AWS EdStart: Meet Our Community

AWS EdStart Members and Collaborators provide solutions that are hosted on, or integrated with, AWS

Meet Our Members

Meet the companies who have been accepted into AWS EdStart and are building and scaling their solution with AWS. 

Meet Our Collaborators

Education-focused organizations provide specialized solutions and support for AWS EdStart Members and AWS EdStart Innovators.

Meet Our Experts

AWS EdStart brings together education-focused experts to provide knowledge, inspiration, and best practices in a new video series.

Meet Our Founders

Get to know select EdTech founders with a unique story to tell through their own words. Videos, case studies, and more.

Meet Our Collaborators

AWS EdStart Collaborators, an AWS EdStart feature, brings together education-focused organizations to provide specialized solutions, support, and/or best practices for AWS EdStart Members and AWS EdStart Innovators. The new feature strives to create a community of industry experts for AWS EdStart Members and Innovators to access including the resources they make available to the community. Membership benefits include discounted event registration fees, complimentary access to content, and networking access.

For additional information about the Collaborators program, please reach out to awsedstart-collaborators@amazon.com 

Service Workbench quote by Paul Avillach

AWS EdStart provides profound market insights, strong technical guidance, and global connections that help our education entrepreneurs design, develop, and scale their education ventures. AWS EdStart bends over backwards to support our competitions, industry bootcamps, and meet-ups and helps us realize our vision, which is to advance innovation in worldwide education. We are proud and grateful to be collaborators in the AWS EdStart program.

– John Gamba, Director of Innovative Programs and Entrepreneur in Residence, Catalyst @Penn GSE

Service Workbench quote by Paul Avillach

AWS EdStart Collaborators

Arc Capital Development

Arc Capital Development
Denver, Colorado, United States

Arc Capital Development is a global private investment and advisory firm offering hands-on expertise to innovative and rapidly growing research-based education industry organizations.

ABS Startups

ABS Startups
São Paulo, Brazil

ABS Startups connects the Education ecosystem with research and discussions on real EdTech experiences and solutions. The ABS Startups Education Committee focuses on contributing to the development of EdTech startups and the broader ecosystem.

Blue Elephant Capital

Blue Elephant Capital
Beijing, China

Blue Elephant Capital is China’s a pure-play education and EdTech investor. Blue Elephant is an important hub for overseas resources and overseas returnee entrepreneurs to enter China.

Graduate School of Education Penn GSE | Catalyst @ Penn GSE

Catalyst @Penn GSE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

A center for global education innovation, Catalyst @ Penn GSE connects people and ideas to advance education in novel and meaningful directions. Catalyst operates at the nexus of education, business, and technology to help generate, test and disseminate best practices and powerful new tools for educators.

Central Square Foundation

Central Square Foundation is a non-profit organization working to ensure quality school education for all children in India, with a focus on foundational literacy and numeracy. While our work ranges from driving foundational learning to strengthening the private school sector, a key focus area entails leveraging technology-based solutions to enhance learning.

Edinno

Edinno
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Edinno is an inclusive learning community created to support and empower emerging EdTech innovators, with a mission to democratize access to information and social capital, making founding an EdTech company more accessible to all.

EDT & Partners

EDT & Partners
Valencia, Spain

A purpose-driven consulting firm dedicated to imagining, inspiring, and improving education. We place human capital development at the core of our activity because we believe in the effective use of technology to improve education. Our team specializes in open innovation processes and assisting companies with their digital transformation.

EdTech Impact

EdTech Impact
London, United Kingdom

EdTech Impact is an independent review platform for K12 education technology products, built to help EdTech companies build trust, prove their quality and increase conversions with prospective customers around the world.

EduLab

EduLab Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm with the necessary market savvy, education and workforce expertise, and global network to accelerate the growth of its portfolio companies.

Educate Ventures Research
London, United Kingdom

EDUCATE acts as the catalyst in the development of evidence-based EdTech products and services. Their comprehensive and rigorous training program is designed to help SMEs and startups use research evidence to evaluate and improve their products, and researcher entrepreneurs to commercialize their work.

Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI)

Education Research and Development Institute is the premier provider of research and development opportunities for companies who are developing and providing products and services to support PK-12 education.

