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. New founders will be added throughout 2020 and 2021.

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

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 

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