SIIA Announces Innovation Incubator Award Winners
Innovation Incubator Winners Recognized at Industry Event
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 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.
Most Likely to Succeed: Ranku
Most Innovative: Crowdmark
Educators’ Choice-TIE: Promethean/Classflow & Mosa Mack
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.
- Mondokio International News
- Mosa Mack: Science Detective
- Smart Science Education, 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.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. 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.