Prince William County grants $100,000 to online education company
The Prince William County Board of Supervisors announced Monday it has authorized a $100,000 performance-based grant with online education startup company Scriyb LLC.
Scriyb is based at the Virginia Serious Game Institute at the Mason Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County. Scriyb provides a cloud-based, live-streaming teaching platform geared toward specialized STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved a $100,000 grant from the Prince William County Economic Development Opportunity Fund. The grant requires Sriyb to receive matching funds from the Center for Innovative Technology GAP funds, maintain five full-time staff positions, and relocate to commercial space in the county with 13 full-time hires and $25,000 in equipment by the end of the year.
Scriyb’s platform is designed to help teachers of specialized STEM instruction for K-12 students. The technology allows students to be divided into smaller groups and provide virtual analysis and tracking to provide a targeted social learning environment.