This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Education startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Education industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Education Startups
We specialize in developing educational apps with the aim of democratizing special education by making it more accessible and affordable. We mainly focus on autism games that support children on a broad area from daily life skills to academic skills like literacy and mathematics. Our apps have no disruptive features like ads and feature educational and fun content to keep children motivated. Otsimo Special Education and Otsimo Speech Therapy offer more than 100+ developmental games that are carefully designed and developed under the guidance of psychologists, teachers, and parents.
Kyt is an early-stage EdTech startup building a world-class online-first academy for extra-curricular courses, designed by the best instructors from around the world and offering individual and small group live classes for ages 5 to 15 years. They believe that interests and hobbies aren’t just extra – they are essential to all-round development.
Nurturing interests outside the world of academia equips children with essential life skills. Plus, access to reputable institutions and respected teachers paves the way for a life-long love for learning.
They want the children who sign up for classes to find something that interests them and wish to pursue whole-heartedly. Kyt is backed by Asia’s marquee venture capital and industry veterans, that have just embarked on this journey and are excited to change how a child learns..
Shikho is a Bangladeshi education technology company on a mission to revolutionise the way Bangladesh learns today and democratise access to a high quality education. Its core product is a mobile learning application designed specifically for the Bangladeshi national curriculum to serve a growing total addressable market of 35 million students.
“Shikho – The Learning App” is available on the Google Play Store.. .
LIDO is an ed-tech company that revolutionizes education through an immersive online platform for every child in India. With their exciting and fun live online classes for students, it builds cutting edge content like animated videos and interactive games, a personalized platform for homework, tests, challenges, and inspiring teachers.
It provides interactive content to keep the students engaged and a personalized platform to improve results. Lido was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India..
TradeUp provides alternative student financial aid while training for a new career. Instead of loans, it uses income share agreements which means pay nothing for the technical or vocational degrees until land a job.
Income Share Agreements, or ISAs, are a new form of student financing. ISAs don’t have an interest like traditional loans.
Instead, pay back an agreed-upon percentage of income for a fixed period of time. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
DebugsBunny is a platform to teach K12 students Coding. DebugsBunny will empower your kids to become problem solvers.
We will help them solve life problems through coding. The kids will be learning a coding curriculum specially designed for students by IIT, IIM alumni, and Creators of SWAYAM Satellite..
Winuall is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of E-learning, online quizzes, and tests, study material for competitive exams. Its services offer online notes, reference material, E-commerce and comprehensive quizzes and tests are few recently added services.
The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Karnataka, India.. .
The revolution in learning, the skills of tomorrow trained today. At Stellar Labs we have found a way to solve the skills gap in the tech sector.
A science based way, backed by research to achieve the best performance and return on investment. Learners are energised and engaged to quickly master high-demand technical skills and capabilities.
We focus on results-driven solutions to help the technical workforce thrive today and lead the change into tomorrow. The technology market is booming, but the industry faces a global talent shortage.
Stellar Labs provides the answer – and the competitive advantage.. .
StudyFree is a SaaS platform that connects students with international opportunities worldwide. We created a digital sales machine, democratized international education and we did it at scale.
The company makes the admission process much easier, helps students to save up to $100,000 on tuition fees, and allows flexible financing of education via scholarships, bank loans, or income-sharing agreements. StudyFree includes: – A platform with a structured description of international study programs in 34 countries; – A scoring algorithm that evaluates the applicant’s profile, provides recommendations on enhancing it, and matches the student with programs with the highest admission chances; – Assistance in preparing all necessary documents; – Access to the marketplace, including learning centers and financial partners; – Access to mentors who can help understand the local community, education process, and help to adapt to a new environment.
All these services/products are provided to customers through the automated admission platform with almost zero involvement of manual work.. .
Masai School is a 21st-century career focussed coding school. We are on a mission to find untapped or underutilized talent and to train them for the most in-demand jobs in the world.
Masai School is introducing a new model of higher education in which the school invests in the students, instead of the other way around.. .
ecadema is an interactive e-learning platform that connects trainees with professional certified trainers in various fields around the world through private video chat sessions. Trainers may give the sessions from anywhere, as long as they have their computer and a good internet connection.
All trainers need to be certified in the course or certificate they are training in. Trainers who don’t have a certificate are not accepted in the platform.
