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Forward-thinking startups announced as Innovation Incubator winners

By Laura Devaney
May 7th, 2015

SIIA program recognizes top innovators at the Education Industry Summit

innovation-incubatorsThe Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) showcased some of the newest and most innovative products in the education technology market, and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program at the Education Industry Summit.

Award Winners:

· Most Likely to Succeed: Vidcode

· Most Innovative: Vidcode

Vidcode is a startup that encourages middle school girls to learn JavaScript and create their own videos to share with others.

Runners-Up:

· Most Likely to Succeed Runner-Up: TAO, Open Assessment Technologies

· Most Innovative Runner-Up: 3D Deep-Zoom Interactive Educational Content, Corinth

“This year’s Innovation Incubator participants presented extraordinary education technology products,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of the ETIN-SIIA. “The program winners will be among entrepreneurs to watch as they continue to innovate in the coming years.”

More than 50 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria. They were judged by both industry leaders and educators in classrooms around the globe. Ten participants and one alternate were selected as finalists for the program, and the winners were judged by the ed tech leaders at the Education Industry Summit.

The full list of finalists:

· Adobe Voice, Adobe

· CAP IT!, CAP IT! Learning

· eCarrot, eBravium

· EdProtect, Education Framework Inc.

· Junction, Junction Education

· LabMS Suite, Infinite Octopus

· Propagate Vocabulary, Propagate, Inc.

· TAO, Open Assessment Technologies

· Tilton’s Algebra, TiltonTec

· Vidcode,Vidcode

Alternate:

· 3D Deep-Zoom Interactive Educational Content, Corinth

The SIIA Innovation Incubator Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided support for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies. The program is open to applicants from academic and non-profit institutions, pre-revenue and early-stage companies, as well as established companies with newly developed technologies.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura