Start-Up Alley

Experience the Excitement

We're pleased to announce the selection of our 2017 Start-Up Alley and Start-Up Alley Graduates companies. These emerging edtech companies are leveraging technology in innovative ways to address key issues in higher education including access, student success, retention, and cost.

Make sure to engage with these 44 companies in the Start-Up Alley and Start-Up Alley Graduates space on the exhibit floor Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2. Interact with new technologies, share your product and service feedback, and identify potential solutions that meet the needs of your institution.

Also, don't miss the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition where ten Start-Up Alley companies will deliver pitches focused on their innovative solutions and business models in front of a diversified panel of judges.

2017 Participants

All participating companies are under five years old, have less than $1M in revenue, and employ under 50 employees.

Start-Up Alley Start-Up Alley Graduates

AccelerEd

Aeronomy

Alpha Computing

Cognomos

Cytilife

ecree

EdBooks

FireOak Strategies

GlyphEd

Honeyfire

Komprise

LogicHub

Mesh Intelligent Communications

MindAppster

Motimatic

OneOrigin

RoadAmico

Salty Cloud

Smarthink

Solutionpath

SpyCloud

SysCloud

TestWe

Ulyngo

Vocasee

VoiceVibes

Wisr

xpereal

AEFIS

Apporto

CampusESP

Cidi Labs

Cirrus Identity

ClearScholar

Collaaj

Constituo Software

DigiExam Solutions

InScribe

Notebowl

Proctorio

Software2

Strategic Planning Online

Yellowdig

zyBooks


Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition

Ten Start-Up Alley companies have been selected to compete in the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition during the Annual Conference. Each will deliver a seven-minute pitch presentation focused on their innovative solutions and business models in front of a panel of judges comprised of business thought leaders and entrepreneurs. Don't miss this dynamic emerging edtech pitch competition!

Sponsored by

Amazon Web Services

Gold Partner

Key Dates

Exhibit Hall Open for Start-Up Alley: November 1-2

Companies Present Pitches:
November 2

Winner Announced:
November 2

How Have Companies Benefited?

  • New customer acquisition

  • New pilot tests

  • New venture funding

  • Exclusive partnership deals

  • Acquisitions!

What's All the Hype?

"EDUCAUSE was a great experience for ilos. We met with hundreds of potential customers over a two-day period, secured two deals on-site, and even took first place in the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition. All in all, if you are in edtech looking to meet real customers or get feedback on your product, EDUCAUSE is the place to be. 

I've been to several higher ed conferences, but none of them come close to the scale EDUCAUSE has to offer."  
- Sean Higgins, Founder, ilos Videos

"This is a must event to participate in for any edtech start-up serious about being successful with higher education. While all start-ups need to conserve cash, EDUCAUSE is well worth the investment. You'll get tremendous exposure and leave with a large number of leads. CTOs/CIOs will come to Start-up Alley and engage you."  
- Tim O'Connor, CEO Exemplars, Inc.

"The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference was above and beyond anything I could have expected. We made an enormous gain in terms of lead generation, networking, and pitch experience by attending Start-Up Alley. We're definitely planning on attending again for these reasons."  
- Scott Hasbrouck, CEO, Ginkgotree