Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and Conference

Finalists

RSVP to Attend the Finals

A curated group of high-level judges selected 7 startups as Finalists for the 2019 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition. These founders have advanced from Round 2 and will compete at the EBPC Finals live in Philadelphia on October 7, 2019 for cash and other prizes.

The 2019 Finalists are:

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

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

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