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EdTech Demo Night: 5 Innovative Startups Disrupting Education
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EdTech Demo Night:  5 Innovative Startups Disrupting Education

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: The Conference Center
130 East 59th Street
Room 653
New York, New York  10022
United States
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EdTech Demo Night:  5 Innovative Startups Disrupting Education


On Tuesday, September 26, we'll be diving into an exciting area of technology: edtech. Join a distinguished panel of speakers that are disrupting various parts of massive education market, including early childhood, K-12, higher education and corporate.


Cognotion: CEO and Co-Founder, Jo Schneier
Cognotion builds training and assessment tools for low wage, highly regulated, high liability industries with a focus on healthcare. The mission is to align the goals of healthcare organizations to improve health outcomes of their patients by increasing the quality of care provided by allied health professionals.

Knewton (co-presenters)Chief Product Officer, Jason Jordan
Head of North American Higher Education Marketing, Brigeth Rivera

Knewton is the world's leading adaptive learning technology provider with the mission of bringing personalized education to the world. Teachers, schools, and education companies around the world use Knewton to power digital course materials that dynamically  adapt to each student’s unique needs. Knewton provides students with tailored recommendations for exactly what to study, teachers with analytics to better support each student, and publishers with content insights to develop more effective digital products. Knewton has raised more than $157M.

Newsela: Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Dan Cogan-Drew
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject. It starts with dynamic, game-changing content from premier sources covering topics students care about. Every article comes in 5 reading levels, tailored to the skill level of each reader. Assessments are integrated directly into articles to help students engage with the content and to give teachers and principals actionable insights on students’ activity and progress that can be used to improve learning outcomes. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners. Newsela has raised more than $22M.

Speakaboos: CEO, Neal Shenoy
Speakaboos is an award-winning subscription service that is changing the way children read globally. The company has partnered with leading publishers to deliver interactive educational storybooks to consumers across web, mobile and tablet platforms globally. Speakaboos is a library of over 200 interactive stories and songs designed to make reading your child's favorite activity and is now the #1 reading app for kids 2-6. Speakaboos has raised more than $25M.

Studytree: CEO, Ethan Keiser
StudyTree integrates academic support services of higher education institutions with artificial intelligence to provide students with a mobile academic assistant. The mission is to improve student retention rates. StudyTree's vertical SaaS solutions bring A.I. driven social learning to a $43.27 billion higher education technology market.

Date: Tuesday September 26th
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Location: The Conference Center, 130 East 59th Street, room 653, NY, NY 10022
Tickets:  CBSACNY Members $30; Non-members $40 

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Special thanks to Waseem Alam, CBS '15 and Tatiana Sorokina, CBS '12 for organizing this event.

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