Oslo+Austin Edtech Mixer
Discover the best in edtech from Oslo to Austin at SXSWedu! Oslo Edtech Cluster and Austin’s EdTech Action, with partners, are teaming up for a fun event at Capital Factory. We want you to join us as we showcase some of the best edtech companies and products, meet interesting people, and enjoy food and drinks, of course.
Where: Capital Factory, Austin Texas
When: Wednesday 9 March 2016, 5-7pm
The event is kindly sponsored by the Norwegian Consulate General in Houston, Texas. Other partners include the Capital Factory and IKT-Norge.
Norwegian edtech is growing fast and is enjoying a good reputation internationally. In just a few years the industry counts for more than 60 companies with edtech at its core, with well over 100 million users worldwide.
Six edtech companies from Norway are in Austin to check out the US market and meet potential partners during SXSW Edu and Interactive.
Clarify is a service providing over 700 digital dictionaries, with a very user friendly interface and content solely from trusted publishers such as Merriam-Webster and Collins. It works with all devices, and research has shown that it has a significant positive effect on the students’ grades in language classes.
Creaza is a learning tool enabling learners to work with different subjects and topics by creating mind maps, presentations, comic strips, cartoons, movies and audio productions. Creaza’s tools come with a wide variety of built-in content, such as hundreds of video clips, audio clips, backgrounds, characters and props. Creaza also contains ready-made exercises, which students and teachers can easily assign, solve, hand in and assess.
Ediphy is the “facebook of learning” – a social medium created by high school students, that connects students and teachers in subject-groups across schools, cities and nations.
Kahoot! makes it easy to create, play and share fun learning games in minutes – for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Used by millions each day in over 180 countries, Kahoot!’s free game-based platform offers more social, meaningful and powerful pedagogical experience. Kahoot! has offices in Oslo, Austin and London.
Kikora is a next-generation learning tool for mathematics instruction. Kikora enables students to learn and teachers to teach math more efficiently. No installation is required; the tool is loaded directly in the browser.
WeWantToKnow, the company behind DragonBox, seeks to deliver a new generation of learning games, paving the way for a new, digital pedagogy. Our mission is two-fold: deliver efficient and user-friendly learning games to as many people as possible, while covering the largest possible curriculum.
EdTechAction is a broker of education innovation. We are an edtech incubator, consultation firm, and community organization. We work with startups, schools, districts, community groups, researchers, and other social innovators to bring real transformation to education. From ideation to acceleration, we understand the business of education innovation!
PenPal Schools connects students from over 100 countries to learn together. Our free world-class learning resource combines high-quality courses with interactive technology to make global exchanges fun and easy! Visit our website to learn more and preview one of our free courses.
ScribeSense automatically grades paper-based assessments with 99% accuracy. Teachers scan and upload their own tests and quizzes using a standard school scanner, and our visual analytics enables data-driven decision making for teachers and principals, saving time and ensuring accuracy. Students get fast personalized feedback and parents can view an online portfolio and learning recommendations for their kids 24/7.
SchooLinks is an effortless and guided education planning platform and it provides targeted marketing and simplified recruiting solutions for the schools.
Globaloria is a K-12 blended-learning platform that teaches coding and STEAM skills through the design, creation, and publication of educational video games using professional programming languages and industry-standard practices and tools.
3 Day Startup
3 Day Startup teaches entrepreneurial skills to students in an extreme hands-on environment. Students progress through a series of modules in a learning-by-doing environment that include ideation, team formation, customer discovery, rapid prototyping, and pitch workshops.