Kenzie Academy is a pre-launch startup that wants to pioneer a new model for advanced tech education in middle America. Kenzie is a modular 1-2 year in-person program, which incorporates cutting edge curriculum (all project-based – no lectures), apprenticeships and a co-working/consulting studio focused on paid work experience.
2U provides bundled technology platforms and technology-enabled services that empower leading colleges and universities to deliver high quality online degree programs and courses, extending their reach and distinguishing their brands. Its proprietary, cloud-based technology stack enables a full range of university functions, including providing a full-service virtual campus that acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction. 2U also provides a suite of technology-enabled services that support the complete life cycle of a higher education program or course, from attracting students to assisting academic performance to maintaining alumni relationships.
Abl is the first Dynamic School Scheduling platform that makes it easy to design and manage the daily life of a school. Abl is building a new kind of school operations software that helps school leaders better manage their time and resources. Their mission is to transform education by helping schools create flexible, transparent, and collaborative learning environments.
Aclima’s Environmental Intelligence™ (Ei) platform combines leading-edge sensor technology, cloud computing, and machine learning to make sense of the invisible world around us. This provides transformative opportunities to understand and improve buildings, cities, and industry, at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
AllHere partners with K-12 districts and schools to reduce truancy through the implementation of effective interventions – starting with home visits.
Allovue is a software company that works with K-12 administration to refine spending behavior, by providing principals and other decision makers with insight into market trends and budgetary planning. The Allovue platform, Balance, streamlines budgets, vendor transactions, general ledger balances, and other disparate accounting data into a single dashboard. Users can quickly review balances and transactions, analyze trends, forecast spending, and create reports. Allovue has developed an importer that extracts and configures data from any custom chart of accounts.
American Prison Data Systems is a Public-benefit Corporation (PBC) and Certified B Corp, providing digital content and services to inmates in correctional facilities across the United States. APDS aims to improve the quality of life and productivity for inmates and reduce the likelihood of recidivism upon release. The Company securely intermediates between prisoners and the outside world by providing a proprietary hardware and customized software and data-management solution for screening and delivering educational and rehabilitative content and programming to prison inmates.
Bridge International Academies is building a chain of ultra low cost private schools that deliver primary education to the world’s poorest, most academically underserved populations. Bridge uses a data-driven Academy-in-a-Box™ model to scale its reach with efficiency. From preliminary market research on real estate acquisition and construction, to the recruitment and training of local staff and communities, to the creation, distribution, and analysis of curriculum and pedagogy, to payment management and site monitoring, Bridge operates a vertically-oriented deployment of its academies and maintains central ownership of the entire process. Initial markets include Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and India. Bridge also works with governments such as Liberia to operate a charter model at the country level.
BrightBytes combines evidence-based research frameworks with data analysis to give schools and districts the tools to understand and quickly improve student learning outcomes. BrightBytes’ solutions are designed to address the unique needs of educational leaders. The Company’s platform, Clarity for Schools, sits underneath a suite of proprietary modules that are offered based on a customer’s specific needs. The first module, CASE, measures the impact of technology use on student learning outcomes by identifying strengths and gaps, writing detailed planning documents, and delivering the tools needed to take action. BrightBytes also offers modules for dropout prevention and data integration.
Burning Glass enables real-time enhanced decision making for recruiting, staffing, academic planning, and workforce planning agencies by examining career patterns, skills, relevant experiences and supply-demand dynamics across millions of jobs. Today, there is an information gap in the labor markets – there is no common language. Companies and job seekers describe roles differently, even for fundamentally similar jobs – making relevant comparisons is difficult. Burning Glass’s solution is a proprietary technology that scans, tags, and translates millions of job postings and resumes, then creates a common language to better match desired skills with employees in the labor market and develop a cohesive picture of the markets’ needs.
Care Academy provides high quality online training and credentialing for home care assistants and family members that care for older people in the home.
Catchafire is a community of individuals striving to push the social good sector forward by focusing on efficient and effective ways to give back. One way we do this is by matching professionals with nonprofits based on their skills, cause interest and time availability.
