This article showcases our top picks for the best New Zealand based Education companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Education solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
What is EdTech?
Educational technology is the combined use of computer hardware, software, and educational theory and practice to facilitate learning. When referred to with its abbreviation, EdTech, it is often referring to the industry of companies that create educational technology. (Source)
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Top New Zealand Education Companies
Crimson Education was founded in Auckland, NZ to supercharge students’ ability to gain admission into the world’s most competitive universities. Since 2013, Crimson has helped students around the globe secure opportunities at leading U.S.
and U.K. institutions.
Now established in seven countries, more than 20,000 students work with 2,000+ tutors and mentors. The goal of Crimson Education is to offer a highly personalized experience aimed at maximizing students’ academic and holistic development.
Crimson Education specializes in candidacy for universities (at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and careers. Academic tutoring, leadership and extracurricular coaching, career mentoring, sports consulting, and university admissions consulting are all designed to ease students’ entrance to higher education..
Kami is on a mission to give teachers and students the power to change classroom learning and interaction so they can achieve more together. Kami is a web application that offers easy-to-use tools to millions needing a document and PDF solution.
With the increasing number of American K-12 schools going paperless, Kami enables them to collaborate on publisher-supplied PDF files and worksheets using their Chromebooks or other devices. Kami is also available in the Chrome Web Store and Google Apps Marketplace, attracting millions of installs and gaining high user ratings..
Kidbook, a creator and publisher of educational multimedia content for pre- and primary school age children. KidBook is working on two distinct services related to early years education.
Firstly, it produces and publishes its own interactive books that can be read using the project’s app. So far it has published 17 original books and the startup plans to release another 15 before the end of 2014..
ICE Angels is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-up and early stage companies. It typically invests in ventures that are in the product development phase.
The firm invests in software, media, internet, communication, biotechnology, life sciences, and medical devices sectors. For communication, biotechnology, life sciences, and medical devices; it seeks to invest in companies that are non-infrastructure dependent.
The firm invests in companies based in New Zealand. It seeks to invest in companies that have a pre-money valuation between NZ$0.5 million ($0.38 million) and NZ$3 million ($2.31 million).
The firm typically invests between NZ$100000 ($77,186 million) and NZ$1 million ($0.77 million) in companies that have a potential market greater than NZ$100 million ($77.18 million). It may co-invest in its transactions to invest up to NZ$250000 ($192,965).
The firm can invest in follow on financing rounds. It can act as a lead investor and prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies.
The firm seeks to exit its investments between five and twelve years. ICE Angels was founded in December 2003 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand..
At Enroller we’re on a mission to make it easy for international students to study internationally because we know that cultural intelligence is so important for our changing world. We do this by connecting schools to international students and education agents through our online enrolment platform.
Replacing an archaic and paper based admissions process, the platform saves our school customers more than three hours per enrolment, speeds up offer letter turnaround times for agents by 250% and increases the number of direct applications our customers receive by 200%. Creating a memorable application enrolment experience for agents and students is what we’re all about, ensuring our school customers become the study destination of choice..
Three whales of what we do Promote. At Kiwi Education, you gain awareness on the educational systems of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK, Singapore and the USA, both offline and online.
Our online resources, marketing channels and experienced customer care teams provide you with an array of information about work, study and life opportunities. Advise.
Study Compare marketplace helps to match students’ needs and pick optimal courses with the assistance of integrated AI. Feedback reviews and filters help to make the right choice.
Certified advisers guide on the selected pathway. Study Compare gives students the opportunity to interact with integrated AI to gain access to tailor made recommendations.
The right choice is made with the help of feedback reviews and filters, and certified advisers guide them through the process of picking the right pathway. Simplify.
The marketplace linked to the CRM system, which simplifies the enrollment process for students and education agents. The service automates the visa application and provides comprehensive advice on related questions, while onshore teams support arriving students and help with adaptation..
We started Go Vocab after struggling to learn a second language in High School. We knew there had to be a better way.
We set out to build a fun way for students to learn vocabulary, because rote learning sucks. Along the way we discovered that Language Teachers were also searching for a better way to teach vocabulary.
Then we realised that vocabulary isn’t the only painful part of learning a language, verb conjugations are just as bad!. .
Tumeke Enterprises Limited
Tumeke Enterprise Ltd was officially founded by Jay McLaren-Harris, however, this was off the momentum of a high school project under the Young Enterprise Scheme. Tumeke Clothing was operated by Jay McLaren-Harris, Jordan Taylor, Lachlan Poko, and Casey Clark, after a successful year in business, winning two National Excellence Awards, meeting with ministers and MP’s, being exposed to international markets and having the backing of influential Kiwis, Jay decided that after high school he would continue the business and soon realized that there was much more potential to make change than just focusing on clothing.
