AWS EdStart News and Events

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Tueetor and Vocareum

EdTech startups are closing the digital skills gap by making education more affordable and accessible to students at scale

11/9/2020

Tan Han Sing, Founder of Tueetor, focuses on affordably connecting learners from all backgrounds with trainers. Sanjay Srivastava, Founder of Vocareum, works to close the skills gap by providing turnkey virtual learning labs.

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Honorlock

EdTech startup Honorlock changed how exams are proctored using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)

11/9/2020

Powered by Amazon Rekognition, Honorlock evolved the standard exam experience by developing a hybrid proctor approach using artificial intelligence and human intervention to reduce the stress of taking exams on students.

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Global Founders

EdTechs are enhancing K12 learning using AI, ML, and voice

11/3/2020

AWS EdStart Members and founders Long Qin of Singsound and Elnaz Sarraf of ROYBI are using AI to revolutionize early language learning. Long, based out of Beijing, China, is dedicated to providing students with an accessible English education. Elnaz, based out of San Francisco, CA, United States, is dedicated to providing personalized learning to children.

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Global Founders

Reva McPollom, founder and chief executive officer, Lessonbee, and Jennifer Larson, founder, Schoolbzz, are changing education

10/26/2020

Reva and Jennifer are part of the AWS EdStart Global Founder Series, an exclusive group of AWS EdStart Members from around the globe who have demonstrated innovative EdTech solutions and growth on the AWS Cloud.

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Childhood

Childhood 2.0 documentary released on Prime Video featuring Brian Bason, chief executive officer of Bark Technologies

10/26/2020

Childhood 2.0 is required viewing for anyone who wants to better understand the world their children are navigating as they grow up in the digital age. Featuring actual parents and kids, as well as industry-leading experts in child safety and development, this documentary dives into the real-life issues facing kids today—including cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more.

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Global Founders

AWS EdStart launches the Global Founder Series

10/26/2020

Each global founder is an active AWS EdStart Member developing secure, smart, scalable, and cost effective solutions with a unique story to tell. We will add new founders throughout 2020 and 2021.

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AWs EdStart hot startups

EdTech startups are helping marginalized learners access high quality education by providing unique virtual learning solutions

9/28/2020

AWS EdStart Members from the United States, Brazil, China, and Europe are helping diverse students reach their learning objectives by providing evidence-based tools focused on leveling the playing field and providing students equal access to quality education.

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Exploros

Exploros uses AWS to help K12 teachers increase student engagement

9/18/2020

Exploros's use of cloud-enabled instruction increases engagement and helps existing school customers shift more easily to online education. For educators and students usings Exploros on AWS with real-time services, the transition from face-to-face to remote instruction is seamless.

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Class2Class

9/17/2020

The blog featured AWS EdStart Member Class2Class for the virtual exchange platform they developed, ImmerseU, which helps colleges and universities create and enhance collaborations through its online environment.

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Alexa

AWS EdStart releases new voice technology course and digital badge

9/9/2020

The AWS EdStart Member exclusive offering can help EdTechs build voice-first experiences that create fun and engaging learning experiences, reach new users, and save time by streamlining access to their products with Amazon Alexa.

 

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Ecree

Using artificial intelligence, AWS EdStart Member Ecree helps teach students to write

8/26/2020

Ecree’s founding team set out to support teachers and students by creating the world’s first rules-based tool that assesses student writing in the same way a highly trained professor does—on-demand. To date, Ecree has supported nearly a million submissions.

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Roybi

Roybi uses AWS to create next-gen interactive learning

8/20/2020

With the help of the AWS EdStart program, ROYBI (US) was able to structure its technology and deploy its product without spending countless hours on development. As a result, the company launched its product five months ahead of schedule. “A lot of people couldn't believe it because ROYBI Robot is a very complicated product,” said Sarraf. “But with AWS technology solutions, services, and support, we were able to get to market fast.”
 

