product came out from Black Cube Solutions FZCO. Training Calendar was funded by the leading Angel investors from the United Arab Emirates, especially from Abu Dhabi. Training Calendar got seed investment of 1.1 Million US$ earlier and received the additional investment of 1 Million US$ last week. Few VC firms also in talks with Training Calendar management to invest further through Series A round.
Black Cube Solutions FZCO (Training Calendar) founded by Peer Mohaideen Sait who was the Management Consultant and had 20 years of experience in Strategy, Learning, and Performance Management areas. He worked as Advisor /Consultant for major Corporate and Government entities in the Middle East prior to starting Black Cube Solutions FZCO. He completed his MBA from Hult International Business School, USA and had the executive education from Harvard Business School and The Wharton School, USA.
Training Calendar platform is solving the worlds biggest challenge related to Learning and Performance. It helps the users to understand their skillsets, skill gaps related to their current and future roles. It provides personalized and cost-effective learning to upskill and re-skill. Through Training Calendar, the training providers, e-learning providers, and executive education providers connect with the users directly. There are 75,000 courses listed by the e-learning providers (including EdX, Coursera, Udemy, Alison, etc) and 6500+ classroom training courses listed by more than 1000+ training providers (like Informa, Dale Carnegie, PWC Academy, Bradfield, etc. across UAE, India and Saudi Arabia). There are 40+ executive education courses listed by leading business schools like IE University, Manchester Business School, Hult International Business School, etc. in Training Calendar. It will be an excellent tool for training providers to generate leads based on the skill gaps of the users. Training Calendar focused on B2B, B2C, and B2G business models.
In the B2B business model (Enterprise model), Training calendar has the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) covering Skill Development and Talent Management. The corporate user can use Training Calendar to identify the skills of their employees, update their competency, find their skill gaps, create Training Need Analysis and find /allocate the training courses (e-learning, on-the-job and classroom) to their staff in few clicks. The system will automatically create the development plan for the team and individual learning pathway. The advanced analytics allow Corporate to identify & retain the top talents across your organization (succession planning). The platform helps to monitor the on-boarding for new employees and review their first 100 days to allocate the right role for them. Through its gamified platform, employees to learn in a fun way and drive more engagement with Badges, Points, Levels, Rewards, and Leaderboards. Corporate can also build the right project teams based on specific project needs & required skill sets and ensure better delivery.
Its Innovative Performance Management system model helps the corporate to achieve the desired goals using their talents' great potential and skill sets. It will recommend which employee can be the best fit to execute the tasks based on their skills and connect with OKRs to achieve the organization's goals.
In B2C, Students and Professional can update their profile and identify their skill gaps for their current and future roles. The platform recommends the free e-learning and daily micro-learning contents to build the skills and design their learning pathway & development plan. Students can use Training Calendar to find the campus jobs (they will get the notification if their skill set match with the corporate's intern/ full-time job requirements).
Training Calendar's having web portal (www.trainingcalendar.com) and mobile apps compatible with both Android and IOS devices. Training Calendar was awarded as top 50 best startups in 2017 GITEX STARTUP event. Training Calendar is appreciated by lots of the HR & L&D Experts around the world as "Great Learning Experience Platform". The significant number of Corporates as well as SMEs using Training Calendar. Training Calendar had featured all major news and printed media in the Middle East and also featured two times in Forbes Middle East magazine (in 2017, as Skill Development-Revolution and 2018 as Redefining the Future of Learning). The McKinsey Digital Lab also shortlists Training Calendar for their accelerator program, and their top consultant team is providing support and advice to make Training Calendar as one of the best learning and performance product.