Fast forward, Tumeke Enterprise Ltd was registered and is now a limited liability company (LLB) and specializes in “Disruptive Leadership Development”. Since Tumeke Enterprise Ltd started, as an organization, we have achieved what many thought couldn’t be achieved.
From meeting with New Zealander of the Year 2014, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan, meeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to meeting and affecting the lives of over 3,000 young people from Kaitaia to Queenstown.
Tumeke Enterprise believes that the future of this country lays in the hands of young New Zealanders.. .
GoSkills helps you learn essential business skills to achieve your full potential. GoSkills.comis an online learning company that helps anyone learn business skills to reach their personal and professional goals.
With a GoSkills.comsubscription, members receive personalized courses consisting of bite-sized and interactive content. For businesses, GoSkills provides a flexible learning platform for training teams of any size.
Business can seamlessly manage, track, and assign in-house and third-party content. It is the chosen Learning Management System (LMS) for over 600 businesses, including Fortune 500 companies and SMEs..
Online software for early childhood teachers to create and share children’s e-portfolios & learning securly with family. Provides easy to use tools to early childhood teachers for analysis and planning, designed to improve early childhood development.
Children each get their own portfolios to record and share learning and stories privately with family. Parents can also sign up and then invite their child’s teachers so they never miss a moment in their child’s learning when that child is in childcare or at school..
ACT Safety Limited provides first class safety training New Zealand wide. We offer affordable and sustainable safety training courses, systems development and focused audits in a manageable and responsive manner.
ACT Safety Ltd is a Private Training Establishment accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to deliver unit standard training and assessment in Fire and Emergency (FRSITO), Health and Safety (NZITO), Engineering (Competenze) and the Extractive Industry (EXITO). Some of the courses are as follow: Job Safety Analysis / Job Hazard Analysis Courses Isolation & Lockout Courses Electrical Safety Courses Fire Extinguisher Courses Confined Space Courses and many more..
Visit our website for more information on our courses or Call (09) 270 9592.. .
Exceptional people. An exceptional learning community At ACG Education, we believe learning should be defined by the exceptional.
This has driven us to create an innovative, student-centered learning community that provides outstanding educational opportunities for people of all ages in New Zealand and internationally. Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated across the education spectrum.
We offer international curricula and qualifications in private schools for years 1-13, and specialist language courses and University Entrance qualifications for international students wishing to study at an English language university. Our vocational colleges are leaders in their respective fields, offering relevant career-focused skills and qualifications.
Today over 17,000 students and 1,300 staff come together in a growing number of preschools, schools and vocational colleges at 50 campuses across New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Wherever we are in the world, we’re committed to delivering a holistic education and a nurturing learning environment for students of every age and level.
Our goal is to help every one of our students unleash their potential so they can build bright futures.. .
SIMTICS is a digital education resource which allows students to start learning clinical skills right away then test their knowledge and competence. Over 120 skills modules available, across sonography, medical assisting, dental assisting, radiography, basic life support (BLS) and more.
It’s a powerful resource for any type of program, offering engaging activities, immediate feedback, flexible learning pathways, and individual progress tracking. Students can control their own pace so their learning is personal, self-directed and effective; and can take the time they need to achieve competence.
The power of the SIMTICS product comes from its unique integrated cognitive simulation (ICS) which is available in two modes: learn mode provides guidance and hints; and test mode for testing competence. As well as simulations for each skill, learners have access to descriptive text, a demonstration video, applied anatomy and quizzes.
With SIMTICS simulations available on their own devices, students can extend their learning anywhere, outside the classroom and beyond the lab. Instructors can view reports on individuals and across cohorts.
LMS integration is available.. .
NumberWorks’nWords was established in 1984 and is one of the world’s longest-running tuition providers. From New Zealand, the franchise operation has expanded to include Australia in 1989, the Philippines in 1997, England in 1999 and Singapore in 2013.
Today the NumberWorks’nWords worldwide business is owned and operated by Maurice Smith, Sarah Simons, Dr. Ralph Wesseling and Jan Gumbley.
The tuition model caters for 11 levels of the school curriculum and NumberWorks’nWords centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term. Our non-stop support systems ensure that every centre operates smoothly..
Network for Learning
The government created Network for Learning (N4L) to build a managed network specifically designed for New Zealand’s 2500+ schools and create an environment that encourages the uptake of digital learning in a seamless way. This managed network will ensure all schools have equitable access to safe, predictable and fast internet with uncapped data, as well as high quality teaching and learning resources.
Combining the managed network with Pond gives a powerful combination in which teaching and learning will no longer be constrained by affordability or physical location.. .
Aspire2 Group Ltd.
Aspire2 Group Limited comprises five New Zealand based private tertiary education and training groups including Aspire2 International, Cornerstone Education, Safety ‘n Action and Solomon Group. We provide education and vocational training to domestic, international and business to business students.
Our vision is to create future opportunities for our students by providing world class programmes. We pride ourselves on building environments to enable our staff and students to thrive.
