SIIA announces Innovation Incubator Award winners

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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Education Division 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 13th annual Education Industry Summit, the leading conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology market, held May 12-14 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Award Winners:

Most Likely to Succeed: Ranku

Most Innovative: Crowdmark

Educators’ Choice-TIE: Promethean/Classflow & Mosa Mack

Runners-Up:

Most Likely to Succeed Runner-Up: Smart Science

Most Innovative Runner-Up: Nepris

“This year’s Innovation Incubator winners are some of the most interesting and exciting companies we’ve showcased to date, and will be among the entrepreneurs to watch as they continue to innovate in the coming years,” said Karen Billings, vice president for the SIIA Education Division. 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 country. Ten participants and one alternate were selected as finalists for the program and the winners were judged by the ed tech leaders at the Ed Industry Summit.

The Full list of Finalists:

Capture Education

Crowdmark Inc.

EDUonGo

Mondokio International News

Mosa Mack: Science Detective

Nepris

Promethean/Classflow

Ranku

Smart Science Education, Inc.

SchoolTools.tv

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.

About SIIA

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.

Media Contacts

• Allison Bostrom, SIIA Communications, 202-789-4466, abostrom@siia.net

• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com