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SIIA Announces 2015 Innovation Incubator Program Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2015) – The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) 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 Industry Summit, the leading conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology market. The finalists will feature their products during the event, May 3-5 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  
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SIIA Announces 2015 Innovation Incubator Program Finalists

Ten education technology innovators to be featured at the 2015 Education Industry Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2015) – The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) 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 Industry Summit, the leading conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology market. The finalists will feature their products during the event, May 3-5 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Awards will be presented to the Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed based on the votes of conference attendees. The Educator’s Choice Award and the Faculty Choice Awards will also be presented based on votes from K12 and postsecondary educators and administrators from around the globe and SIIA will award prize packages from program partners to the award winners.

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.

“SIIA's Innovation Incubator program is unique because it employs a peer review process to identify the most innovative and most likely to succeed products in the educational technology industry,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN-SIIA. “Those same peers also provide one-on-one mentorship to support the growth and success of the innovators. It’s a great way for the industry to give back and help promote the next generation of creative solutions.”

Innovation Incubator Program finalists were selected from the applicant pool based on key selection criteria, including:

  • Ability to positively impact end users of the product
  • Ability to succeed in the education technology market
  • Level of originality and innovation

All Innovation Incubator finalists will present during the Business Profiles Presentations Monday afternoon, May 4, which is immediately followed by the Innovation Showcase & Networking Reception where they will be available for one-on-one product demonstrations and in-depth discussions.

Innovation Incubator Program participants are:

Adobe Voice, Adobe Systems, Inc. – Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that empowers students to create and tell stunning stories using a combination of their own recorded voice, professionally designed icons, Creative Commons licensed imagery, a soundtrack and quality motion graphics.

CAP IT!, CAP IT! Learning – The app uses a unique patent-pending algorithm which unlocks the entire English alphabetic code. Students learn this algorithm, and one lesson at a time they learn all the spelling patterns for each phoneme in the English language.

eCarrot, eBravium – eCarrot is the world’s first smart behavior modification platform. Kids use the app to learn educational content and to earn screen time to play on smart devices.

EdProtect, Education Framework Inc. – EdProtect is the world’s first online student data privacy manager. The solution helps K-12 schools create safe online learning environments.

Junction, Junction Education – Junction uses behavioral analytics to help students improve study efficiency. Junction’s blended courses empower instructors with data and easy editing tools and are designed to be effective and affordable for students.

LabMS Suite, Infinite Octopus – The LabMS Suite is the world’s first online learning platform specifically built for flipping hands-on and lab-based learning. K-20 Educators can convert their existing activities and labs in minutes, without changing their learning objectives, equipment or infrastructure.

Propagate Vocabulary, Propagate, Inc. – Propagate is a vocabulary learning platform that turns any digital text into a personalized word learning experience and assessment.

TAO, Open Assessment Technologies – TAO is the leading Open Source assessment platform for education and public employment. Selected by PARCC to be the foundation for the K-12 Common Core Assessment System, TAO is the most advanced QTI authoring and test delivery platform in the market.

Tilton’s Algebra, TiltonTec – Tilton’s Algebra creates an immersive experience for learners in which they get just the right amount of detailed help as they practice Algebra and then test their mastery in a hierarchy of “missions.”

Vidcode,Vidcode – Vidcode is a web platform that teaches teenage girls how to code by allowing them to hack their own videos with JavaScript and share the content through social media.

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3D Deep-Zoom Interactive Educational Content, Corinth – Designed for touch screens, Corinth Classroom is a comprehensive, but easy-to-use educational tool based on hundreds of interactive learning models including 3D objects, 3D animated environments and deep-zoom microscopic images.

For more information about the Education Industry Summit and the Innovation Incubator program, visit siia.net/eis/program/InnovationIncubator.aspx or contact Donelle Blubaugh at dblubaugh@siia.net.

SIIA thanks Texthelp, the Innovation Incubator sponsor at the 2015 Education Industry Summit; MCH Strategic Data and edWeb.net for sponsoring the Educator’s Choice Award and eSchool Media for sponsoring the Faculty Choice Award.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.

About ETIN
The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

Media Contacts
• Allison Bostrom, SIIA Communications, 202-289-7442, abostrom@siia.net
• Lauren West, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x26, lauren@cblohm.com

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