Innovation Center

What’s new in in the education market? Find out in the Innovation Center.

Located in the Networking Hub, the Innovation Center features six first-stage start-up companies making waves in the K-12 industry. Their products each have a solution for important and timely topics for education publishers – Assessment, STEM, Personalized Learning, Data Analytics , Games, and VR.

CIC attendees can set-up one-to-one meetings with each company on Thursday 8:00- 4:30. To arrange meetings contact the names for the companies listed below.

This is a great opportunity to establish partnerships and spur thinking for your future product development.

Companies (Skills Assessment/ Tracking)
2gnō.me (“To know me”) addresses the challenge of self-awareness about life’s most important skills. For educators and human capital leaders, the soft skills intelligence platform enhances self-awareness, identifies skill strengths and gaps, and helps address skill gaps with personalized learning resources. Gold award at the 2016 Re-Imagine Education competition. Contact: Ilya Zeldin

Choosito (Personalized Learning)
Choosito innovates in education by offering a technology solution to the problem of finding resources that are right for your students. Its technologically-advanced text analysis engine is the result of a multi-year research effort lead by Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki, a linguist, scientist, and passionate educator. Choosito is the proud recipient of NSF’s Business Innovation Award for educational applications. Contact: Eleni Miltsakaki

Readorium (STEM)
Readorium produces web-based educational software that aims to teach students reading comprehension skills through scientific text. We teach specific reading strategies through original articles and books that automatically adapt to students’ reading levels. We also aim to explain complex scientific concepts in fun, easy-to-grasp ways that instill in students a love of science, its history and its methods. Contact: Harriett Isecki

Smartypal (Gaming)
SmartyPal, an innovative new iPad app, improves the quality of children’s screen time by taking award-winning stories and adding meaningful tasks and activities, allowing each child to be part of the adventure. The games change each time based on the child’s unique strengths, ensuring kids are always learning something new. Developed in partnership with leading educational researchers and award-winning story creators, SmartyPal is an innovative digital platform that makes learning fun and meaningful for both children and their parents. Contact: Keith Gornish

Tuva Labs (Data Analytics)
Tuva ( is the leading data literacy company that empowers data novices to learn essential data and statistics literacy skills. Tuva offers data literacy solutions for schools, businesses, and organizations working in sustainable development. Through our growing library of interactive, authentic, and relevant modules and lessons, participants are able to learn and master the most-critical, foundational concepts in data, statistics, and analytics. Contact: Harshil Parikh

ZSpace (Virtual Reality)
zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. Our product, zSpace®, combines elements of VR and AR, on an all-in-one computer, to create mixed reality computing experiences that are immersive, interactive and lifelike. Among its numerous awards and accolades, zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and was ranked #143 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list. Contact: Pete Johnson