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101 Best Ontario Education Startups – The Future of Education

This article showcases our top picks for the best Ontario 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 Ontario Education Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Top Hat

Top Hat

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Top Hat’s interactive software helps college professors quickly activate classrooms by engaging students over their own devices.

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D2L

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D2L is an integrated learning platform, providing cloud learning solutions for educational institutes.

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HiMama

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HiMama is vertical SaaS with payments and content for child care and early childhood education and is a Certified B Corporation.

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ACTO

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ACTO is an Omnichannel Education platform for life sciences companies.

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Docebo

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Docebo is a cloud ‘e-learning as a service’ product that enables companies to deliver, track and certify online training to their staff.

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DarwinAI

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DarwinAI’s Generative Synthesis ‘AI building AI’ technology enables optimized and explainable deep learning.

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KnowledgeHook

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Knowledgehook is an Instructional Guidance System (IGS) that uses engaging assessments for students and math teachers.

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Uvaro

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Uvaro is a career success platform. We’re on a mission to help the world’s professionals lead more fulfilling careers.

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Disco

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Disco is a platform for creators to build and scale their learning empire easily in one place.

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PolicyMe

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Life insurance Made Easy

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University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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DigitalEd

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DigitalEd is a cloud-based software company that provides online education solutions for science, engineering, and mathematics courses.

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Prodigy Education

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Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning.

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ApplyBoard

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ApplyBoard is an online platform for study abroad.

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University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo is a public research university that operates colleges which offer undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Kira Talent

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The world’s only holistic admissions solution for higher education.

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QuadFi

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Invisible Credit Group (Millennial & Newcomers) Risk Rating & Lending

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Kivuto Solutions

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Kivuto Solutions is a software distribution company that is specialized in hosted electronic software delivery.

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Altus Assessments Inc.

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At Altus Assessments, we believe great professionals are more than book smart. We deliver personal characteristic assessments for schools.

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Edunation

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Edunation is a new age learning environment! helps students capitalize on teachable moments by giving them instant access to knowledge.

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Hatchways

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Hatchways is a platform focused on making career transitions easier. Focused on web developers.

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OneClass

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OneClass builds the largest library of educational content for university students.

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Peekapak

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Award-winning social-emotional learning platform and digital games

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Cliniconex

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Cliniconex believes that patient engagement is at the heart of a better healthcare system.

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Chalk

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Chalk helps K-12 schools to act on real-time academic insights from curriculum and instruction

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Captual

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Captual offers ePresence, a system that allows organizations to capture rich media presentations for live or on-demand webcasting.

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BATL (batlgrounds.com)

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The world’s original and largest urban axe throwing organization with with over 200,000 annual visitors and 325 employees.

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SharpestMinds

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SharpestMinds connects undiscovered data science and machine learning talent with professional mentors to help them land their first role.

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Venture For Canada

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Their mission is to provide opportunities for the best and brightest to create dynamic companies

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Halp

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Halp is affordable college and university admissions coaching that helps high school students reach their goals.

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Canada Learning Code

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Ladies Learning Code is a not-for-profit organization that aims to offer digital literacy for women and youth in Canada.

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Crowdmark

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Crowdmark is a grading & analytics platform powered by AI to streamline assessment, increase productivity & provide personalized learning.

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Brink Bionics

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Brink Bionics is developing bionic arms with machine learning that integrate with the human body.

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Eagle’s Flight

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World leader in experiential learning Delivers practical business impact through changed behavior

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YOURIKA

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Smarter and more connected learning.

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unilingo

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End to end voice translation platform for educational YouTube creators.

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Modern Campus

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Modern Campus is a SaaS-based student lifecycle management software designed to manage continuing education and non-degree programs.

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HITCH Tech Inc

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Educational video platform for African Schools

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Minute School

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Minute School helps students transition into and through higher education

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Little Robot Friends

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They are Cute, programmable robots for learning code + electronics.

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Prosper

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Prosper is the career coach in your pocket. Get advice for modern ambition.

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LightBot

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LightBot is a puzzle game based on coding that secretly teaches programming logic as kids play.

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Creation Crate

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Creation Crate is the developer of a subscription based educational tool created to promote and enhance STEM education.

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GOJI

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GOJI connects ESL students all over the world to native English-speaking tutors.

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Treasure Card

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The Educational Debit Card for Kids

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VRapeutic, Inc.

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A UNICEF Innovation Fund software house specializing in rehabilitation solutions with a focus on VR for neurodevelopmental challenges.

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nugget

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nugget is a recruiter company.

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MakerKids

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MakerKids runs camps, programs and parties for kids on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft.

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Educhain

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Educhain is a Techstars backed company that enables instant issuance and authentication of digital records for academic institutions.