Users need a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, Google Chrome browser, and a reasonably strong internet connection. ecadema offers 4 types of user accounts: 1- Trainee: Learner; 2- Trainer: Instructor who is allowed to give one to one private sessions; 3- Mentor: Instructor who is able to give group sessions (workshops and courses) in addition to the one to one private sessions.; and 4- Corporate: a corporate account is administered by an appointed Account Manager by the corporate itself.
They can list down their employees, book workshops and courses for them and track their progress. https://youtu.be/NzoWoAsINpU Mobile apps are under development and shall be available in AppStore and Google Play by the end of 2020..
BitClass is a PAAS (Platform As A Service) solution for teachers to set up and manage their independent live classes. BitClass empowers anyone who wants to teach their skills to the world.
The startup helps them set up and grow their business online by providing them with all the tools. The platform is designed to allow teachers with no technical knowledge to set up live classes in just a few minutes and grow their personal brand..
Setcoin Group mission are support projects and companies by research, financing, technologies which are building and creating sustainable future and using new approach to resolve world challenges in next decades. Our responsibility as modern humanity is to keep and improve environment and our world for next generations in same and better statement as we got it from previous generations.
Due to new challenges which our population will faced till 2050 and 2100 years with 10 Billion people on the planet, global climate changes, clean water demand, political democratization, health issues, education & learning etc we need to find solutions to resolve it. In next decades technological progress will have significant impact on all sectors of human beings.
Our goal is to forward this inevitable positive changes and support it by financial, technology and political activity. We are building human centric global economy to provide existing and future needs in energy, infrastructure (infratech), smart cities, agrotech, healthcare (biotech), fintech, education and quantum (next generations) technologies.
Setcoin Group making the bridge for new convenient ways to interact with world for next generations.. .
Edly is an online marketplace connecting schools and accredited investors to fund income share agreements. ISAs are an innovative solution to the student debt problem.
Instead of borrowing to pay tuition, students pledge a fixed share of their future earnings but only if they have the ability to pay. It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Briarcliff Manor, New York..
Conduct online surveys and 1-on-1 video meetings with the world’s top experts on a pay-per-minute model. It aims to make critical knowledge accessible and affordable to everyone.
CleverX helps companies conduct B2B online surveys and schedule 1-on-1 video meetings with the world’s top subject matter and industry experts and pay them by the minute for real-world insights. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
ElevateU enables professors to rapidly create an interactive AI textbook that dynamically adapts to each students’ learning modalities. Publishing AI Textbooks and Digital Courses.
HigherEd Instruction Simplified with Dynamic and Adaptive E-Learning Platform and Sandbox. “Reducing student expenses while increasing professor earning potential”.
Doyobi enables educators to teach science and coding in a fun and interactive way. Its guided courses integrate videos, quizzes, and projects to make teaching easy.
Doyobi’s courses are used in programs supported by Google and the Singapore government, as well as by educators from different parts of the world. Doyobi aims to help kids grow into original thinkers and develop a sense of purpose.
Its programs are designed to nurture curiosity, creativity, and a growth mindset. Doyobi’s pedagogy is built on helping learners develop attitudes and mindsets they would need to thrive beyond 2030, build coding and science fundamentals aligned to K12 standards, learn to use planning and design thinking to create prototype solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)..
Everytale is a visionary company with the mission: to digitize the education industry and give people in every region of the world, regardless of their financial situation, language skills, or disadvantages, an opportunity to develop academically. Their product is an interactive platform that completely digitalizes learning while adding a possibility to spread the knowledge overseas through uploading prerecorded videos and broadcasting to 100,000+ people.
Due to Everytale’s speech-to-text solution and translation to any language based on artificial intelligence we fill missing gaps in the information flow between teachers and all possible learners, especially to include people from disabled and disadvantaged groups. Further, Everytale offers a row of tools like issuing questionnaires, exams, and chat boxes, which make the daily life of all students and teachers much easier.
Everytale is individually customizable for each user, as they can decide which content and tools are relevant for their customers. The easy to use platform offers tutors and organizations a convenient and secure solution..
Pay $0 upfront and land your dream marketing job. At OnDelta, we invest in our students and we help them make their dreams attainable.
