This article showcases our top picks for the best United States based Edutainment companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Edutainment 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 United States Edutainment Companies
Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and built games, apps and more. Tynker’s mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in Computer Science, programming, and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world.
Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools. Tynker’s intuitive visual programming language enables kids to build web and mobile apps, design RPG and platformer games, control robots, program drones, and even modify Minecraft worlds..
codeSpark is a high-tech company engaged in creating educational software and games for young children. Its game mechanics appeal to a broad range of learning styles and are specifically designed to be inclusive.
Millions of kids in 201 countries have played codeSpark games. It is the developer of a learning platform known as codeSpark Academy with The Foos.
codeSpark Academy is a mix of structured challenges and creative play where kids are only limited by their imaginations. After mastering fundamental computer science concepts, kids put those ideas to work designing, coding and sharing their own video games.
CodeSpark was established on March 11, 2014, based in Pasadena, California.. .
WOWCube® System (CubiOs Inc.)
WOWCube® System is an innovative entertainment platform that looks like a 2×2 version of traditional cube puzzles. It’s a mixed reality device with a tangible interface that combines classical 3D twisty puzzles and video games where virtual gameplay is controlled by physically tilting, twisting, and shaking the device.
Patented technology, unique CubiOS operating system, and a single digital cube surface formed by screens turn the WOWCube® system into a cube you twist, tilt and shake for gaming, learning, and content. You may play many games, download new games from the application store via Bluetooth, and develop new games and applications.
We virtualized the Rubik’s Cube and it received the features that were not there before plus a score, a leaderboard, tracking the game progress. The main difference from the puzzle Cube is that you can run many different games, more than one, and not necessarily puzzles.
It’s not just for gaming. WOWCube® system is a standalone device; it connects to smartphones via Bluetooth.
When it’s not used it goes into screensaver mode when screens display different widget apps. You can use each of the 24 screens to show any information like photos from Instagram or the weather.
It can be linked to the Smart Home to monitor IoT devices.. .
Devar changes the space around children and adults with the help of augmented reality. We are about emotions, safety, and necessity.
Our goal is to change the life through helpful reality, which will make things around us more useful, more efficient and more convenient. We are building a window from the real world into the world of AR-content that meets the basic needs of the Man.
Devar for kids. Learn.
Safe AR-environment for the child. Education, development.
A network of AR characters, historical personalities, interesting people, idols who are friends, teachers, coaches, mentors, assistants of the child on the path of development and knowledge of the world. A person’s personality is formed by the environment.
Platzi is an effective online education platform that offers classes on marketing, learn coding, business, and design. It teaches courses on design, marketing, and programming with a 70% completion rate, to over 80,000 students worldwide.
All of their classes are live-streamed and recorded, with real-time collaboration among students and industry leaders as teachers. It aims to be the professional home for lifelong learning of advanced skills.
Platzi also helps students from all over the world to acquire new, in-demand skills and stay up-to-date with the tech industry. It uses video and interactive lessons to teach tangible skills rather than academic education, in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
The platform was founded in July 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.. .
Highbrow is an email based learning service that brings bite-sized courses straight to your inbox every morning. All our courses are 10 days long so that you don’t get bored, and they are broken down into 5-minute lessons to make sure you can read them with your morning coffee.
People already have a habit of checking their email multiple times a day, especially first thing in the morning. We’ve tried to use this habit to form another one—learn new things every day..
Monti Kids helps parents use Montessori educational play from birth to age three. It empowers parents with educational wooden toys and simple online guidance based on the world’s leading early childhood curriculum: the Montessori method.
The program is a subscription beginning at birth, with customers advancing to a new stage every three months. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Orinda, California..
Play Works Studio
Play Works Studio develops science-based games for girls and boys. Its mission is to encourage children, especially girls, to discover a passion for science and technology while having fun.
Play Works Studio was founded on May 7, 2013, and is based in Seattle, Washington, United States.. .
We sell approachable, project-based DIY kits in the fields of science, engineering and beyond for those interested in building. We are successfully managing a multi-channel direct to consumer ecommerce platform.
Additionally, we produce custom kits directly for business seeking unique efforts to reach customers on both a physical and emotional level. We have developed kits for global businesses such as Arrow Electronics and Pinterest.
We are currently working to increase both direct to consumer and direct to business kitting efforts as well as an expanded focus on our ” Build and Beer” events.. .
ImaginationSpring offers children and adults brands and solutions that promote imagination and creativity. ImaginationSpring employs “Responsible Technology” as a foundational pillar.
This means that the technology outcomes must be a “net positive” as a contributor to humanity’s creativity and imagination abilities. ImaginationSpring is dedicated to creating products that stimulate imaginations and instill creative confidence in everyone no matter what the core function of the product is.
Through its brands ImaginDAN and ImaginWOW, ImaginationSpring delivers fun, creative and imagination sparking solutions that are effective and fun.. .
INDE is the leading provider of screen-based Augmented Reality products and solutions and one of the leading developers of MobileAR and WebAR experiences worldwide. We have launched augmented reality systems in over 50 countries for partners and clients here in the U.S.
and across the globe, including VISA, Coca-Cola, Adidas, WWF, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, American Express, Warner Bros., Guinness World Records, GE, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC Worldwide. Our next-generation digital platforms utilise the latest in Augmented Reality, Motion Capture, and Computer Vision technology built into tailor-made products, including mobile, web-based, kiosk-size (HeroMirror), and big-screen AR experiences (BroadcastAR)..
