One of the many ways that Intel Education and Intel Capital contribute to educational excellence, is by means of the Intel Education Accelerator Program. The program is a significant effort to foster innovation in the edtech ecosystem by supporting the growth of remarkable and innovative edtech start-up companies.
Over the past four months, the eight start-ups selected for the 2016 cohort received insight and guidance from technology, business, and education experts to successfully develop groundbreaking products in areas such as data analytics, game-based learning and maker education. The Education Accelerator also facilitated these companies to leverage Intel’s global reach and relationships, and secure investments of up to $100,000 from Intel Capital.
All that work comes to fruition on Wednesday, November 30 at the Education Accelerator Demo Day, in which Intel shares these start-ups with the world and the entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors, media and industry leaders. Demo Day is the culmination of the accelerator program, but for these eight companies it is just the beginning.
You’re in good company
Our cohort members include the following education technology companies:
Comprend.io (@LearnComprendio) provides automated, personalized feedback for students and actionable analytics for teachers. Teachers can immediately grade, give individual feedback, and check class performance.
Immersed Games (@ImmersedGames) gives students a chance to create a customizable character to explore an immersive online, sandbox-style world for deep science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences.
KiraKira (@KiraKira3D) is an online community focused on gamified, 3-D modeling education for girls. Its community of designers collect KiraKira coins, print their 3-D models, and contribute to their college tuition fund.
Learnmetrics (@Learnmetrics) removes the need for schools to build their own data systems or patch incompatible systems. Learnmetrics seeks to accrue small data points for better educational outcomes.
PrepFlash (@goprepflash) saves instructors and students time. The app creates study aids from any digital content, such as Microsoft Word documents, web pages, lecture videos, and even user-generated pictures.
SAM Labs (@samlabs) creates educational technology kits for learning code. Even new users can program by connecting the dots to form wireless circuits, which they can customize with sensors, actuators, and app-based add-ons.
Sutori (formerly HSTRY: @SutoriApp) mimics social media and lets teachers and students create and explore interactive timelines. Originally intended for social studies, this widely-used app has grown into a collaborative platform for all subjects and grade levels.