Education Technology Pioneers Announced as Finalists for SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces finalists and an alternate for its Innovation Incubator Program. The program will be held during the annual Education Business Forum, Dec. 10-11, at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York.

The SIIA Innovation Incubator Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning 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.

Innovation Incubator Program participants are:

eProf Education Inc, eProf
eProf is the first e-commerce platform allowing education businesses a turnkey solution for taking their businesses online.

InstaEDU, InstaEDU
InstaEDU combines traditional in-home tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service.

Leading Edge Certification, Leading Edge Certification
Leading Edge Certification (LEC) is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation.

LightSail Education, LightSail
LightSail is an adaptive literacy platform for grades K-12.

Nervanix, Nervanix
Using advanced EEG (brainwave monitoring) technology, NERVANIX determines whether and to what extent a student is paying attention, and then uses that data to inform instruction.

Net Texts, Net Texts

Net Texts is a flexible system that allows educators to use and customize open educational resources (OER), copyrightedinformation, and their own material to create virtual courses that can supplement or replace textbooks.

Portfoliyo, Parent-teacher texting
Teachers use a web or mobile app to text parents. Parents get the messages on their cell phone via text.

RoboKind, Robots4Autism
Robots4Autism is a humanoid robot designed to provide nonthreatening interaction and consistent lesson delivery for children with autism.

Shindig, Shindig
Shindig allows remote participation for students, professors, parents and administrators with a computer and internet access.

TeacherMatch, Educator's Professional Inventory
TeacherMatch has created a platform that predicts the impact of teacher candidates on student achievement.


BiblioNasium, Where Kids Flex Their Reading Muscles
BiblioNasium is a safe social network that promotes literacy & supports the independent reading activities for kids 6-13 years old.

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