educationtechnologyinsights

Top 10 EdTech Startups - 2017

Online learning, being a conspicuous trend today, has brought a paradigm shift in the education sector. As a consequence of the changing preferences of students, and the eagerness of teachers and the educational institutions alike, EdTech has been making rapid strides. According to an EdTechX Global and IBIS Capital report published this year, the EdTech market is estimated to reach $252 billion by 2020. That said, the disruption brought in by technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, and artificial intelligence, has been instrumental in enriching the overall learning experience. Additionally, learning management systems and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms conducive with the mobile-first strategy have further streamlined the pedagogy of academic content. One major breakthrough has been the online dissemination of academic instructions and creation of proprietary courses which has spurred seamless student-teacher interactions for a holistic inculcation of knowledge anywhere, anytime. While, at the same time, cloud computing has helped educators increase their reach without bearing the burden of expenditure and reducing the cost for consumers. Transparency in grading students is yet another milestone achieved by most EdTech companies. Today, the dynamism surrounding the EdTech domain has sparked the curiosity of several educational institutions that are looking to deploy best-in-class technology to assist students. In the last few months, we have analyzed scores of EdTech startups and shortlisted the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges in the education space. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, and analysts including our magazine’s editorial board has selected a list of companies that exhibit innovative technologies and approaches. This list provides a look into how education technology can be leveraged, to gain a comprehensive understanding on how to incorporate them into the systems for optimizing the learning process. We present to you Education Technology Insights’ “Top 10 EdTech Startups – 2017”.
Company Logo Company Name Company Description
5 Star Students Offers a web-based platform that helps educators and administrators track and drive student involvement in school activities and events
Classting An EdTech startup that combines education with technology, while studying the newest trends, to provide the best learning experience for students
Clever, Inc Provides an education technology platform that allows developers to integrate their applications with student information systems at reduced costs and time
ConnecPath Provides a best-in-class comprehensive suite of high school student counselling solutions
Inq ITS Provides a platform for real-time assessment and optimized student learning
Instructure Provides learning management system, education platform, employee engagement, and corporate learning to make people smarter
Pluralsight Helps technology leaders evaluate the technical abilities of their teams, align learning to key business objectives, and close skills gaps in critical areas
Project ELL Provides customizable ELL student achievement tracking, progress monitoring, and compliance software system to help drive classroom instruction
RobotLab Offers award-winning product RobotsLAB BOX, a teaching-aid, designed to help educators demonstrate abstract concepts in math and science using robots
TalkPath Live TalkPath Live is revolutionizing the way therapy services are delivered to individuals with a wide range of challenges