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Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

Semifinalists

*Advanced to Finalist

*AdaptiveX

Adaptivex unleashes the powers of adaptive testing to help improve student performance.
https://www.adaptivex.io/
Founders
: Shayla Stafford, Estefania Ortiz, Dr. Kshawna Askew

*Arludo

We create mobile apps and games that allow teachers to turn mobile devices into science equipment and students into scientists.
https://arludo.com/ 
Founder: Michael Kasumovic

BestFit, Inc.

We're the YouTube of college decision-making, using data and storytelling to empower students to identify their best fit colleges.
https://best-fit.app/ 
Founders: Asha Owens, Rebecca Kwee

Canduit

Canduit is a SaaS platform for company-sponsored project-based learning in higher education.
https://www.canduit.co/ 
Founders: Leah Davidson, Greg Lewin, Matthew LaVan

Chef Koochooloo

An AI-powered gamified application for kids that teaches them healthy cooking from around the world, while enhancing their skills in science.
https://chefkoochooloo.com/ 
Founders: Layla Sabourian, Antoine Tarwe, Delarai Tarwe

Class Composer

Class Composer is a subscription based software program that helps elementary school principals and teachers create equitable classes.
https://classcomposer.com/ 
Founders: Mike Cronley, Ed Khoukaz

*eCLOSE

eCLOSE provides biomedical research training to teachers and students through an inclusive and supportive citizen science approach.
https://ecloseinstitute.org/
Founders: Alana O'Reilly, Dara Ruiz-Whalen

*Edcelerant

Edcelerant creates modern coding curriculum, licenses courses to higher ed, and places qualified graduates in paid apprenticeships.
https://www.edcelerant.com/
Founders
: Brad Denenberg, Richard Binswanger, Brigitte Daniel

EdTechLive

EdTechLive's mission is to develop teacher competencies in classroom technology to improve student learning.
https://www.edtechlive.com
Founders: Nona Ullman, Phillip H Dunn, Liz Earley, Michael Sammartano

Floop Edu

Floop enables effective feedback to transform student learning. Our tools save teachers time and teach students to engage with feedback.
https://www.floopedu.com/
Founders: Melanie Kong, Christine Witcher

GAB-on!

GAB-on! harnesses parent engagement, cultivates students' social/emotional learning, and strengthens EF's through the power of conversation.
https://gab-on.com/
Founders: Sylvia Hall, Jarrid Hall

GiveThx

GiveThx is a research-based curriculum and app that nurtures positive behaviors and relationships using peer-to-peer gratitude.
https://www.givethx.org/
Founders: Michael Fauteux, Amara Humphry, Javier Pere

Huddle

Huddle enables teachers to build strong, positive, and long-term 1:1 relationships with their students.
https://www.letshuddle.com/ 
Founders: Sean Farrell, Kathleen Sheehy

Majorwise

Majorwise is a High School Career Service solution that helps schools find, manage and track their students' work-based learning experiences.
https://getmajorwise.com/
Founders: Max Robbins, Peter Silverman

ROYBI

ROYBI is an AI-powered, educational companion robot, currently targeting 3-7- year-old children focusing on language learning.
https://roybirobot.com/ 
Founders: Elnaz Sarraf, Ron Cheng

SayKid

SayKid combines voice technology (AI) and the form factor of a plush robot to help children learn in a safe, engaging, and personalized way.
https://saykid.com/
Founders: DeLonn Crosby, Scott Schanke

ScholarJet

ScholarJet partners with employers to create digital competitions, where low- income students compete to earn scholarships and get hired.
https://scholarjet.com/
Founders: Tuan Ho, Joseph Alim, Francisco Calderon

*Social Cipher

Social Cipher is a story-driven video game that gives children with autism a safe, fun, and accessible space to apply social skills.
https://socialciphergame.com/ 
Founders: Vanessa Gill, Amy Wu, Anastasia Ibrahim, Charlie Anderson

*StudyTree

People are at their best when they have high executive functioning. Our AI coach improves these skills in students and employees.
http://studytree.ai/
Founders: Leon Kim, Ethan Keiser

*The Read Read

The Read Read empowers visually impaired and blind children to independently learn and practice phonics and braille.
https://www.thereadread.com/
Founder: Alex Tavares