EDU tech startup tackles low reading rates with the cloud

As the country pushes to advance education in terms of math and science, there is a new education technology startup that is focused on getting reading back into the spotlight. Learning Ovations recently received a $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the development and commercialization of A2i, a cloud-based classroom … Read more

Gear up for school with these AZ-based edu tech tools

Edu tech startups have been thriving in Arizona, with many receiving funding through incubators and grants to pursue their endeavors. We gathered a list of just a few of the young educational technology companies and how they are helping students gear up for the school year. NoteBowl: a comprehensive platform for universities that goes beyond … Read more

Bonanza Educational brings Legos and tech together

Whether it’s building the Millennium Falcon or a walking robot, Legos can be used for educational purposes and as an outlet for teaching technology. Chandler-based educational enrichment program company Bonanza Educational, LLC is providing a multitude of programs for students and the community to learn topics that aren’t always taught in schools, including an Intro … Read more

Pay for school lunch and field trips in one click with edutech startup Skookii

When it comes to parents paying for their children’s school items, it’s often 5 dollars here for lunch, 10 dollars there for a field trip, and keeping track of it all can be a challenge. One Arizona startup is creating an all-in-one school payment system for parents to manage such school-related items. Skookii, an engaging … Read more

#ItWasNeverADress STEAM Conference aims to educate young girls in tech

Turning dresses into capes is the #ItWasNeverADress campaign’s speciality. And now they are looking to spread the message to youth girls. The campaign is hosting an inaugural event that will give young girls the opportunity to build confidence, learn to code, and explore STEAM professions. The STEAM conference taking place July 18-19, invited 50 girls ages 12 … Read more

Where to get free tech education around the Valley

What is an idea without the means or technology to bring it to fruition? Luckily, various locations around the valley are offering access to their technology labs and educational workshops. The best part? They are free of charge! TechShop is offering complimentary memberships at its Chandler location to ASU students for the fall 2014 semester. Any … Read more

Edu-tech startups launch apps to help college freshmen succeed

As the summer season fizzles and the autumn colors flourish, college students across the nation will begin to embark on another semester of school. Here are some apps and web services that can ease the transition back into endless hours of homework and studying. GetSet GetSet, a new educational startup focused on reducing the college dropout rate in … Read more

ASU Startups to Showcase Learning Tech at ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit

Spring is upon us and Arizona startups are in full bloom as ASU+GSV host the fifth annual Education Innovation Summit April 21st through 23rd. This summit encompasses a whirlwind of tech innovators of all kinds, from entrepreneurs and investors to philanthropists, politicians, educators, and other advocates of education innovation. These innovators will come together to collaborate, brainstorm, and … Read more

Tech Launch Arizona gives five student start-up teams funding for impactful proposals

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Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) awarded funding to five start-up teams to develop software or mobile apps that will have a real societal impact. TLA collaborated with the University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact and Arizona FORGE to host the Impact Software/App Challenge.  Doug Hockstad, the assistant vice president of TLA, said the competition was … Read more