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CueThink Announces Partnership with Origo
Schola raised $875,000 to continue to expand and improve its software.
Schola Receives Funding to Continue Expanding
CueThink and Origo are partnering to “make math social” and to strengthen grades 1-6 math skills.
Riipen Wins “Nurturing Employability” Award
Riipen received the “Nurturing Employability” Award at the Reimagine Education Conference in London, England.
CourseStorm Wins 2019 Governor’s Award for Business
CourseStorm was selected for the 2019 Governor’s Award for business by Governor Janet Mills of Maine.
Riipen Raises New Round of Funding
Riipen raised 3.75 million dollars in funding. Investors include Arizona State University’s ScaleU accelerator.
Unruly Studios wins MassTLC Award
Unruly Studios won MassTLC’s award for Digital Transformation in Education!
ChalkTalk Announces New Blog Series
ChalkTalk will be authoring 2 blog posts a month.
CourseStorm Featured in National Article
CourseStorm was featured in HerMoney.com’s article on working remotely.
InScribe wins Chloe Capital & ECMC Pitch
We’re thrilled to announce that InScribe, won the LA Chloe Capital/ECMC Pitch!
CueCareer Featured for their Work with Associations
Featured in “Four ways associations can boost their industry’s future workforce” article by AssociationsNow.
Skillist Named MIT SOLVE Finalist
Skillist was named a Global Finalist for MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge and will compete at MIT on November 21st.
Entri hit 1 Million users
This month, Entri surpassed 1 Million users on Android devices alone! That doesn’t include any other activity or platform use.
Capti Voice selected as a semifinalist for 43North
43North’s judges have selected 129 semifinalists for 43North’s annual $5 million startup competition.
hihilulu’s Dedication to Education
In partnership with Millimages (the biggest French kids’ animation producer), hihilulu is participating in a charity mission to build schools in Burkina Faso.
Skillist selected as MIT Inclusive Innovation finalist
Skillist, a skill-based identity-blind hiring platform that connects companies with entry-level talent, advances to the next stage of the challenge.
Empow Studios & MIT Collaboration
Empow Studios is collaborating with MIT Media Lab Personal Robots group on a new AI + Ethics program for middle school students.
Mindsets introduces ‘Immersive Reader’ for schools and districts
Mindsets has adopted ‘Immersive Reader’ technology to provide students with special needs access to a suite of learning tools and translation support for English learners.
Quill wins NBC Innovation Challenge
NBC featured Quill on NBC4 in a short segment.
CourseStorm Expands Core Team with New Hires
CourseStorm increases the size of their team with additions to their product, marketing, and customer success teams. Read on
BlocksCAD Receives Phase 1 SBIR Funding
BlocksCAD has been selected for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Unruly Announced as BostInno’s Finalist for Tech Madness 2019
Tech Madness Finalist list 2019 is created by nominating companies that embodies the complete range of Boston tech, in both industry and stage.
ChalkTalk Finds Scale and More Funders
Scaling an edtech company has been an ongoing lesson for ChalkTalk CEO Mohannad Arbaji. Now, two years later, he tells EdSurge he’s pursuing a Series A fundraise and grow his team from 17 full-time employees to about 50.
Listenwise Launches K-12 Podcast with EdSurge!
In this series we’ll hear directly from educators about important and sometimes challenging moments in their careers, and ultimately, what brings them joy in teaching. These are deeply personal stories that we hope will inspire you.
Capti Voice Awarded $225K SBIR Grant for Additional Development
Capti’s NSF grant will help add Personalized Text Simplification to an already extensive list of supports offered by the Capti Literacy & Learning Platform.
CapitalOne to Sponsor Choosito’s Watson AI XPRIZE Team
Choosito!’s work is aimed at addressing the problem of illiteracy among the 100 million underserved children in the world with the support of AI/ML technology.
CourseStorm Raises $1.2M in Funding!
CourseStorm has received $1.2 million of venture capital funding. The investment will enable the high growth company to keep up its momentum and increase its headcount.
EMPOW COACHED LEXINGTON ‘SPACE POTATOES’ EARN LEGO GOLD!
FIRST LEGO League, also known as FLL, is a global robotics program for children aged 9 to 14. The league was coached at the STEM education company Empow Studios.