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LumenEd

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LumenEd is an online tutoring and education company. We help tutoring companies calm the chaos and increase access to high quality learning.

D2L

Discovr Labs

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We’re bringing virtual reality to education.

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Nimbus Learning

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Nimbus is a personalized learning platform, which helps to connect with qualified tutors, Instructors and mentors

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Edusight

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Analytics and digital portfolio for K-12 education

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading provider of quality after-school program.

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Amplify Capital

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Amplify Capital investing in mission-driven, double-bottom-line disruptors in health, education and clean tech

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Nerdstudy

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Nerdstudy provides the highest quality of learning content for high school students across North America.

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Rayku

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Rayku is a marketplace of tutors that lets students get on-demand help over their live shared whiteboard.

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Hubbli

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Centralized communication and information hubs for K12 schools.

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Fit Factory Fitness

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Fit Factory is a personal training and boot camp fitness service in Toronto, Ontario.

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Audiobooks

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Audiobooks is a company that provides its customers with the audio versions of the several books.

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Singspiel

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Singspiel is an e-learning platform offering software to help the music education community.

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Intact Centre

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The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is an applied research centre with a national focus located within the University of Waterloo.

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Wipebook

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The Wipebook team was created on a late Tuesday evening in February, 2013, in an entrepreneurship course at that University of Ottawa.

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getapy

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Mentoring SaaS Marketplace Enterprise solution

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Flipd

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Flipd is the digital wellness company that’s reengineering healthy screen habits.

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CSA Group

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CSA Group is a not-for-profit standards organization which develops standards in 57 areas.

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Acadium

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Acadium is making education free and accessible to anyone, anywhere.

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License Academy

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We are a B2B knowledge management, professional certification, and IP assets provider.

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Homadorma

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Homadorma is the largest homestay network in Canada for international students

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Unlearn

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Unlearn is a company that enables human connection and understanding of a better quality of life.

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Nelson Education

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Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada’s leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.

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Skillit

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Skillit is an online marketplace connecting people in-person to learn skills.

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Metal Merger Corp

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Consolidate and Innovate Metal Distribution with 21st Century Technology

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Established Men

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Established Men connects ambitious and attractive young women with successful, generous men.

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Edsby

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Developer of an innovative digital learning and data software platform for K-12 school districts, states/provinces and countries.

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Raise Your Flag

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Connecting the 45% of students NOT going to college to meaningful careers & companies who will hire them.

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Institute for Quantum Computing

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The Institute for Quantum Computing is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo.

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The Nutraceutical Alliance

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Provides an interface between product development, product testing, animal and literature research, product registration.

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Voilà Learning

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Voilà Learning is a Tech-Ed organization that specializes in the language learning using Virtual Reality.

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CoursePeer

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CoursePeer provides cloud-based learning tools for varied environments, facilitating certification, training and performance assessments.

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The MasterCard Foundation

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The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization based in Toronto, Canada, with more than $7 billion in assets.

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The Knowledge Society

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Training “olympic level” CEOs, innovators, thought leaders, and researchers to solve important problems using exponential technologies

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Kritik

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Kritik is a peer-to-peer learning platform.

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Kreyonic

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Kreyonic is a developer of interactive toys to discover educational content by combining physical interactions with digital applications.

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EntreLaunch

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EntreLaunch is a global online pre-accelerator with a microfund platform focused on youth and social impact.

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Bitmaker Labs

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Bitmaker is a network of talented developers, designers, and entrepreneurs.

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WE Charity

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WE Charity are an international charity and educational partner.

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Class Messenger

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Class Messenger is a private messaging service designed to keep teachers, parents and students in sync.

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Lumeto

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Immersive Learning Company

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Off2Class

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Off2Class is the ESL teacher toolkit that saves time and drives equitable English Learner outcomes.

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BiblioCommons

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BiblioCommons’s vision is a global, digital, civic-space built around books and media. We partner with public libraries to make it happen.

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Chumbuggy.com

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An online book club for people 50+

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Tutorocean

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TutorOcean is a global marketplace where learners and tutors connect through its intuitive and integrated online classroom.

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Educredu

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The Passport For Your Professional Journey

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Destiny Solutions

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Destiny One offers customer lifecycle management software designed specifically for higher education providers.

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edsembli

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edsembli provides education solutions.

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PriveHealth

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PriveHealth is a gamified cybersecurity training platform for healthcare professionals.

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KTS Global

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KTS Global Incorporated is a front runner in mobile device management education.

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CTL Education Ltd.

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Global EdTech hosts from Canada focusing on Online High School Education, Universities and Colleges, Private and Public Educators

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Elegant eLearning

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Elegant E-Learning Inc. is a leading online education company that develops advanced solutions for modern-day practice testing.

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BreakStudy

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Personal cloud library for study materials

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