INNOVATION SHOWCASE 2.0

As the leading professional organization in educational technology, the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Division (ETIN) is proud to formally announce Innovation Showcase 2.0.

Since 2006, SIIA has offered a platform for dozens of successful products and companies to present their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies. Given our 14 year history in providing opportunities for innovators, we are refreshing and launching Innovation Showcase 2.0!

Innovation Showcase 2.0 identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their efforts to bring innovative learning technologies to the education market. ETIN looks at the Innovation Showcase 2.0 as our chance to give back to both the industry and the participants, who are aspiring EdTech entrepreneurs. 

Innovation Showcase 2.0 goes beyond a typical accelerator or incubator boot camp for startups, and helps to establish all participants as future leaders in this market, directly connecting them to industry stalwarts, experts and decision makers with a vast array of expertise, resources, and guidance to share.

Innovation Showcase offers the best of both worlds for education entrepreneurs: a chance to highlight their vision of tomorrow's innovation and an opportunity to rub shoulders with the most influential community of practitioners from the classroom, administration and policy circles."





Ilya Zeldin

 2gno.me



We are pleased to announce the
2020 Innovation Showcase 2.0 Finalists:

What this program includes:

  • Participating in conference calls for Orientation (5/13/20 3 pm ET).
  • Participation in the One-to-One Business Connections meetings with the opportunity to make short pitches to publishers, technology company leaders, investment firms and/or education decision makers that most closely fit your strategic objectives.
  • Direct feedback from state education agencies as you participate in an online Innovation Partner Series Webinar with SETDA. You will demonstrate your product and receive feedback from SETDA members.
  • Direct feedback from educators during the virtual EdTech Industry Conference (CTO, CAO, Assistant Supt., or Supt.)
  • Free coaching by industry mentor for 3 months (May-July 2020)
  • One (1) free Registration to the Virtual EdTech Industry Conference and CODiE Awards May 19-June 11, 2020, online
    • You can register for others from your team to attend the event at the member pricing
  • Exclusive student data privacy webinar by Sara Kloek, Director of Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy
  • A year membership to SIIA (~$995)
  • Recognition by SIIA via Press Releases and pre-marketing for the EdTech Industry Conference and CODiE Awards
  • Winners will receive additional perks provided by key ETIN members, including a FREE edWebinar, FREE podcast with Education Talk Radio, FREE AC&E Online Journal article, and an SIIA blog post. 
  • Participate in an online pitch and voting for Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed.
  • Use of the SIIA Innovation Showcase 2.0 digital badge on their website and in marketing collateral, presentations, etc.

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