Standouts in the Edtech Ecosystem

Recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be.



The edtech ecosystem is now more than 15,000 companies strong, with hundreds of thousands of educators globally using technology to enhance, improve, and transform their everyday work.

The EdTech Awards program was established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology.

More than US $50 Billion has been invested worldwide across the global edtech landscape in just the last several years.

Standing out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd and being recognized and celebrated for hard work is invaluable, and precisely what honorees of The EdTech Awards receive and have achieved.

In good company

Past winners include Blackboard, ClassLink, Coursera, Discovery Education, DreamBox Learning, Edmodo, Edthena, Flipgrid, Freshgrade, Promethean, Scholastic, Schoology, SMART Technologies, Smithsonian Learning Lab, and zSpace, among many others.

A unique approach

The EdTech Awards are unique in that we are very inclusive: small startups can compete alongside much larger companies. And unsung heroes are recognized alongside other leaders and visionaries.  

In other words: we look for promising people and ideas before they become well known.

And we also recognize established, proven success stories.

Now it’s your turn

Over the years, we have recognized hundreds of leaders in technology as well as innovative educators. Global audience exposure, validation, new business and professional relationships, a revitalization of purpose—these are a few of the reasons to enter.

These reasons and more are what you’ll hear from the finalists and winners themselves, including a few right here: 

“It’s an incredible honor to work on a product that amplifies students’ voices around the globe,” shares Dr. Charlie Miller, co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Flipgrid. “To see our work and the work of our teachers and students recognized by the premier education technology publication EdTech Digest is simply humbling. We are longtime fans of the Cool Tool Awards, so this is beyond exciting for our team. Thanks to our inspiring teachers, students, and the entire EdTech Digest team.” 

“As a new startup, it was an honor to be included in The EdTech Awards alongside leading educational companies that have been around for much longer than us,” says Melissa Davis, Co-Founder and CEO of GoEnnounce. “Immediately after GoEnnounce was recognized as a Cool Tool finalist for Communication Solution, Student Academic Tracking Solution, and Social Networking Solution, we were targeted by VC investors around the country congratulating us and wanting to know more about the company. The awards also assist in providing districts and educators with instant credibility about our platform as we approach them with our new digital citizenship curriculum.”

“Having Bloomz recognized as a finalist in four award categories and taking home ‘Best New Product or Service’ is a great honor for our entire team,” says Chaks Appalabattula, founder and CEO of Bloomz. “We are proud to be ranked among so many outstanding leaders in education. This award gives us strong validation that we are providing schools and communities an easy-to-use communication solution that works.” 

“The EdTech Awards annually celebrates the people and services that are truly transforming teaching and learning,” says Stephen Wakefield, Vice President of Public Affairs at Discovery Education. “Recognition by The EdTech Awards’ esteemed panel of judges is a clear indication of your organization’s impact on supporting the success of all learners.” 

Hundreds more finalists and winners have benefitted over the past near-decade of The EdTech Awards recognition program.

Whether you are returning or new to the program—stand out of from the crowd and be recognized for your work in education.

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 11:59 pm US Pacific time is the Regular Entry rate deadline.



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