FIU PARTNERS WITH Cognii TO IMPLEMENT AI IN ONLINE EDUCATION
Cognii Virtual Learning Assistant will provide AI-powered tutoring and assessments to FIU College of Business students in online courses
ETF INVESTS IN CareAcademy TO UPSKILL ADULTS FOR CAREERS IN CAREGIVING
ETF, the EdTech Center at World Education, and CareAcademy are conducting field tests to pilot their online course modules and validate new models of educating and certifying frontline home care workers for career advancement.
CourseStorm WINS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD!
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce has selected CourseStorm as one of the recipients of their annual awards in 2019.
CHOOSITO! RECEIVES IBM WATSON AI XPRIZE RUNNER-UP AWARD.
Choosito! Wins the highly competitive IBM Watson AI XPRISE Runner-Up Milestone Award and is now one of the two top contenders to win $3 Million Grand Prize on the TED2020 stage.
AUTHESS ANNOUNCES SKILLMETRIC CO-DEVELOPED with CAE.ORG
The Authess team is proud to introduce SkillMetric powered by Authess and co-developed with CAE.org.
Entri TRENDING in INDIA!
Entri app is one of the top trending apps in India now. The success of Entri is also reflected in the results of the 2018 LDC examination in India, as 22 of the 100 rank holders were Entri subscribers.
CURIO LEARNING WINS $100K at GirlBoss!
Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and founder & CEO of Curio Learning, won the Grand Prize of $100,000 in the Uber Pitch competition at the GirlBoss Rally in NYC, held from Nov. 16 and 17.
Sutori RACES TOWARDS 1M USERS & INTEGRATES WITH Clever
Sutori is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Clever, a space for educators to easily find edtech products and automate setup processes.
CAREACADEMY WINS MIT INCLUSIVE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
In its third annual Inclusive Innovation Challenge, MIT awarded $250k to CareAcademy.
Unruly SPLATS ARE NOW ON THE MARKET!
Unruly Splats are programmable floor tiles that pair with a tablet preloaded with tons of recess-style play games.
CareAcademy SELECTED AS MIT INCLUSIVE INNOVATION CHALLENGE FINALIST!
CareAcademy provides online professional development to teach and upskill caregivers. We provide opportunities for millions workers to prepare for future of healthcare.
BOSTON STEM ENTHUSIAST WINS $25,000 IN SMALL BIZ SALUTE PITCH OFF!
Bryanne Leeming, founder and CEO of Unruly Studios, won $25,000 and an editorial feature in Inc. Magazine for her STEM-focused small business.
CHALKTALK LISTED AS TOP 25 EDTECH SOLUTION PROVIDERS OF 2018.
The featured companies include ChalkTalk which provides personalized ELA and Math education solution for high schools.
MINDSETS LEARNING NAMED BY MICROSOFT AS TOP BACK-TO-SCHOOL APP
Mindsets Learning team is excited and proud to be featured by Microsoft! Designed for teachers & students, Mindsets Learning makes bringing real-world inquiry into Classrooms easy.
EDUCATION MODIFIED AWARDED IES/SBIR GRANT!
ED/IES SBIR provides funding to small business firms and partners for the research and development of commercially viable education technology products.
BEST OF CARE SELECTS CareAcademy AS A CAREGIVER TRAINING PROVIDER
CareAcademy has been selected by Best of Care to train its workforce on abuse and neglect, infection control, OSHA and HIPAA compliance, specialized care and interpersonal skills.
SUCCESS STORY: Deloitte DIGITAL DESIGN THINKING – Riipen EXPERIENCE AT A GLANCE
Have you ever had difficulty finding and engaging tech-savvy talent for your organization? Riipen Challenges can help: here’s how.
FAST COMPANY SELECTS Quill.org AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES FOR 2018
Quill was chosen by a panel of three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors who reviewed more than 1,500 nonprofit and for-profit companies.
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH UCONNECT!
Quinnipiac recently launched a partnership with uConnect, a platform that integrates academic and career resources into one student experience.
Quill.org RECEIVES $1 MILLION DONATION FROM THE PINEAPPLE FUND!
In recognition of the potential for the technology to help educate tens of millions of students across the country, the Pineapple Fund has awarded Quill a $1 million donation to support its artificial intelligence research and development efforts.