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101 Best Illinois Education Startups – The Future of Education

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Education companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Education industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Education Startups

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eSpark

eSpark

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Differentiate reading and math with activities kids love

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Rhaeos

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Rhaeos is a clinical stage medical device company.

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Kellogg School of Management

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Kellogg School of Management is a business school sharing a commitment to a diverse and inclusive community.

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Classkick

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Classkick pffers a real-time personalized feedback and help platform for teachers and students.

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Elevate K-12

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Elevate K-12 brings high-quality live streaming instruction into a school’s classroom.

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BenchPrep

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BenchPrep offers a learner success platform to improve engagement and outcomes for learners.

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Everspring

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Everspring develops online and hybrid courses that deliver engagement free from traditional constraints.

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Northwestern University

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Northwestern is one of the country’s leading private research and teaching universities, located in Evanston, IL.

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Jellyvision

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We make learning and decision making delightful. ALEX, our benefits expert, helps millions of employees understand their benefit options.

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Wyzant

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Wyzant is an online marketplace that helps students connect with qualified in-person and online tutors in over 250 different subjects.

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Packback

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Packback is a Q&A learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. to quantify and improve critical thinking skills in college students.

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Illinois Institute of Technology

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Illinois Institute of Technology is a school in Chicago.

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RedShelf

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RedShelf is a distributor of digital learning materials for the higher education community.

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University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago is a university in Illinois, United States, home to many prominent alumni, including 89 Nobel laureates.

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ThinkCERCA

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ThinkCERCA offers a personalized literacy platform helps educators teach critical thinking skills.

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Codeverse

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Codeverse is the world’s first interactive coding studio & edtech platform,, founded on the mission to teach a billion kids to code.

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Transeo

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Transeo helps school districts prepare their students for life in an equitable and inclusive fashion.

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Upkey

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Upkey is a provider of remote career readiness and talent engagement tools for students, universities, and companies.

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Certiverse

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Certiverse leverages proprietary technology and proven, economic-based crowdsourcing models to develop high-quality certification exams.

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Fluent Forever

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Fluent Forever is the language learning app that rewires your brain to learn a language and never forget it

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AMOpportunities

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AMOpportunities connects international medical students and graduates with U.S. physicians and institutions for clinical experiences.

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CompTIA

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Computing Technology Industry Association focuses on advancing the growth of the information technology industry.

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Edovo

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Edovo provides intuitive educational courses where inmates are rewarded for learning.

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QuillBot

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QuillBot is a startup developing an AI writing tool that reconstructs its user’s writing to be more clear and concise.

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Curiosity

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Curiosity’s mission is to inform and entertain our audience with positive content that helps them get smarter about the world around them.

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Dough

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Dough is a web-based investing platform that helps individual traders manage their own finances.

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Innovare

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Innovare is the edtech and data strategy app helping education leaders visualize, analyze, and use data to positively impact the community.

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Hapara

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Hapara provides visible and differentiated instructional management tools for educators using Goole Workspace and Google Classroom

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Rapunzl – Invest. Share. Win.

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Rapunzl is an award-winning app that allows you to earn cash & scholarship prizes while you learn how to invest.

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AllCampus

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AllCampus collaborates with universities and helps them expand online enrollment programs.

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Right At School

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Right At School provides meaningful before and afterschool programs.

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Unifyed

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Unifyed is a cloud-based, next generation student information system provider serving over seven million students in seven countries.

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Spotivity

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spotivity is a dynamic app that helps enable users make the best decisions about how to use time outside of school hours.

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7wire Ventures

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7wire ventures focuses on investing in early and growth-stage companies focused on healthcare IT, digital healtcare and mobile health.

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Parker Dewey

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Helps companies work with college students / recent grads on short-term projects both to address immediate needs and improve hiring.

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Dabble

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Dabble is a marketplace for people to discover, teach and host in-person classes, events & experiences in the community.

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GetSet

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GetSet, a new stealthy US edtech startup that’s aiming to reduce the high college drop-out rate

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School of Rock

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School of Rock is a performance-based music school featuring an all star program that lets kids perform on stage around the world.

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Modern Teacher

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Modern Teacher is an educational technology company designed to provide a research-based methodology for digital convergence in education.

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Big Blue Swim School

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Big Blue Swim School is a company that creates a fun and safe environment for swimmers in a relaxed and comfortable setting for parents.

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Cottage Door Press

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Cottage Door Press is publishes high-quality children’s books and believes that reading is learning! Beautiful books and gifts for babies.

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Blaze Global

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SaaS platform that simplifies, activates and measure social and emotional development among students, teachers and parents.

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The Graide Network

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The Graide Network is a virtual platform that connects teachers with qualified teaching assistants online.

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Pi

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Pi is a platform for class communication: easy to setup, engage with your students in seconds from any device.

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Overgrad

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Overgrad is an online platform that enables high school students to set long-term college and career goals.

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Future Founders

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Future Founders is a nonprofit that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a school in Edwardsville.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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UIC offers study options across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary areas.

