Venture Directory

Apprentx

Apprentx's B12 application offers customized training and reinforcement programs designed to avoid the forgetting curve and get learners to apply their new knowledge. B12 leverages cognitive science, AI and advanced analytics to enhance memorization and develop skills while providing administrators with a view into employees’ level of confidence and performance.

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Jean-Philippe Bradette
Charles-Olivier Demers
Julie Castonguay

Betterbooks

Betterbooks helps you gamify your reading habit, improve your comprehension, and find the best books.

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Next 36, 2019

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Shawn Moss
Liam Herbst

Chalk.com

Chalk is a K-12 education software company that utilizes data to help schools. Chalk connects the curriculum, instruction, and assessment process and provides real-time insights for educators to improve academics. From small, independent schools to large, national school networks, Chalk is behind the academic strategies influencing millions of students.

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William Zhou

FutureFit

FutureFit Ai is the ‘GPS’ for work and education pathways – re-imagining the future of workforce transformation, career guidance, skilling, and layoffs for the age of AI.

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Terralynn Forsyth
Elvin Liu

Kaizena

Kaizena is creating the platform of choice for feedback on digital content, allowing educators to track and identify student abilities beyond final grades and test scores.

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Edward Sun (Next 36, 2012)
Maxwell Brodie (Next 36, 2012)

Kira Talent

Kira Talent is the world’s only holistic admissions solution designed for higher education. Kira transforms the admissions process by combining on-demand, timed video and timed written assessments with existing admissions requirements. Kira works with over 300 programs worldwide to build applicant-first assessments that identify and select their best-fit students.

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Next 36, 2012

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Edward Sun
Maxwell Brodie
Emilie Cushman
Konrad Listwan

MakerKids

MakerKids runs award-winning camps, programs and parties for kids on coding, robotics and Minecraft. They inspire kids to build confidence, social skills, resilience and a positive relationship with technology – and to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

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Jennifer Turliuk

Paladin AI

Paladin AI creates data-driven tools for optimizing training delivery at aviation centres. They work with flight simulator OEMs, airlines, and training centres to help accelerate training, while reducing costs.

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Mikhail Klassen

Penyo Pal

Penyo Pal creates amazing learning experiences by carefully adapting the latest advancements in pedagogy, cognitive science, and user-experience design. Their first series of language learning apps won multiple awards, a 5-star rating and resulted in over 10,000,000 hours of learning from students around the world.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2012

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Rafal Dittwald
Jane Wu
Jessica Fan
Ryan Wagner

Robot Playtime

Robot Playtime builds products that empower younger generation to create, and learn computer science and robotics through play. Pixel, their platform, makes learning the basics of programming, logic and robot building fun and easy.

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Next 36, 2017

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Alex Hong

Sesame.io

Sesame helps teachers and students tell the stories that report cards can't.

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Next 36, 2013

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Jarad Plato
Ian Tao
Nikita Tarakanov

The Knowledge Society

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a 10-month accelerator program for curious and ambitious teens. Through project-based learning and real-world skill building, TKS trains young people to solve the world's biggest problems using emerging technologies.

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Nadeem Nathoo (Next 36, 2011)

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