Change.org believes that no one is powerless and making change can be a part of everyday life. It is an open platform with room for a wide range of perspectives so people everywhere can take action on the issues they care about.
Every campaign seen on the platform is started by the users. People and organizations around the world use Change.org to start campaigns, mobilize supporters, and work with decision makers to drive solutions.
Civitas Learning is a student success intelligence platform that uses predictive analytics to help guide educational decision making. Civitas works with partner institutions – and also, more specifically, with the data those partner institutions have gathered about their students – to identify trends about the classes students enroll in, the majors they take on, and other factors that can determine career courses and overall success in their post-collegiate lives. The Company is creating a learning community to bring predictive analytics to Higher Education by leveraging cross-institutional historical data. Civitas delivers actionable insights to drive smarter decisions that help institutions and faculty more effectively deploy scarce resources and students more successfully navigate their complex path to graduation.
Classy is a technology company that helps organizations mobilize their community to solve social problems more effectively and efficiently. Since launching in 2011, Classy has helped more than 2,500 social enterprises including Oxfam, The World Food Programme and National Geographic to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Classy also hosts the Collaborative and Classy Awards to recognize excellence in social innovation.
Crehana is a project-based learning community where Spanish-speaking freelancers in creative, design, and digital industries refine real-world skills through short online courses designed by global industry experts.
Course Report is an online guide for the search and discovery of web development boot camps. The site provides a host of data points and student reviews to help a prospective coder find the best school for their needs and desired outcomes. Course Report is also a leading research consultant on the growing trends across the coding educational landscape.
Degreed‘s lifelong learning platform aggregates the best available content, maps learning to the evolving needs of the employee and company, and measures all forms of formal and informal training. Degreed provides corporations with hosting, distribution, tracking, and payment of formal and informal learning activities. Degreed provides employees with an online, updateable repository for tracking all of their learning. The company has now more directly entered the credentialing space by offering skills verification.
Ellevest is an investing and planning platform that redefines personal finance and investing for women with a practical, goals-based approach. Ellevest gives women the tools they need to take financial control: A straightforward, full-picture investment plan that reflects real life.
Engrade (now part of McGraw-Hill Education) offers a web-based suite of learning and student management applications. Engrade connects school administrators, teachers, students, and parents through online classroom tools that fall into four general categories: content management, gradebook, communication, and classroom management. McGraw Hill Education now uses the Engrade platform as the primary vehicle for the delivery of its digital content for both K-12 and higher education.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform for teaching, assessing, and certifying students in critical social wellness and life skills. EverFi is building an entirely new framework to finance and deliver content, technology, and innovation into schools. The Company boasts an integrated network of thousands of schools across the country that incorporate its learning platform into their curriculum each year. In the K-12 sector, the Company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to the school, and is adding over 200 new schools and colleges per month onto the platform. Within higher education, the Company works with schools and associated groups to implement educational programs on topics including managing student debt and preventing sexual violence and substance abuse. EverFi also conducts school climate surveys and helps train staff and faculty in regulatory compliance.
Education Elements partners with districts to design and implement personalized learning through its consulting services and Highlight, its personalized learning platform. Its consulting services focus on helping districts to articulate their vision, build their capacity, design and implement new instructional models and, most importantly, impact student outcomes. Highlight provides single-sign on to digital content, account provisioning, and actionable data for teachers and leaders. Ed Elements support 4 Race to the Top winners, 25% of the League of Innovative Schools and pioneering districts across the country. Education Elements is led by founder Anthony Kim, author of the Personalized Learning Playbook.
Ellevation is a software company dedicated to serving English Language Learners (“ELLs”) and the educators and administrators who work with them. The Company seeks to become the leading platform that school districts use to manage ESL programs, support ESL educators, and close the achievement gap for ELLs, the fastest-growing (and generally regarded as most deeply under served) group of students in the US K-12 school system. The current platform, ESL Reps, is an administrative and data management software tool that helps ELL coordinators and teachers capture an array of data specifically related to English Language Learners. Along with housing a range of student information, ESL Reps enables the convenient generation of reports that enhance communication among ELL and classroom teachers, automatically captures information in the format that satisfies state and federal officials, and more.
Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement. Teachers in more than 50,000 schools have used Flocabulary’s standards-based videos, instructional activities and formative assessments to develop core literacy skills and supplement instruction across the curriculum.
General Assembly seeks to deliver best-in-class, practical education in technology, business, and design, and functions similar to an a-la-carte, business school 2.0. with an intense focus on skills that are driving today’s mobile, app-based economy. Through its stable of course offerings, General Assembly provides access to opportunities that both train and enhance a prospective employee’s skills and confidence, as well as enhancing an individual’s freedom to explore differentiated career paths. The Company is building a global network of entrepreneurs, practitioners, and participants invested in each others’ success.
Hapara‘s tools facilitate student-driven, project-based learning. Hapara is an education management platform layered on top of the education tool suites of Google and Microsoft. Hapara’s tools address critical regulatory and performance mandates confronting schools and districts world-wide. Google’s G Suite for Education is used by tens of millions of students and teachers across the globe. Hapara transforms G Suite into a powerful learning and analytics environment, while simultaneously reclaiming teaching time and cutting software costs.
Formerly known as Ace Learning Co., the Intellus Learning platform includes two key components: 1) a powerful AI-based curation engine that that helps find and manage content, and 2) learning analytics software that tracks the efficacy of particular content items. With this functionality, Intellus Learning helps to identify the right content to enable personalized, affordable learning. Intellus allows publishers, instructional designers, professors, and students to discover and curate content, integrate that content into courses, and track the learning and engagement of users of that content.
Knowledge 2 Practice deploys advanced learning techniques using digital technology to help clinical leaders design and deliver a personalized curriculum that measurably improves clinical judgment, critical thinking, and patient care. The company is transforming how expertise is shared and learned among clinicians around the world.
MissionU‘s one-year program provides students with a deep dive into disciplines in high demand by employers, such as data analytics and business intelligence, while also teaching work skills like collaboration and critical thinking.
McGraw-Hill Education is a global leader in the development of digital content and technology-enabled adaptive learning solutions. The company provides outcome-focused learning solutions through curated content and digital learning tools and platforms to the students in the classrooms of approximately 250,000 higher education instructors, 13,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school districts and a wide variety of academic institutions, professionals and companies. The company distributes products in 140 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East. McGraw-Hill is a private company acquired by Apollo Global Management in 2012.
NoRedInk is a web-based learning platform used for teaching grammar, usage, mechanics and style to students in 4th through 12th grade. Teachers can assign a variety of diagnostic and instructional materials to their students through NoRedInk. Students may also choose to work through the hundreds of activities in NoRedInk’s online independently. The platform adapts to each learner’s strengths and weaknesses, and the portal displays color-coded heat maps to help students and teachers track progress. The majority of NoRedInk’s offerings are free to users, however the company does offer access to upgraded features through a paid subscription to NoRedInk Premium.
Neurotrack has developed a breakthrough technology that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease (or cognitive decline, more broadly) three to six years before symptoms appear. This proprietary, clinically validated, online computer test has the potential to not only change the course of Alzheimer’s – now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (NIH) – but represents the scalable future of diagnostic technology. Neurotrack has built their diagnostic tool based on the human preference for novelty. By using their five-minute web-based test, Neurotrack is able to identify Alzheimer’s patients years earlier than current diagnostic methods. Through Neurotrack’s NIH-backed study on cognitive behavior, they found compelling results that were instrumental to their continued product development roadmap. The company is partnering with universities, pharmaceutical companies, and Contract Research Organizations to better qualify candidates for clinical trials. Neurotrack’s digital therapy program can dramatically reduce someone’s chances of getting Alzheimer’s and is, therefore, already beginning to solve a significant problem.
Neverware is a developer of lightweight desktop operating systems. Its flagship product, CloudReady, enables schools and enterprise organizations to cost effectively transform their existing hardware into simple, secure, and fast machines that can be managed right alongside Chromebooks.