Our overarching objective is to deliver the best possible employment outcomes for our students.. .
OceanBrowser Ltd provides software and services for online medical and executive education. Since 2004, it has worked with leading universities and organizations in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, focusing on understanding the needs of, and providing solutions for, the high-end distance education market.
OceanBrowserâ€:tm:s flagship web application, OB3 (and which recently has won the 2010 Otago Business Excellence Awards, Research and Innovation Prize) will revolutionise how online content is delivered in postgraduate education, with an entirely new way to create, manage, and interact with online documents. For a sneak preview, and to sign-up for the beta, go to http://oceanbrowser.comUpdate (May 2011) our new site is up! This now includes information on OB3, news feed, and a preview video.
Check it out – and we’d love to hear from you, sign-up on the site, or connect with us on: Facebook (http://on.fb.me/fUrn1U), Linked-in (http://linkd.in/eoeM6B), or Twitter â€œocnb3â€. .
Affilorama was founded in 2006 by prominent affiliate marketer, Mark Ling. Mark drew on his 8 years experience as an affiliate, product owner, and affiliate program manager to create Affilorama’s first step-by-step video lessons.
Since launch, Affilorama has grown to a membership of over 300,000 people worldwide, and now offers free introductory video lessons as well as a range of comprehensive training and tool packages.. .
We’re a networking platform that enables students to get experience working on digital projects hosted by education providers, businesses, charities & other students. This allows them to build up connections and gain experience in the fields they are interested in, with the ultimate goal of landing them their dream job.
Think of it as a proactive Linkedin for students where they can go to gain more experience & connections as well as continue to develop professionally.. .
StudySpy is a free tertiary course comparison tool and scholarship index. It helps students compare and contrast every tertiary pathway in Aotearoa, from university degrees to apprenticeships.
The website and app aggregates data from across 6 government bodies, providing information on course price, level, duration, course completion rate and employment outcomes, like how many graduates get a job and how much they earn. Before StudySpy, not only was this information fragmented, it was also largely out-of-date.
The platform offers education providers the opportunity to edit their courses for free and use the platform as a digital prospectus. StudySpy has updated over 3,000 courses and every month StudySpy receives over 40,000 searches from students and continuing to grow! StudySpy collects big data and offers tertiary providers a data and analytics package, called StudySpy Insights.
It’s the best way to measure student demand for tertiary courses in New Zealand and a way to communicate students needs to their providers. With these insights, providers can be more effective with their marketing, student recruitment teams and they can optimise their courses to better cater for their students..
Graduate Factory is a disruptive EdTech company that builds exciting and interactive innovations to help students turn into successful college graduates! We believe that it’s all about students and providing them with solutions to make the journey from high school to college a smooth transition. While bringing patented international award-winning technology to our tools, we integrate them tightly with the internet, mobile and social media to ensure to keep the ‘fun’ in the process.
Our company is based the lovely corner of the world called New Zealand and we are passionate about spreading our tools to the rest of the world. It’s a factory like no other, with a dynamic team of entrepreneurs and academics who bring a fresh new approach to the education sector..
The Centre for Vision and Leadership
The range of services offered by The Centre of Vision & Leadership (CVL) are targeted at helping corporate and community leaders bring about positive change, and deliver outcomes that can be sustained over long periods. CVL leadership training services are often equally as applicable to individuals as they are to organisations.
When CVL works with a team, they seek to build capability, ensure activity is focused on results, and ensure leaders are enlisting both hearts and minds in their strategy. When CVL works with individuals they seek to engineer experiences that build personal insights, create new skills and grow confidence.
The CVL range of services encompass four essential pathways: Shared Visioning, Authentic Leadership Development, Change in Leadership, and Partnering. The CVL engagement model starts with understanding – they seek to build an intimate understanding of client business contexts and relationship dynamics to ensure they can provide the best recommendations.
Once this understanding is developed CVL works collaboratively with clients to design the right solution. CVL is flexible and opportunities for iterations ensure that the solution is correct, and responsive to client business dynamics as it is implemented.
In addition to delivering on the required outcomes, CVL adds value through offering insights and ideas throughout the relationship. This makes CVL one of the best teachers of leadership courses NZ has to offer..
A Book Sprint is a collaborative process where a book is produced from the ground up in just 5 days. But even more important, this collaborative process captures the knowledge of a group of subject-matter experts in a manner that would be nearly impossible using traditional methods.
The result at the end of the Book Sprint is a high-quality finished book in digital and print-ready formats, ready for distribution. Book Sprints, Ltd, is a team of facilitators, book-production professionals, and illustrators specialized in Book Sprint facilitation and rapid book production.
Theirorganization developed the original methodology and has refined it since 2008 through the facilitation of more than 100 Book Sprints. Topics have ranged from corporate documentation to industry guides, government policies, technical documentation, white papers, academic research papers, and activist manuals..
This article was written by James Jackson from Boove. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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