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Special Learning

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We educate educators and parents on how to successfully teach kids with Autism

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Working Credit NFP

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Working Credit NFP is a non-profit organization that provides credit building education, counseling, and employee benefits services.

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Verboso

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Verboso develops an open-source database of impaired speech sounds for children.

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Language Stars

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Language Stars is an education management company specializing in foreign language classes.

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Triumph Higher Education Group

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Triumph Higher Education Group is an education technology organization revolutionizing the culinary and hospitality industries.

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Compatibility

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Compatibility develops assessments and matching algorithms to drive early-student engagement and success at colleges and universities.

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NextTier Education

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NextTier Education provides mobile and web applications that streamline and takes the guesswork out of applying to college.

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DuPage Regional Office of Education

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Purpose of the Foundation to allow the DuPage Education Community to apply for and receive both public and private dollars through grants.

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Physician Software Systems

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Physician Software Systems commercializes a method of managing the anemia for hemodialysis patients.

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Eazl

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Eazl was born out of frustration with the current university system. We make Higher Education accessible and affordable for everyone.

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Americademy

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Americademy is a suite of products and services that provide children with elite curriculum in a technology enabled world.

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DMDII

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The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures.

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PushCoin

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PushCoin is a digital wallet for students and payments hub for K-12 public and private schools.

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Northwestern University Clinical &Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

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Northwestern University Clinical &Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) is a non profit organisation.

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Learnmetrics

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Learnmetrics are a team of Educators, Academics, Technologists, and Designers who are committed to improving educational outcomes.

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CG Scholar

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CG Scholar is a learning platform focused on improving writing through peer review.

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Yolobe

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Yolobe is LinkedIn for teenagers, young adults and working age persons with disabilities

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Wolfram Alpha

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Wolfram Alpha offers a computational knowledge engine that provides answers to users based on built-in data and algorithms.

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NextUpRecruitment

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NextUpRecruitment helps student-athletes connect with coaches offering scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level.

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Wolfram Research

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Wolfram Research is a computer, web, and cloud software company that offers solutions for sectors such as education, R&D, and sciences.

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Primo Center for Women and Children

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Primo Center for Women and Children is a Non-profit organisation.

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Column Technologies

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Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a privately-held, global technology solutions provider.

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Otus

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Otus is the teaching and learning platform that all school stakeholders use to track and visualize student performance over time.

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ISE Magazine

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ISE Magazine connects network evolution professionals with innovative solutions and concise education.

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Adtalem Global Education

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Adtalem Global Education is a provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics

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Albert.io

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Albert.io bridges the gap between learning and mastery with interactive content written by world-class educators.

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Beyond The U

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BTU is disrupting a process that hasn’t really changed in over 50 years.

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HighBeam Research

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Highbeam Research is an online service that provides research tools and articles for educators and businesses.

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New Futuro

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New Futuro is a socially innovative Hispanic education company that helps families get their students into college and beyond.

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HiFiKids Corp

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HiFiKids Corp offers a cloud-based, e-learning platform that supports interactive knowledge and information sharing.

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Follett Corporation

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Follett Corporation – more than 10,000 talented and dedicated associates who strive day in and day out to simplify the delivery of

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TopstepTrader

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TopstepTrader is a financial organization that enables resource traders to develop and learn in the trading industry.

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College Engine

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College Engine provides student applicants and academic institutions with a transparent online marketplace.

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Beatitude House

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Beatitude House is a Non profit Organisation.

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Merrill Edge

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Merrill Edge is a discount brokerage service provided by Merrill Lynch.

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Next College Student Athlete

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Next College Student Athlete helps student-athletes and families connect with college coaches.

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Planbook

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Planbook provides easiest way to create and manage your lessons online, developed by teachers for teachers.

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Maxim Partners

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Venture Capital, Growth Capital, Private Equity

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Aidhenscorner

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Aidhen’s Corner provides busy parents with educational and fun activities for their kids.

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Cappex.com

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Cappex is a database of college profiles, admission facts, and majors that helps students select their preferred university.

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Riverside Insights

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Riverside Insights is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning.

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In-telligent

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In-telligent is a technology company delivering a personal safety and emergency communications platform.

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American Medical Association

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American Medical Association promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

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FastModel Sports

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We create software, mobile apps & educational content for #NBA #NCAA and amateur coaches and players. #NBAXsOs #NCAAXsOs #FastDrawTop100

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Citation Machine

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Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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A pioneer in digital learning, Britannica serves the needs of students, lifelong learners, and professionals.

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Amerigo Education

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Amerigo supports international students at elite U.S. high schools with a holistic approach that emphasizes excellent academic outcomes.

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Kahana

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Free, flexible, and easy-to-use content management platform for creators

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Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

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CASEL is an organization that advances the development of academic, social, and emotional competence for all students.

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Becker Professional Education

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Becker Professional Education provides professional education services.

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Britannica Knowledge Systems

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Britannica Knowledge Systems offers Scalable and comprehensive training management systems for all industries

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TestCred

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TestCred is a mobile application that provides innovative ways for students to prepare for standardized tests and classroom curriculum.

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inquirED

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inquirED is an innovative model with the mission of engaging students and empowering teachers through inquiry-based learning.

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