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 Global Founders

The AWS EdStart Global Founders are an exclusive group of AWS EdStart Members from around the globe who’ve demonstrated innovative EdTech solutions and growth on the AWS Cloud. Each of the following companies is an active AWS EdStart Member developing secure, smart, scalable, and cost-effective solutions within the EdTech startup community with a unique story to tell.

Global Founders Series

Lessonbee

Mount Vernon, NY | United States

Reinventing the health education experience with Reva McPollom of Lessonbee

Founder: Reva McPollom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: K12, higher education, and business
End user: Students, teachers, and schools
Year founded: 2018
AWS EdStart Member since: 2019
AWS customer since: 2017

Company description: Healthy students perform better academically and have fewer behavioral challenges. Yet, schools struggle to prioritize health education. Lessonbee empowers students, parents, and teachers with access to synchronous and asynchronous online health classes that meet local and state guidelines. Lessonbee is reinventing the health class experience with adaptive and culturally responsive digital curriculum and self-directed learning tools to promote health in K12 education and beyond.

Case Study | Founder's Corner | Blog Post

Roybi

Mountain View, CA | United States

AI enhances children's learning, with Roybi CEO Elnaz Sarraf

Founder: Elnaz Sarraf, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: Pre-k
End user: Students
Year founded: 2017
AWS EdStart Member since: 2018
AWS customer since: 2018

Company description: ROYBI Inc. created ROYBI Robot, an interactive language-learning tutor for children age three and older, which uses AI to deliver a personalized learning experience. In 2019, ROYBI Robot was one of Time magazine’s 100 best inventions, and the company was one of CNBC’s 100 most promising startups.

Case Study | Founder's Corner | Blog Post

Vocareum

San Jose, CA | United States

Virtual labs with rich assessment, with Sanjay Srivastava of Vocareum

Founder: Sanjay Srivastava, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: Higher education
End user: Institution
Year founded: 2012
AWS EdStart Member since: 2017
AWS customer since: 2014

Company description: Vocareum offers a broad range of virtual labs for computer science, data science, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and cybersecurity. This makes it possible to administer coding assignments, perform assessments, and deliver student feedback at scale in real-time.

Case Study  |  Founder's Corner  |  Blog Post

Studos

Santa Catarina, Brazil

AI enables individualized learning with Studos Co-founder Leonardo Prates

Founder: Leonardo Prates, Co-Founder
Audience: K12
End user: Students, teachers, and schools
Year founded: 2015
AWS EdStart Member since: 2019
AWS customer since: 2019

Company description: Studos is an educational platform that identifies and analyzes basic education skills and abilities. The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate automatic simulations based on what the user is struggling with. For teachers, the platform has tools for the creation of tests, tasks, and simulations. They can measure students' performance through reports highlighting individual and class challenges.

Case StudyFounder's Corner  |  Blog Post

CollegeDekho

Jaipur, India

How Indian EdTech startup CollegeDekho helps students apply to college

Founder: Ruchir Arora, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: K12 and higher education
End user: Students and colleges
Year founded: 2015
AWS EdStart Member since: 2020
AWS customer since: 2018

Company description: CollegeDekho’s core business is to assess the needs of students and help them find the right colleges and courses, in addition to assisting them through their application process. They act as a bridge between students and colleges, connecting students with an array of services including free counseling, help with student loans, and the end-to-end college admissions process.

Case Study | Founder's Corner | Blog Post

SchoolBzz

Greenwood Village, CO | United States

Improving K12 school communications with Jennifer Larson of SchoolBzz

Founder: Jennifer Larson, Founder
Audience: K12
End user: Parents, teachers, and administrators
Year founded: 2016
AWS EdStart Member since: 2018
AWS customer since: 2018

Company description: A growing body of research underscores the connection between guardian engagement and student outcomes. Yet, parents and guardians who are not adequately informed about what’s happening in their child’s classroom or within the school community may lack opportunities to participate fully in a student’s education. Our current health crisis highlighted the important role our schools have in our communities. SchoolBzz is committed to ensuring schools have the support and resources they need to build a thriving school community.

Case Study | Founder's Corner | Blog Post
 

Singsound

Beijing, China 

Chinese students learn English using AI with Singsound CEO Long Qin

Founder: Long Qin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: K12
End user: Students and teachers
Year founded: 2016
AWS EdStart Member since: 2018
AWS customer since: 2017

Company description: Singsound leverages artificial intelligence, voice recognition, and language processing technologies to provide English speech assessments and essay grading services to education organizations. Up to two million K12 students rely on Singsound daily to learn the English language.

Case Study | Founder's Corner | Blog Post

Tueetor

Singapore

Location-based tutor matching and engagement with Han Sing Tan of Tueetor

Founder: Han Sing Tan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: Life-long learners
End user: Students
Year founded: 2016
AWS EdStart Member since: 2019
AWS customer since: 2018

Company description: Tueetor is a self-serve, automated, location-based online platform for tutors and trainers in Singapore where learners, trainers, and education providers may discover, interact, and engage. They created the platform to help make education more affordable and accessible throughout Singapore.

Case Study  |  Founder's Corner Blog Post 

Genial.ly

Córdoba, Spain

Create stunning, interactive visuals with Genial.ly Co-founder Chema Roldán

Founder: Chema Roldán, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Audience: K12, higher education, lifelong learners
End user: Students
Year founded: 2014
AWS EdStart Member since: 2020
AWS customer since: 2017

Company description: Genially is an all-in-one online tool that enables users to create stunning presentations, infographics, reports, and quizzes and then enrich them with interactivity and animation effects in seconds. You no longer need a team of designers and programmers to create striking visual communication. Join a community of millions of users worldwide that includes businesspeople, teachers, marketers, designers, and companies like Hulu and Heineken.

Case Study  |  Founder's Corner  |  Blog Post 

TestWe

Paris, France

Teaching online: How EdTech startup TestWe digitizes exams

Founder: Clément Régnier, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Audience: K12, higher education, and lifelong learners
End user: Students, teachers, schools, and administrators
Year founded: 2014
AWS EdStart Member since: 2018
AWS customer since: 2017

Company description: TestWe is a software for students that is secure, offline, and comfortable, allowing students to focus on taking an exam without the pressure of time. Most importantly, students can take their exams from their own device.

 

Case Study | Founder's Corner | Blog Post

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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 Member 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.