Edinno

EduGrowth
Melbourne, Australia

EduGrowth is Australia’s EdTech and innovation industry hub. Through connection and collaboration, they accelerate Australia’s EdTech ecosystem globally.

Print

EduSpaze
Singapore, Singapore

EduSpaze is Singapore’s first EdTech accelerator supported by Enterprise Singapore. It aims to nurture a vibrant EdTech startup ecosystem that serves the education sector in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Eduvation

Eduvation
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

EDUvation’s mission is to support EdTech startups in keeping innovative ideas alive, specifically EdTech startups that are looking to reform education.

Edvantage Group

Edvantage Group
Hong Kong, Taiwan

Edvantage Group is a private higher education group is an early mover in the education sector focused on international expansion. As a part of their venture, the team hosts the Edvantage Acceleration Program focused on helping early stage EdTechs grow their networks, and gain traction in both local and global markets.

Esperenza

Esperenza
Hong Kong, Taiwan

Esperenza focuses on “Reimagining Education”, and identifying and supporting solutions that can motivate, empower, personalize, and democratize learning, while making teaching and learning more effective, from early childhood education to lifelong learning.

gener8tor

gener8tor
Madison, Wisconsin | United States

Gener8tor connects EdTechs, startups and investors via industry-specific accelerator and events.

Global Education Entrepreneurship Certificate

Global Education Entrepreneurship Certificate
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Global Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate program provides industry leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to seed, accelerate, and scale entrepreneurial practice in their respective sectors.

Global Grid for Learning (GG4L)

Global Grid for Learning (GG4L)
Alameda, California, United States

Global Grid for Learning™ (GG4L) is a membership-based collaborative offering schools the fastest and safest way to share data with EdTech vendors while providing integration services through an iPaaS platform called School Passport.

Growth Marketing Studio

Growth Marketing Studio
Singapore, Singapore

Growth Marketing Studio helps EdTechs define their growth and marketing strategies, and coaches teams to support their execution.

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Institute for the Future of Education
Monterray, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Tec de Monterrey through the Institute for the Future of Education drives research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in educational innovation by collaborating with professionals worldwide to meet today's educational challenges and create the future of education.

LearnLaunch Institute

LearnLaunch Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

LearnLaunch Institute, serves the education ecosystem by providing programs and services across stakeholder groups who impact education: policy leaders, education practitioners, and EdTech innovators.

LearnPlatform

LearnPlatform
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

LearnPlatform is home to an award-winning team of educators, researchers, technologists and thought leaders who build and deliver ground-breaking tools that increase the capacity of educators and their organizations to research, select and evaluate digital learning products that best meet the current needs of their students.

Me.reka

Me.reka
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Developing changemakers and entrepreneurs for the industries and businesses that will shape the future of tomorrow. Me.reka serves international development agencies, foreign and local government agencies, corporate foundations, corporate clients, schools and education institutions with designing and implementing in-depth and low-touch training programs for individual learners and organizations.

MindCet

MindCet
Tel Aviv, Israel

MindCET’s unique expertise and global reach grants EdTech Startups access, exposure, and efficient development towards successful industry penetration; thus, enabling education to finally meet the needs of the digital learner.

Mirainxt

Mirainxt
Hyderabad, India

Mirainxt is an innovation center born out of the need to add purpose to work, enabling startups to get the hands-on experience required for exploring the landscape's diverse perspectives which can be the fodder to innovative ideas. Mirainxt also offers accelerator programs and mentorship for early stage EdTech startups.

Octava

Octava
Singapore, Singapore

With the mission to enable equitable education and skills development for underserved children and youths, Octava Foundation deploys a venture philanthropic approach in supporting social innovators, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations to develop solutions, strengthen their proposition and measurement to ultimately further their scale.

GSVlabs


OneValley

San Mateo, California

OneValley provides acceleration, mentorship and tools for early-stage companies through its online platform, Passport. OneValley supports startups by providing best-in-class network access, resources, and discounted tools and services to accelerate business growth.

OEI

Oriental Education Institute (OEI) aims to identify and nurture future businesses who are committed to shaping the future of education. We provide services including tailored training classes, industry research reports, online courses, industry seminars and innovation and entrepreneurship competitions.

USCRossier

Perfect Puzzle Capital
Beijing, China

Perfect Puzzle Capital provides a platform for startup companies in China with channel resources and industrial resources in the education industry to help startups grow and scale up.

