Winter 2013 Companies
Accredible is creating the diploma of the future. For the first time students can establish expertise without the need for an institution. We make all education, including MOOCs and self-education, credible on your CV by allowing learners to attach a portfolio of knowledge onto the credential itself for all to see.
Kaizena powers the feedback loop in thousands of classrooms in over sixty countries. It’s extremely simple: teachers make highlights on student work, giving feedback with voice comments, videos, and links to other resources. Behind the scenes, Kaizena keeps track of the skills students need to improve, giving teachers the tools to differentiate.
MommaZoo connects busy parents on mobile to increase parent engagement and build successful teacher-parent partnerships. It’s similar to a secure, private Facebook group combined with classroom features such as volunteering, homework, and parent-kid contact information. The collective power of parents and teachers successfully collaborating drives student academic success. MommaZoo is translated into all languages and available on every computer and mobile device to maximize access by all socioeconomic groups.
Use Padlet to share a collection of text, images, videos, and documents easily with anyone - a fundamental need without an obvious solution. Over 300,000 monthly active users, 700,000 monthly visitors, growing at 30% a month. Massive adoption in schools and colleges. Only the second startup ever to do YCombinator and ImagineK12 together.
Plickers offers real-time assessment - one of the most important factors in helping all students succeed - that works for every classroom. Teachers capture student responses instantly using their own smartphones, and students answer using paper, instead of electronics. Plickers provides real-time feedback to help teachers tailor instruction in class and automatically tracks student data so teachers can focus their time where it's needed most.
Readspin is a fun, effective path to better reading. Two-thirds of our middle and high school students are behind in reading, and they’re not getting the practice they need to catch up. Readspin creates personalized playlists of online content based on students’ interests and reading level, adaptively increases in difficulty, and generates actionable data for teachers and parents.
Showbie makes it easy for teachers to assign, collect and review student work in 1:1 tablet classrooms. We unlock the creative potential of classroom tablets with easy document sharing and powerful markup tools. We’re on a mission to make it effortless for students and teachers to work together in the new paperless classroom.
GigaBryte is a learning platform that introduces elementary school kids to computer programming by channeling their natural passions and creativity. Kids work in teams to program wearable electronics using a visual programming environment, and our challenge-based curriculum keeps them coming back for more. We’re creating a new paradigm in programming instruction, where programming is social and connected to the physical world.
VideoNot.es is the best way for online students to take notes from video lectures. By synchronizing notes with their context (videos, slides, etc.), we make them more understandable, actionable and easy to share. Finally bringing note-taking to the twenty-first century!