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Meet Cynthia Kaye of Alive Studios in Gwinnett County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cynthia Kaye.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Cynthia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a mother of two adopted sons from an orphanage in Latvia, I was faced with the challenge of teaching my young boys to speak and read English. Speaking wasn’t too bad, but reading and writing proved to be a source of many tears. We tried public and private schools and most of the popular off-the-shelf reading programs. Nothing seemed to offer the breakthrough we were so desperately seeking. In the midst of our dilemma, I was introduced to augmented reality. One of my employees slid a flash card with a black square printed on it under a document camera and the Eiffel Tower popped up in 3D on top of the card. I thought, why can’t we do that with zoo animals?

It was that event that triggered a full supplemental reading curriculum based on augmented reality for early learners. My desire to help my boys with an engaging, “surprising” way to learn to read actually launched a new company – Alive Studios.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Our biggest struggle is having enough cash to launch and grow the company. I have 4 angel investors who have been very supportive. I could not have done it without them.

Please tell us about Alive Studios.
I am the CEO and Chief Zoo Keeper of Alive Studios. I have an elementary education background with a love of incorporating innovative tech into the classrooms.

We are known for helping struggling readers with a unique innovative approach that is working.

I am very proud that we can work side by side with teachers and administrators all over the country to help solve the problem of getting our children to read proficiency by 3rd grade.

We are the only company in the world that created a one year supplemental reading curriculum that uses augmented reality with interactive zoo animals. We have a patent on our process too.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Playing on the All Star little league baseball team with the boys and holding the record for most home runs in one game.


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Pictured; my son Nick, me and my son Alex.

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