Project FoundEd

Project FoundEd
San Francisco, California, United States

Project FoundED is dedicated to improving equitable learning outcomes for all learners by removing barriers to EdTech innovation and adoption.

Promise Venture Studio

Promise Venture Studio
Palo Alto, California, United States

Promise Venture Studio is a nonprofit venture studio that attracts, supports, and connects promising entrepreneurial talent, capital, and stakeholders to pave the way for the sustainable growth and impact.

ReimagineEd Collective

ReimagineEd Collective
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A thesis-driven, founder-focused Venture Studio for seeding and scaling EdTech ventures poised to create global educational impact, starting with the MENA region.

OEI

RYE Consulting
Denver, Colorado, United States

Focusing on engaging clients from PreK through HigherEd, RYE Consulting uses in-depth industry knowledge to design customized consulting solutions for innovative EdTech from around the world. RYE specializes in empowering entrepreneurs and emerging technology startups from pilot to profit.

SEK Lab

SEK Lab
Madrid, Spain

SEK Lab is an EdTech accelerator in Spain, and  part of SEK Education Group, an institution with more than 120 years in the Education industry with 10 international school and the Camilo Jose Cela University. SEK Lab is founding member of the European Edtech Alliance.

Shonan Seminar

Shonan Seminar
Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

Shonan Seminar, an education company supporting students at every stage of their learning journeys innovates learning by applying technology to the classroom.

StartEd

StartEd
New York, New York, United States

StartEd's world-renowned virtual programs provide access to an elite network of EdTech mentors and investors in New York and California, plus intensive masterclasses, and access to capital — including angel, venture capital, private equity, and grant funding. 

StormBreaker Venture Co., Ltd.

StormBreaker Ventures
Bangkok, Thailand

Stormbreaker is an EdTech accelerator that provides EdTech startups access to capital, mentorship , world-class knowledge, partnership, B2B sales opportunities and a supportive community. Stormbreaker focuses on Coding for All, Future of education, 21st century skills and workforce re-skilling.

OEI

SuperCharger Ventures
London, United Kingdom

SuperCharger Ventures is a cross-border EdTech accelerator dedicated to both early-stage and growth-stage EdTech startups to fuel their global expansion.

TiE

TiE Bangalore
Bangalore, India

TiE supports entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of TiE: mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation.

UCL EdTech Labs

UCL EdTech Labs
London, United Kingdom

UCL EdTech Labs is an accelerator for learning innovation. We leverage the resources and intellectual capacity of University College London (UCL) to develop and grow the brightest learning innovations.

UIncept

UIncept
Gurugram, India

UIncept is a 21st century incubator-accelerator operating in India and is a starting ground of ideas and leaders that can transform the world. UIncept offers office space, partner perks, capital/investment, network access, and mentoring to EdTech startups operating in the Indian education space. Startups who wish to venture into the Indian EdTech space can apply to their EdTech-focused entrepreneurship program.

 

OEI

ZA SHARE
Taipai City, Taiwan

As a leading EdTech platform in Taiwan, they built an ecosystem for innovation to empower every education change-maker and shape education innovation and lifelong learning to be trendy like fashion.

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AWS EdStart, also known as the AWS educational technology startup accelerator, is an AWS program designed to help its participants grow their education technology businesses. AWS EdStart participants may have access to many benefits, such as AWS Promotional Credit, select marketing opportunities, global thought leadership, participation in live or virtual events, and access to the AWS EdStart web portal. The AWS EdStart web portal is a central online, self-service resource that includes an online directory of AWS EdStart participants, a community messaging forum, and a repository of content, technical, and business development trainings. The AWS EdStart Agreement, as may be updated from time to time, governs participation in AWS EdStart and use of the AWS EdStart web portal. AWS EdStart participants’ personal information, business contact information, and community forum messages may be accessed by AWS EdStart participants that use the AWS EdStart web portal. Please contact AWS EdStart by email or see the AWS EdStart Agreement for information about how AWS collects and uses personal information.

Organizations that wish to apply for participation in AWS EdStart must meet the application criteria described on the AWS EdStart application page or the AWS EdStart Innovators page. Government entities, including government-owned corporations and government-funded organizations, are not eligible to participate in AWS EdStart. Individual users of AWS EdStart must be from participant organizations and 18 years or older.