Come explore the wonderous world with everybody’s best friend, Blippi. How does a recycling truck work? What does a baker do? What is the best playground around? There are so many exciting things to explore and learn.
Feed your kids’ curiosity while they learn about vehicles, animals, the natural world and so much more. Blippi helps children‘s understanding of the world and encourages vocabulary development.
Blippi loves visiting exciting places such as children’s museums and the zoo! He loves singing, dancing, playing and exploring. His contagious curiosity engages young viewers in learning adventures that help them both grow and develop..
Recitate is a subscription-based EdTech startup that bridges the gap between classroom learning and private tutoring and satisfies the needs of high school students who struggle with classroom content but do not need or can’t access/afford traditional private tutoring. Recognizing the importance of both strength of content AND strength of delivery, Recitate delivers libraries of highly entertaining and engaging digital content tailored specifically to a student’s class curriculum and syllabus.
Students access short videos unlocked in step with their class schedules that reinforce macro concepts while doing so on a micro-scale specific to their classes.. .
Vida Health Communications
Vida Health Communications is a media-based health education platform that provides tips and tricks to have a healthy and successful life. It develops and deploys whatever media technologies and approaches that work best to solve challenging public health problems.
With a particular focus on women’s and children’s health, Vida makes the latest research, clinical practices, and health advice understandable to audiences of clinicians in diverse specialties and consumers across a wide array of cultures and communities. It produces media-based health education and intervention programs.
Vida Health admins control all of the site content (videos, images, text, product descriptions, prices) through a web-based control panel. It is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusettes..
College Magazine is a lifestyle and advice publication for students. Articles cover academics, fashion, nightlife, entertainment, sex, sports, and more.
Each issue includes upcoming local events and profiles real students who are succeeding in unusual ways. With all content envisioned and written by students themselves, College Magazine provides an insider view on everything from how to get ahead in college to how to throw the ultimate themed party.
Currently, the magazine has three editions that include DC, College Park, and Baltimore. It is distributed monthly on 9 college campuses within these areas, in all the hot spots..
*#1 in iTunes *Viewed in 224 Countries *Millions of streams/downloads StoryCub, Inc. – Video Picture Books™ feature real, on-screen talent.
Our content engages and connects with today’s digital kids. Distribution is via partnerships, apps, retail products, and the StoryCub website.
StoryCub is utilized by both consumers and educators.. .
Taken Charge® is a fun and engaging technology education game platform that teaches and assesses mastery of globally recognized technology standards. It can be played anytime and anywhere.
Galvanize Labs is a hybrid entertainment game studio and education company. They develop browser-based products that utilize game-based learning to teach 21st-century skills to the K-12 market.
The company’s flagship video game series, Taken Charge, is a one-of-a-kind experience designed for a diverse user population. Taken Charge uniquely incorporates entertainment industry gameplay with computer science curriculum.
Galvanize Labs is devoted to building a best in class game-based youth education platform. They offer quality gameplay that is highly accessible.
Their game design is unique in that it is comparable to a Disney Animation caliber graphics experience while also being non-intimidating to novice users.. .
7 Senses Labs
7 Senses Labs’ A7 solution gives the child an immersive experience online of running through challenges (e.g., subway surfer or temple run) and solving problems. Offline the child can feel their learning come alive in a tangible manner through the social learning robot they are developing with integrated Augmented Reality.
Touch and feel the objects you are learning with and solve problems.. .
Sit-Ins is an application company that enables students to train with professionals on Mac, PC, and iPad devices. Students can increase their desire to play more, gain confidence, and have private lessons with experts.
SitIns is based in Durango, Colorado.. .
4Schoolers is a network of parents, professionals, and students who share the goal of creating a warm and empowering environment of care. They help children reach for the stars by providing a network of safe rides, homework help, advanced classes, and backup babysitting.
They are a Boston-based company founded by two women, Irina Jitomirskaia and Sophia Vaulina, who are mothers and teachers with educational backgrounds in child and pedagogical psychology, finance and law. They were finding it difficult to balance work and family life and They started to notice that other colleagues and friends were facing the same challenges.
That’s why They created 4Schoolers.. .
Sunshine Starts offers early childhood education that ensures high-quality education in a safe and secure learning environment. The company believes in a play-based lesson fostering a life-long love of education, it structure programs to cultivate a fascination with learning while encouraging critical and creative thinking, independence and discovery.
Every classroom is designed to integrate the curriculum into each age-appropriate lesson, preparing your child for success in grade school and beyond. Backed by more than a half-century of combined educational experience and education, their staff understands the unique challenges of each age group, therefore, they place specialized experts with each age group.
Offering day care and early learning opportunities to children ranging from six weeks old to five years of age, they strive to be your child’s home away from home. Driven by a commitment to gentle, compassionate care for all children, they are dedicated to helping your child discover the fun of learning..
WOW Explorations is dedicated to designing and developing innovative recreation experiences for kids and families, inspiring them with the wonder of the world through physical play, hands-on creating and active multi-sensory experiences. WOWtopia, WOW Explorations’ first attraction, is a hands-on, grab-on global festival for kids and families that will tour from city to city.
WOWtopia will combine the physicality of an Adventure Park with the hands-on interactivity of a Maker Experience and the awe of an authentic Cultural Festival, bringing to life the people, places and cultures of their extraordinary world in a festival atmosphere.. .
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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