Participants will only pay us back once they’re making over $40k/year. We believe that everyone should have access to opportunity, regardless of their background..
Prepaired is a platform for university students where they can easily get help from other students when stuck during exam preparation or revision. We connect students based on studies and experience, and motivate them to help one another with gamification and the opportunity to practise and share knowledge.
Once the connection is made, students can set up one-on-one video call study sessions with each other. With this innovative approach to learning, students can easily get help from their peers for free..
Pay Theory is a payments platform for Family Tech SaaS vendors to education, healthcare, childcare and children’s activities service providers. By creating simple, beautiful and impactful financial solutions, we ensure families are able to maintain access to their most important service providers while allowing SaaS vendors a unique avenue to a new revenue stream.
Pay Theory brings families and vital service providers together at the payment.. .
eWhiteboard educational services
eWhiteboard provides the best video lectures along with the best-animated examples to understand and remember the concepts for a long time through web-based and mobile applications. We deal with all the video lecturing content for IIT-JEE/NEET, GATE, and up to K12 classes under the CBSE board.
We also provide video lectures for teaching commercial computational softwares.. .
Go Culture International
Go Culture International is an educational platform providing training and certification in (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The company’s platform offers intensive programs through online content, live lectures, and discussions.
Go Culture International was founded in 2020 by Justin Velten and is based in Tyler, Texas.. .
FourthRev is working to bridge the digital skills gap by connecting leading companies and universities to enable the delivery of up-to-date, industry relevant programs, ranging from micro-credentials through to degree courses. We do this by co-creating content and curriculum with leading technology companies, such as AWS, Salesforce and Tableau, which is delivered to learners by our university partners, either as stand-alone courses or as part of existing offerings.
FourthRev then connects learners to employers in our partners ecosystems.. .
JobEasy is a Silicon Valley-based Edtech/Fintech startup establishing a new category of career development platforms. With a growth rate of 500% in 2020, our software-powered career development platform quickly adapts US labor to the new economy for a share of the future salary via Income Share Agreements (ISA).
JobEasy is the connecting bridge between people without tech or coding background and the U.S. tech industry.
We quickly train and apply our students for simple well-paid jobs like software testing, while helping them grow into more advanced roles. Our diverse customers have already secured jobs at companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Slack, Salesforce, Samsung, Peloton, Verizon, AT&T, Snap, and Facebook, to name a few..
Our software removes the needed expertise on how to design and implement effective training, so that anyone, expert or not, can create distance learning that is beautiful, memorable, and effective. We have no direct competitors, and we can capture every industry.
The training industry was worth $87B in 2019. The education industry was worth $142B in 2018.
Yet high quality, remote learning requires three (expensive) things: a subject matter expert, a training expert, and a solid and versatile platform. The majority of the corporations and education organizations in the world are missing at least one of these three.
This results in: boring and ineffective products, poor performance and results, inability to link training outcomes to business outcomes (e.g., ROI). We provide drag and drop templates, perfectly aligned and effective training & education, and anonymous user data collection.
Our software can be successfully marketed and applicable to every industry.. .
The world’s first educators-created-and-operated, most enhanced blockchain-based MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOC++), called PEDAGOG, The BLOCKCHAIN BASED HIGHLY ADVANCED LEARN ONLINE PLATFORM, with the use of our own native credit system. The platform considers principles of learning from COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, emphasizes academic honesty & integrity through its proof of study protocol, & provides optimized UX through self-executing smart contracts to enable learners to earn verified, Nationally Recognized and Internationally Accredited certifications.
Pedagog users can earn along with learning https://bit.ly/pedagogintro. .
Ziotag is an AI-powered video player that makes searching and navigating video content a seamless experience. You simply copy and paste the URL of any online video (or audio) and Ziotag will automatically generate transcripts, then create an Actionable Table of Contents (AToC) by understanding the context of the conversations in the video, while adding ‘deep tags’ to each segment in the AToC.
Now every word of your video is fully searchable with results showing up as a clickable timestamp to the moment of that search phrase. Every segment of your entire video library is now properly indexed and organized.
Viewers can search your video gallery or skim the AToC of specific videos to find the topics that are most relevant for them and stay engaged longer because they are consuming exactly what they’re interested in, and interacting with it. This is an absolute game-changer to get more views and engagement for video podcasters, event producers, online courses, learning and development professionals, content marketers, webinar hosts, and anyone else publishing or watching videos..
