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These Are The Top 16 Vocational Education Startups to Follow in 2021

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Vocational Education startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Vocational 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:

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

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Top Vocational Education Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

TradeUp

TradeUp

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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..

Eskwelabs

Eskwelabs

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Eskwelabs inspires, equips and connects people to the future of work using outcome-oriented, blended learning education.

Capslock

Capslock

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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..

Be Academy

Be Academy

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EdTech – Online courses for new economy

Gladeo

Gladeo

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Gladeo is an LA-based startup building a more inclusive, equitable, and prepared workforce of the future. Gladeo.org is a virtual career navigation platform that features videos of diverse professionals and innovative, interactive career planning tools to help career starters find, plan, and navigate their own, personal career journeys.

Gladeo is a member of the 2019 Acumen CivicX Future of Work Accelerator supported by the PwC Charitable Foundation and Starbucks, the 2019 Fast Forward Tech Nonprofit Accelerator, and the 2019 Grid110 Residency program, a partnership with the LA Mayor’s Office and the LA Economic Workforce Development Department. Gladeo and its founders have received numerous honors and awards including Aspen Institute Festival Scholar, Ashoka/American Express Emerging Innovator, National League of Cities Local Hero Award, Social Venture Partner LA’s Social Innovation Fast Pitch Award, and The Gratitude Network Award..

Safeguard Scholar

Safeguard Scholar

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Reimagining cybersecurity training software.

CETMATRIX - Career and Education

CETMATRIX – Career and Education

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A new age education and talent development company providing process consulting, technological and pedagogical solutions in career management, education development, talent management and skill development. Conceptualized in the year 2009, CETMATRIX work towards making individuals, organizations, universities and institutions adopt the latest technological and business trends through bespoke consulting, technological implementation, conferences, workshops, CPDs, academic programs, international immersion, bootcamps and personalized career management solutions.

AT CETMATRIX, we consulted thousands of professionals and organizations on various aspects of career and education. Our consultants helped the professionals from Newyork, Melbourne, London, Chicago, Dubai, Berlin, Glasgow, Delhi, Paris, Cape Town, Mumbai, Manchester, Kuwait, Riyadh, Doha, Qatar, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Gaborone, Toronto, Hyderabad, Sanfransisco, Shanghai and Singapore..

Reach Lives

Reach Lives

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Reach Lives is an Indian non-profit organization helping marginalized communities access healthcare, nutrition and education.

Edqate

Edqate

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Edqate provides you, expert, advice on choosing the best learning platforms for your child. Expert Counsellors at Edqate will lead you to best online coaching for Class 1-12, IIT, JEE, NEET & UPSC.

Edqate + give you an opportunity to learn the world’s most important languages with hundreds of new techniques Edqate+ will give you a variety of workshops spread across various interests of children and from a variety of workshops that includes everything from Robotics to Abacus to Fashion and so much more!. .

Glish

Glish

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Glish provides modern English educational services through online courses and study abroad programs.

Ingenium Education

Ingenium Education

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A knowledge platform operating and investing in the learning sector. We build, manage and invest in the full spectrum of the Education & Edtech in Europe.

Through acquisitions, business development and operational excellence, we provide equity that makes a difference in the continuous development of Human Capital We partner with exceptional entrepreneurial teams; we require their commitment to invest into the business to further drive growth with our support. We also partner with innovative companies seeking to expand their learning capabilities.

HunarPro

HunarPro

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EdTech, Skilling, e-Commerce

Kabakoo Academies

Kabakoo Academies

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Kabakoo Academies is a mission-driven enterprise building a pan-African network of creative academies for sustainability-focused tech education. We catalyze the emergence of sustainable and inclusive innovation by merging high-tech and low-tech (local knowledge).

Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition toward desirable and sustainable futures by providing locally relevant and transformative learning experiences. Kabakoo has been recognized by the likes of the African Union, the UNESCO, and the World Economic Forum which has recently selected Kabakoo Academies as one of the 16 Schools of the Future around the world.

Kabakoo Academies are houses of wondering; places of hybridized learning, part school, part maker-space, part citizen-science lab. Our curriculum is designed for learners to acquire and develop advanced leapfrogging skills.

Our problem-based pedagogy and our focus on local relevance ensure real-world success for our learners. Either as employee or entrepreneur..

AlterEdu

AlterEdu

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The science that reveals human potential. The “Google maps” for the brain.

Allowing your organization to pursue cognitive diversity. Our proprietary cognitive test reveals deficits and surpluses of mental abilities within your organization.

With those insights and our database of knowledge flows; Leadership, HR, and even individuals …… skill/power/something cool With knowledge on where and what areas of productivity potential are still untapped and how to tap into them, there will be levels of productivity individuals, teams, or your whole organisation has never seen.

The revolution isn’t all digital, it’s mostly human. We can help optimize: – Assessment processes speed to save time – Assessment processes accuracy for reduced risk – Job Crafting effectiveness to increase employee throughput generating more turnover – Learning & Development processes to decrease time needed per cluster of employees and consequently also saving money.

Connect Central Oregon

Connect Central Oregon

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We are the Force Multiplier for Social Engagement; Connecting Technology, Community, and Companies in Central Oregon. We do this through producing and supporting events which build community and provide Service Learning opportunities for youth and adults.

We believe that a socially-engaged community is happier and healthier and that through mentoring and experiential learning, the next generation of leaders is career and community-ready. Our programs include: Ignite Bend BroadcasTeen High Desert Robotics Expositions (HDRex).

UniverPro

UniverPro

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vacational training in Ukraine and CIS region

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