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SIIA Awards Pioneers in Education Technology in Innovation Showcase Program
Dream Catcher Enterprises and CAPIT Learning, Recognized as Top Innovators at Industry Event
WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 8, 2017) – The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA recognizes the top innovative products in the education technology market as winners of the Innovation Showcase program. Winning products were presented at the Education Business Forum, the leading business and finance conference for the preK-12 and higher education market, held Dec. 5-6 in Washington, DC.
- Most Innovative: CAPIT Reading by Capit Learning
- Most Likely to Succeed: Dream Catcher by Future N Focus Dream Catcher Enterprises
- Most Innovative Runner-Up: Inq-ITS by Apprendis
- Most Likely to Succeed Runner-Up: Ed Tech Skills Platform for Teachers by 2gno.me
Judges of the Innovation Incubator program assessed more than 20 applicants on a broad range of criteria. With input industry leaders across the country, eight participants were selected as finalists for the program. Conference attendees selected the top four innovations at the Education Business Forum.
“The Innovation Showcase finalists brought a lot of energy to the Education Business Forum” said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. “We congratulate the winners and look forward to watching these young companies grow and thrive.”
The full list of finalists:
The SIIA Innovation Showcase 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.
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. For more information, visit www.siia.net/etin.