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Press Release: SIIA Announces Innovation Incubator Award Winners
Washington, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2013) – The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) showcased some of the leading growth companies in the education technology market, and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program at the 13th annual Education Business Forum, held Dec. 10-11 at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York.
- Most Likely to Succeed: LightSail Education, LightSail
- Most Innovative: RoboKind, Robots4Autism
- Educators’ Choice: LightSail Education, LightSail
- Most Likely to Succeed Runner-Up: InstaEDU, InstaEDU
- Most Innovative Runner-Up: LightSail Education, LightSail
- Educator’s Choice Runner-Up: Shindig, Shindig
“The dynamism of this year’s Innovation Incubator winners demonstrates the vibrancy of the ed tech industry,” said Karen Billings, vice president for SIIA’s Education Division. “Without a doubt, all of the Innovation Incubator participants will continue to have a lasting impact on the industry.”
More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation. Ten participants and one alternate were selected for the program, and ten were elected as finalists in the program.
Other finalists include:
- eProf Education Inc, eProf
- Leading Edge Certification, Leading Edge Certification
- Nervanix, Nervanix
- Net Texts, Net Texts
- Portfoliyo, Parent-teacher texting
- TeacherMatch, Educator’s Professional Inventory
SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided incubation for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies.
The Education Business Forum is the industry conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology marketplace. For more information regarding the event, visit www.siia.net/etbf
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.