Hook Security Inc
Hook Security, a cybersecurity SaaS training company, is introducing a new and better way to train all organizations to recognize security threats. We are motivated by the simple vision that everyone, everywhere, will recognize and respond to manipulation by technology.
Our core productized services include phishing simulations, detailed reporting, API interfaces into cybersecurity stacks, and email client plugins that train users on counterfeit emails at the point of use. We are pioneering Psychological Security (#psysec) as the next evolution of Information Security (#infosec)..
EsportsLAB provides the most advanced and comprehensive esports performance analytic platform to date. We achieve this through the integration of many data sources: in-game behaviors, wearable devices, interface usage patterns, cognitive test performance, momentary ecological assessments, mental and physical health measurements.
We combine over five years of academic research in areas of cognitive science and artificial intelligence with knowledge of esports professional players, analysts, coaches, and managers.. .
Capslock is a revolutionary new school where adults can kick-start their new career in cyber security, in just 4 months. Instead of paying tuition up-front, Capslock learners pay tuition in monthly instalments once they land a high paying job.
Learn via live, instructor-led tuition and get workplace-ready with a curriculum built around real-life problems and hands-on skill development. In 2021, Capslock will be re-skilling 200 adults in cyber security, helping to bridge the UK’s urgent skills gap..
Startup Geeks is the online point of reference in Italy for those who want to launch a startup. Through a digital platform we provide the education, network, resources and mentorship needed to take the first steps in the entrepreneurial journey.
The online membership community counts >400 founders while the online incubation program “Startup Builder” has supported >50 startups in the first two batches.. .
Forward School is a revolutionary new technology and future skills school based in Penang, Malaysia developed to equip web and mobile developers with industry-ready skills required for the fast-moving tech sector. We provide a range of expert-led on-campus training in coding, data science, design, digital marketing, and more.
Forward School’s philosophy is driven by real-world learning experiences developed in tandem with our industry partners. Powered by our outstanding faculty and trailblazing technology practitioners, we offer world-class, cutting-edge education in a conducive learning, living and co-working space.
Our integrated co-learning, and co-living space is a first-of-its-kind in Malaysia with the intention of immersing highly motivated students and professionals in a tech-driven community space. After all, when you live, work and play together that’s when boundary-pushing collaborations happen!.
MeetMonk is a Video Conferencing Platform that offers Group Meetings, Webinars, and Learning Management System. It is a plug-in free platform that is completely browser-based, device-agnostic and lets users create their private video meetings and monetize them.
MeetMonk brings in corporate, university, and retail users all on a single platform to connect live with others. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Denver, Colorado..
At Quadby, we believe university life is about finding your peers. We started the company from just an idea sketched on a paper, now we’re the nation’s largest student community app used by 15K students across 29 universities.
But why did we even start? Let’s go back in time to day 0 of our university life. Do you still remember how it was? We knew nobody, finding the right peers was so tough, and we feel so lost.
We wish we knew who to talk to, we wish we knew where to belong at and where to go to. For some of us, we still remember how lonely it felt.
Fast forward till today, this issue persists among new university students. Existing apps and sites no longer appeal to Gen Z due to cluttering, noise and irrelevant audience.
Here’s when we enter the picture: Quadby is a student community app designed for peer-discovery and community management. We optimized Quadby for Gen Z by being the fastest and easiest college life navigation app, thanks to our founder’s deep insights of Gen Z.
Quadby introduces new ways to for students to navigate and adapt to college life with: i. Foyer: Real-time chat with students from your campus, ii.
VoxiKids transform speech therapy processes by moving them into the digital market. We’re bringing a SaaS platform to the e-health market, offering a selection of high-value materials designed by speech pathologists, as well as management tools that streamline the collaboration between parent and therapist, with the common goal of assisting the child’s recovery and integrating them into the pre-school and school environments.
Mission: VoxiKids digitalizes the speech therapy process in order to positively impact children with speech impairments and reduce recovery time, thus helping them better integrate into their social environment and school community. We can achieve this by bringing both parents and therapists together for the benefit of the child’s development.
