Whilst studying at Leeds Medical School, James and Omair grew increasingly frustrated by existing learning systems and wanted to create something new that allowed them to fit high quality study time into just a few minutes a day.
Synap was launched under the name 'MyCQs', a mobile app that let students create, practice and share quizzes. MyCQs emphasised short, regular study sessions to boost engagement and training outcomes.
When MyCQs was re-branded, Synap was officially born. We partnered with Oxford University Press to offer medical revision content directly to medical students and doctors across the UK. Soon, 1 in 4 UK medical students were revising using Synap
James and Omair graduated and moved into Synap full time, allowing them to take on staff and dedicate all of their time to improving the platform. Synap launched white-label offerings for businesses, and picked up a number of high profile awards including Northern Stars and Leeds Startup of the Year