Across Boundaries: From Digitizing Past Practice to Personalized Learning

January 21- 22, 2016 | Harvard Business School Boston, MA

Edtech Showcase Overview

The Edtech Showcase was one of the unique components of the conference, featuring over twenty companies with products in development to contribute to the edtech field. From emerging startups to national brands, attendees had the opportunity to browse the showcase throughout the duration of the conference.

Confirmed Exhibitors 

Affordable College
Affordable College provides community college students a clear path to an affordable bachelor’s degree by bringing together community colleges and universities in a Transfer Student Marketplace. Its Community College Success Fund provides financial support for community colleges to increase enrollment, retention, and transfer rates.

BKLSchoolVision helps schools and districts bridge the gap between the data and the data analysis. We create custom data walls and dashboards that bring together data from the various siloed data sources that school systems have: the student information system, state and local assessments, staff databases, and/or any other data source where we extract the data onto one platform where it can be filtered, correlated, compared, and visualized for easy analysis.
BML is an online platform used by schools to monetize an $8 billion untapped inventory of products in order to finance their operation and social projects while it teachers the students entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Cashtivity is an award-winning digital platform for teaching students how to build a business and for teaching math through business and entrepreneurial challenges.

CoFunder partners with universities to create funds that allow alumni to invest in university-affiliated startups at substantially lower minimums than traditional venture capital funds.

EduMetrics, Inc. provides real-time data analysis solutions to K-12 schools. The company’s premier product is iNOTED, a cloud-based experience sampling platform that is used for data collection, analysis, and actionable results using various assessment modules, including school climate, 21st century skills, and a variety of non-cognitive dimensions of students such as diligence/grit, honesty, compassion, and cultural sensitivity. EduMetrics was founded in 2010 and is based in Natick, Massachusetts.

Eduporium partners with PreK-12 schools and districts to better prepare children for the 21st century through the meaningful use of innovative technology.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.

JogNog / G7 Research
Teachers often have trouble covering all the required curriculum standards in the school year. JogNog provides the world’s largest library of standards aligned homework and quiz games that save teachers time and excite and motivate students.

Learning Games Studios
Coming out of a research network led by the MIT Education Arcade, Learning Games Studios offers evidence-based educational games that help adults unlock skills and level up to get better jobs and improve their lives.

Level Up Village
Level Up Village (LUV) delivers pioneering Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between K-9 students in the U.S. and partner students in developing countries. Launched in 2012, LUV runs courses during school, after-school and in the summer at more than 95 U.S. schools in 15 states, with over 30 Global Partner organizations in 23 countries. More information is available at and follow us on facebook and twitter.

Lightning Grader
Lightning Grader grades over 100 pages a minute. Lightning Grader was created in response to educator’s constant frustration in finding efficient ways to improve student achievement — without the time-consuming hassle of grading stacks of papers.

Mobius SLIP/Social Learning Solutions
Mobius SLIP is a web-based Course Management Application (CMA) that facilitates social learning interactions among students through double-looped peer reviews around complex, open-ended assignments

MyBestBets is an interactive, user-friendly web and mobile application designed to dramatically improve the number of young people who: 1) earn credentials that employers value and 2) find good jobs with long-term potential. MyBestBets is a joint venture of Jobs for the Future and YouthBuild USA.

Peakmath Inc. DBA Edvanto
Edvanto is a data-driven Digital Learning Platform for achieving improved student outcomes by providing personalized learning plans with improved teaching effectiveness and content syndication

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Spritz is a digital reading technology company whose mission is to change the way people engage with and read content. The Spritz technology removes traditional reading distractions and displays words one at a time to help readers better focus on the material. With Spritz, educators become more effective and assignments become less frustrating for students, especially those with focus-related reading challenges.

Story2 teaches students how to tell their stories out loud and use the neuroscience of oral storytelling to improve their writing and self-advocacy in admissions, job search, and on the job. Our proprietary Moments Method® curriculum taps into the brain’s most powerful communication tools, dramatically improving writing efficacy and admissions outcomes for students from all backgrounds.We have worked with more than 20,000 students and 650 teachers from diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, measurably improving writing fluency and confidence, as well as college admission and scholarship results.

Story Shares
Story Shares is a digital literacy hub dedicated to encouraging reading practice for students who read below grade level. Our library is full of Relevant Reads – books that are both compelling and approachable for struggling readers.

TeenLife Media, LLC
TeenLife Media helps students and parents to search, find and connect with academic and experiential learning opportunities that teens need to succeed in college and life beyond school.

Topical Storm
Topical Storm Virtual Writing Assistant is a tool for building lessons that converse with students to draw out their ideas and help them organize those ideas into essays.

Visual Classrooms
Visual Classrooms is a cloud-based discussion and collaboration platform designed to improve student engagement by supporting interactive learning and adaptive instruction.

Zinkerz is an education start-up creating quality test preparation applications that make students full partners in their own learning. Designed to help students prepare for and succeed on their exams, the apps are gamified and adapt to students’ needs. Economically affordable, Zinkerz Apps are accessible on any mobile device.

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