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Synap is an intelligent learning platform that uses neuroscience and research to help students and professionals learn more in less time. Synap's intelligent personalised learning algorithms work in the background using our Spaced Learning algorithm to make tailored quizzes that only take a few minutes a day; the more often an individual answers a question correctly the less frequently they will see it in their daily practice which means they have to remember information for increasingly long periods. Last year over 10,000 medical students using Synap saw an average 30% increase in their study performance.

Synap is delivering innovative corporate training solutions across a range of industries including financial services, retail and transport. We train employees with short but impactful training sessions. Synap partnered with mytaxi to deliver an innovative solution to train 2,000 new drivers. So far, the mytaxi Manual powered by Synap has increased the pass rate for taxi drivers taking the licensing exam from 10% to 90%.

Started by Dr. James Gupta and Dr. Omair Vaiyani whilst they were in medical school, Synap was a way to help them revise for their own exams and the platform quickly became popular amongst students. After securing investments James and Omair now work on Synap full-time with the rest of the Synap team."


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Discover the 10 Northern Stars of 2017

Simon Austin – November 20th, 2017

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Jonathan Symcox – November 17th, 2017

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52 Days of Synap – Video

Charlotte Gupta – October 31st, 2017

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Young entrepreneurs: James Gupta, Synap

Henry Patterson – March 28th, 2017

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Business ideas for 2017: Edtech 2.0

Shane Donnelly – January 17th, 2017


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Dr.James Gupta

Founder & CEO

A serial entrepreneur, passionate about improving education with technology. James was previously the Technical Director for JumpIn, a student taxi sharing platform acquired by Addison-Lee. James is the recipient of the Spark Award and Duke of York Award as well as a member of the K Society

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Dr. Omair Vaiyani

Founder & CTO

Omair is a non-practicing medical doctor and a self-taught, experienced all-round developer. He has previously created android and web-applications for multiple educational organisations including the prestigious Karolinska Institute of Sweden. He has given talks on behavioural learning and artificial intelligence at TedX Leeds and London School of Economics.

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Stuart Clarke

Chief Partnerships Officer

Stuart is the Chief Partnerships Officer of Synap, bringing his twenty-year record of developing partnerships with some of the biggest brands in the UK. MBA educated, Stuart is an experienced and innovative marketing and corporate relationships professional, having worked for a number of blue-chip companies. Stuart is also an adviser to a number of startups, a co-founder of Media Yorkshire, Festival Director and co-founder of the Leeds Digital Festival, and a member of the Leeds Digital Board.

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Manisha Prabhakar BSc MSc

Education Manager 

Manisha is a dedicated education professional who is committed to improving the education system. At Synap she helps the team through her understanding of the current state of education in the UK, and how we can design software that will be accepted by students and teachers.

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Charlotte Gupta BSc

Business Development Manager

Charlotte is Business Development Manager, she has a degree in economics from Lancaster University. She has a keen focus on microeconomics, health economics, and econometrics. Charlotte has experience working as a Healthcare assistant in the NHS as well as working in the private sector throughout her university career. Charlotte is self-taught in Python and SQL.


Harnessing the power of technology in medical education

James Gupta – December 21st, 2017

How to prepare for the Situational Judgement Test Infographic

Charlotte Gupta – November 22nd, 2017

The 10 Best bits of Revision Advice For Students

Charlotte Gupta – November 21st, 2017

Synap Wins Northern Stars Award 2017!

Charlotte Gupta – November 17th, 2017

Announcing – Synap for Mac!

James Gupta – November 14th, 2017

How to Become a Teacher: 10 Top Tips

Manisha Prabhakar – November 8th, 2017