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SIIA Awards Pioneers in Education Technology in Innovation Incubator Program

FANSchool, Inc., MathSpace, CatchOn, Recognized as Top Innovators at Industry Event

NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 9, 2015) – The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA recognizes the top innovative products in the education technology market as winners of the Innovation Incubator program. Winning products were presented at the Education Business Forum, the leading business and finance conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology market, held Dec. 8-9 in New York City.

Award Winners:

  • Most Innovative:  FANSchool, Inc., Fantasy Geopolitics
  • Most Likely to Succeed:  MathSpace, MathSpace

Runners-Up:

  • Most Innovative Runner-Up:  MathSpace, MathSpace
  • Most Likely to Succeed Runner-Up: CatchOn, CatchOn

Judges of the Innovation Incubator program assessed more than 40 applicants on a broad range of criteria. With input from educators and industry leaders across the country, ten participants and one alternate were selected as finalists for the program. Judges from the education technology industry selected the top four innovations at the Education Business Forum.

“This year, we are really pleased at the diversity of our Innovation Incubator participants.” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN. “We’ve seen a broad range of education technology products, as well as a very inclusive group of developers who are bringing these products to market.”

The Full list of Finalists:

·       ASD Reading, ASD Reading

·       CatchOn, CatchOn

·       Epiphany Learning, Epiphany Learning 

·       Fantasy Geopolitics, FANSchool, Inc.

·       Gateway2Achieve, The BLPS Group

·       Hello Numbers, Numbers Alive!

·       LaunchGen, LaunchGen

·       MathSpace, MathSpace

·       PrepMagic, Learning Hyperdrive, Inc.

·       Zumo Learning System, Zyrobotics, Inc.

Alternate:

  • Principal's Advisor, Inspired School Solutions, Inc.

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 ETIN
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, (202) 289-7442,  abostrom@siia.net
PR Contact: Lauren West, C. Blohm & Associates, (608) 216-7300, lauren@cblohm.com

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