Noodle Markets is K-12’s first digital procurement platform and national marketplace. The company has brought together savvy education leaders to build a marketplace that revolutionizes K-12 purchasing. Noodle Markets provides increased transparency for educators, a level playing field for vendors, and efficient procurement processes. The Noodle Markets solution provides greater opportunities for competitive pricing, while insuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
Pathbrite delivers next-generation solutions that help students, schools, and businesses collect, track, and showcase achievement through e-portfolios, and recommend pathways for continuous success. They do this by documenting, analyzing, and mapping individual achievements against individuals’ and institutions’ goals, and those of their peers, through what is known as Knowledge Graph.
Through a subscription model, Pluralsight provides direct online training for corporations, schools, and business professionals using long-form courses focused on such skills as software development, IT administration, and web security.
Purpose is a strategy consultancy, a creative agency and a social movement incubator. Driven by people, enabled by technology: Purpose builds movements and new power models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. It creates and launches its own ventures, collaborates with the world’s leading organizations and develops technology, tools and content that move millions to remake the world. Purpose is a Public Benefit Corporation.
Rethink‘s mission is to place evidence-based treatment solutions in the hands of every educator, clinician or parent working with a child with special needs. Rethink combines the power of technology and research to deliver innovative, scalable and evidence-based instructional materials and supports for learners with disabilities. The comprehensive suite of tools ensures that every student develops the academic, behavioral and social/emotional skills they need to succeed in school, at work and in life. Rethink’s platform and data-tracking system guides educators, care-givers, and family members as the learner progresses through the curriculum. Rethink’s curriculum is based on the educational intervention of applied behavior analysis.
Savonix the world’s first clinical, evidence-based, all-mobile digital assessment of cognitive and emotional function.
Seedling believes in the limitless potential of children’s imaginations. The company was born from a desire to create products that help families imagine, create and play together.
Founded in New Zealand in 2007, Seedling began with an initial launch of activity kits that sparked hours of imaginative play. The whimsical, nostalgic Pocket Money collection followed in 2012 and took the international toy world by storm, establishing Seedling as the go-to brand for stylish, quality children’s products.
With toys, gifts, activity kits and party supplies sold in over 20 countries through all consumer channels, Seedling continues to expand globally. 2014 marked the launch of US operations and a merger with family-oriented startup P.S. XO, which brought Seedling founder and CEO Phoebe Hayman together with partners Kara Nortman and Soleil Moon Frye.
SV Academy is a 12 week virtual training program designed in collaboration with employers, that prepares students for entry-level jobs in sales.
Sixup focuses on high-achieving, low-income students who gain admission to great four-year colleges, but can’t afford to go. The company partners with nonprofit and government organizations, and leverages investors and foundations to deliver a comprehensive funding solution focused on college access, college success and creating clear pathways to meaningful jobs and careers.
StraighterLine offers affordable, self-paced introductory-level college courses through a web-based delivery platform, allowing its students to shape their education around their schedule. Students pay $99 per month for access to StraighterLine’s platform, and then pay $39 per individual course. The Company offers nearly 40 online courses in the fields of Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities, and Business. Once they have completed and passed courses on StraighterLine, students can then transfer into one of the 100+ partner schools which recognize StraighterLine course credits.
Trilogy Education Services creates and manages market-driven, skills-based training programs for the world’s leading universities. Powered by big dreams and small egos, Trilogy is re-imagining how skills-based learning can change the face of education. Trilogy works with experienced instructors, innovative employers, and top universities to create coding boot camps that prepare highly-motivated students for high-growth careers. The Company has successfully graduated hundreds of students to-date.
Werk is a job board for experienced job seekers that offers jobs with pre-negotiated types of flexibility.
Vidcode is an award-winning software that teaches students computer programming through their favorite hobby: video-making. Project-oriented lessons allow students to create memes, video filters, interactive games, virtual reality and beyond with real programming languages.
Through mobile and web-based educational program, Voxy gives English language learners access to content and multimedia relevant to their lives and goals, creating an experience that leverages technology to closely replicate full cultural immersion. Through dynamic content, personalized lesson plans tied to individual goals, task-based activities, and skill assessments, the Voxy platform shepherds learners through a series of customized curricula to help fine-tune their language skills at a pace and in a location that is comfortable for them.