The problem: The e-health market is now in full expansion, with opportunities arising at a global level. Traditional speech therapy requires a dedicated space, work materials, and a qualified speech pathologist.
But in a world caught in the fray of digitalization, where recent events have put even more pressure on us to digitalize as many processes as possible, we’ve also noticed a change in the way that speech therapy sessions can be carried out. Across the world, 34 million children are in need of access to speech therapy, and over half a million of them are in Romania.
The real problem is that speech therapy practices are few and far between. There are countries where a parent must wait up to 24 months to gain access to therapy.
The solution & its advantages: VoxiKids offers a complete multilingual platform for online speech therapy, which integrates specialized exercises created by speech pathologists, and the means to manage and track the progress of each child enrolled in therapy. Specially designed for language development therapies, it is thus helpful for speech pathologists, parents, and implicitly, children.
Astrid Education is an education technology company that combines state of the art technology developed for learning with a leading academic and pedagogical approach. Astrid was founded in 2020 and is backed by a renowned set of investors and advisors.
Our “magical schoolbook” is a complete learning platform for reading that brings students, teachers and parents together to make reading fun. An engaging personalised learning journey for the learner, supported by deep insights and recommendations made available to teachers and parents.
Astrid is a seamless remote learning solution, available anytime, anywhere, powered by AI. Astrid is located in Stockholm, Sweden and Oxford, UK..
Earnadois a platform where members help companies to grow and earn money by implementing a guided training course. In this way, students, job seekers, those who want to work freelancers or to do additional work anywhere in the world with Earnado implements what they learn.
Through its platform, Earnadois supports people’s education while supporting companies to complete their digital transformation and making them more competitive all around the world.. .
Family5 is a beautifully designed, personalized parenting app packed with evidence-based support, practical tools and forward looking advice. Our mission is to improve the quality of today’s busy family life.
Parents and caregivers of kids aged 1-12 years old use the mobile app and web platform to find inspiration for ways to connect with their children in a meaningful way, set goals for the whole family to create positive and healthy habits and find suggestions for how to handle common challenging family situations. When the journey gets too tough for parents to handle themselves, Family Five helps identify and book the right expert to help handle the situation.
Family Five is the practical parenting companion for young parents who don’t have time to read a dozen books and magazines or browse hundreds of blogs and social media groups to find what they need.. .
Kloud-12 is compatible with multiple devices and platforms giving teachers the freedom to view and share classroom lessons with ease. It is a web-based classroom recording software that lets teachers create video archives of their class lessons.
With their one-click share feature, teachers can distribute completed recordings to a multitude of audiences.. .
Usophy is an Online Library that gives students unlimited access over a catalogue of learning ebooks. Users subscribe by paying a recurring fixed fee.
The flat fee subscription model gives the end user the right to unlimited access to the contents offered by Usophy. The proposed study platform is usable through a web app accessible to the Usophy.comdomain.
Once access to the library has been made, the user can navigate within the titles present in ebook format. The reading of a text is executable by the user thanks to a reader integrated in the platform, which allows the navigation of the pages and makes available a series of useful study tools.
Usophy aims to get students reducing expenses and to quickly and easily access all the teaching materials necessary for their university degree.achievement. Usophy mission is to create an immense study experience, in which we empower students during their exam preparation..
An entrepreneurial-driven startup company envisioning a future where you can easily read and study through one of the most convenient platforms. Schools will be able to use our platform or incorporate out data into theirs.
Students can read, listen to, highlight their books, and talk to their teachers via live chat! Moreover, it is a vision that focuses on reinforcing the beauty of the Arabic language in the youth’s minds.. .
TutorDudes is an educational program committed to the distribution of any subject knowledge among students of all backgrounds included is our games and software technology. Our goal is to provide reasonable rates and outstanding quantitative tutoring to a variety of deserving students in order to prepare them for the next step in their educational and professional careers.
Any subject tutoring consists of 200 courses ranging from to K-12 and college students.. .
Scientific community is facing the exponential growth in academic literature. Researchers are publishing high quality research in journals and conferences, but most of the research papers goes uncited or undiscoverable.
Our mission is to make the research work easily understandable and save the time invested by researchers in reading the complete papers to understand the concept. They provide a platform to researchers (to present) and students (to watch) the research published in any journal or conference or even pre-published work in the video forms..