The Fall 2013 cohort was an exceptional one, including several companies that achieved ramen profitability by Demo Day. All of the companies are launched and have achieved impressive traction. They comprise an impressive range of ideas, from programming courses for kids to enrollment tools for education administrators. Here is a brief summary of each company. More information is available via the link above as well as on each website.
- Cellabus is a Mobile Device Management Platform for Education that helps schools manage large numbers of different types of devices in diverse settings.
- Class Central is a search engine for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
- Classroom IQ is a cloud-based platform for managing open-response questions.
- Classwork replaces pencil and paper in 21st century classrooms. Students write their work – math problems, drawings, text, etc. – on Classwork whiteboards.
- DeansList is a new gradebook that helps schools assess critical “soft skills” like perseverance, diligence, leadership, teamwork and grit.
- Edoome turns the classroom into an online community to connect teachers, students and their parents so they can communicate and collaborate in an easy and secure way.
- EDpuzzle allows teachers to create a personalized lesson from any video.
- Front Row is math practice for 21st century classrooms: adaptive, gamified, and data-driven.
- Geddit is classroom feedback that starts with students and gives teachers the real-time feedback they need to address each student’s individual needs.
- Kaymbu is an iPad-based documentation system that allows teachers to capture the essence of classroom activities and strengthen relationships between home and school.
- Kodable is a curriculum introducing kids aged 5 and up to the basics of programming in a fun game.
- Panorama Education is a survey tool used in more than 4,500 schools for data analytics and collecting feedback from students, parents, and teachers.
- SchoolMint helps schools and families manage the enrollment process simply and cost effectively.
Our application for the 2014 cohort is now live. As noted above, admissions will be done on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to apply early not only to reserve a place in the 20 companies we will accept per year, but because admitted companies immediately get funding and advice, as well as access to Imagine K12’s extensive networks of founders and educators.