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eLumin

AWS EdStart Member, eLumin, recognized for Best Remote Learning by AWS

8/14/2020

The AWS Public Sector 2020 Partner Awards selected eLumin (US) as the “Best Remote Learning Solution for 2020.” Their mission is to simplify access to learning technologies and they serve both higher education and K12.

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Wakelet

Wakelet now available on the Amazon Appstore

8/10/2020

AWS EdStart Member, Wakelet (UK), now has an app available on the Amazon Appstore for all users using Amazon devices.

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Whitehat Jr

Whitehat Jr. (India) acquired

8/6/2020

AWS EdStart Member, Whitehat Jr., was recently acquired by Indian EdTech Byju’s for $300M USD. Whitehat Jr. offers live online coding classes for young students and will seek to upgrade their technology and expand their teacher base with Byju’s.

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Dystech

8/5/2020

AWS EdStart Member, Dystech (Australia), was featured on the AWS Public Sector Blog with their artificial intelligence-powered Dyslexia screening app.

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Virtual Exchange

Virtual exchange is transforming the global classroom

07/22/2020

Virtual exchange is becoming an important part of digital learning environments due to its student-centered, cost-effective, and equitable means of advancing international education.

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Playposit

Playposit releases peer review application

07/17/2020

AWS EdStart Member Playposit (United States) announced the release of an extensive peer review application for institutional and enterprise partners. The app contains commenting forums, rubrics, and scoring. These features support group learning, which is often a challenge in distance learning.

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Sown to Grow

Sown to Grow raises funds

06/25/2020

Sown to Grow, an AWS EdStart Member from the United States, raised $315K. Their misson
is to "create confident, self-driven, growth-oriented learners."

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K12 learning through robotics

K12 learning through robotics

06/15/2020

AWS EdStart Hot Startups: Robotics and machine learning (ML) aren’t just for the technology industry. Robotics are being used in education to advance student learning.

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Kide Science

Kide Science

05/28/2020

AWS EdStart Member, Kide Science, an early childhood science learning provider from Finland, secured €1.5M funding in a seed round led by Sparkmind.vc. Kide Science aims to accelerate international growth in Asia and across key homeschooling markets.

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EduSpaze

Congratulations to EduSpaze graduates

5/20/2020

Congratulations AWS EdStart Members, ArcLab, Acktec Technologies, and Flying Cape (Singapore) for presenting at demo day and graduating out of the AWS EdStart Collaborator, EduSpaze Accelerator. This was the first batch to graduate, and they are looking forward to exciting times ahead after proving out their products and business models further.

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Mindsets Learning

Mindsets Learning selected as finalist

05/13/2020

Mindsets Learning, an AWS EdStart Member based in the United States, received the 2020 Best Emerging Instructional Solution Finalist Award at the recent SIIA CODiE Awards.

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Van Robotics

Van Robotics on Shark Tank

05/06/2020

Congratulations to AWS EdStart Member, Van Robotics, (United States) for appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank! Laura and Abii did a tremendous job! You can watch the full episode here.

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Accredible

Accredible partners with ThePowerMBA

05/06/2020

AWS EdStart Member, Accredible (United States), partnered with ThePowerMBA to bring digital certificates and badges to business professionals all over the world.

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The 2020 EdTech Awards announce finalists

05/01/2020

Congratulations to AWS EdStart Members Bark Technologies, CodeSpark, Ecree, Exploros, Gooroo, LearnPlatform, and Pretzl for being named finalists for the 2020 EdTech Awards!

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MyTapTrack

MyTapTrack receives honorable mention

04/28/2020

AWS EdStart Member, MyTapTrack (United States), received an honorable mention in AI & Data for Fast Company’s World Challenging Ideas Awards. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 3,000 global entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more.

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Elsevier

AWS EdStart Member, Authess, acquired by Elsevier

04/20/2020

AWS EdStart Member, Elsevier, an information analytics organization specializing in science and health owned by RELX, acquired AWS EdStart Member, Authess. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Authess offers a software-as-a-service solution that uses performance-based competency assessments to evaluate how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.

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