FETC 2017 Coverage

Startups Take Center Stage at FETC

The 37th Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Jan. 24-27, will feature 19 startup companies in its FETC Startup Pavilion, located in the Orange County Convention Center’s exposition hall.

The 19 companies are: 5-A-Day Fitness, Brainspace magazine, Chalk.com, CodeMonkey, CueThink, Edcoda, ETIN, InstaVR, Koantum, Moxie Reader, Noodle Markets, Nutri-Link Technologies, Permission Click Inc., Planet3, Quick Key, SchooLinks, Spark Innovation, Educational Research + Innovation Hub (ihub) and ThingLink.

The companies span the areas of virtual reality, e-learning, coding, game-based learning, curriculum and instructional tools, software to create more interactive and personalized learning, and more.

These startups will aim to reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the ed tech market, while meeting the changing requirements of today’s schools and addressing the growing demand for more digital learning solutions.

As part of the Startup Pavilion, each company will offer hands-on demonstrations of their innovations and show how these solutions can make a difference in schools and districts.

In addition, emerging startups in ed tech will present their innovative solutions as part of the FETC PitchFest, conducted in partnership with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). During this event, participating startups will each present a five-minute pitch of their innovative products, with the winner chosen from a group of finalists, based on audience polling. FETC PitchFest will take place at the Learning Lab Theater No. 1 in booth 863, with semi-final rounds of presentations on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The finals will take place Friday, Jan. 27 at noon.

The FETC Startup Pavilion will be at booth 2005 in the exposition hall. For more information, visit fetc.org.

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at rchang@1105media.com.

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