Genius SIS Presenting at Education Innovation Summit

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Genius SIS will showcase Student Information System designed specifically for e-learning at nation’s largest education innovation investor event

Genius SIS ( has been selected to present at the Education Innovation Summit hosted by Arizona State University and NeXt Advisors, which provides merger and advisory and private placement services for companies in the education sector. The Summit will take place April 5 – 7, 2011, at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

“Genius SIS has quickly become the leading Student Information System for virtual schools.” said Beny Lederman, Chief Architect. “Being invited to present at the Education Innovation Summit is the recognition of the impact we are having in the education arena, and we are very proud to have been selected. We look forward to presenting our industry-leading SIS at the Summit, as well as networking with the great companies, entrepreneurs, educators and investors that will be part of it”.

Eleven of the 55 companies that presented at the 2010 Education Innovation Summit have since gone on to receive a cumulative $110 million in significant investments, representing nearly half of the total investment in education innovation companies during that time span. Five companies were acquired or merged and 10 announced major partnerships.

Up to 450 invitation-only attendees are expected, including representatives from more than 85 of the world’s most innovative education companies and more than 50 investors.

Confirmed speakers for the 2011 Summit include: Joel Klein of NewsCorp, Chris Whittle of Avenues: The World School, Stacey Childress from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Susan Patrick of iNACOL, Julie Young of Florida Virtual School, Richard Barth of KIPP, Craig Barrett of Intel, Bob Grady State of New Jersey Investment Fund, Steve Arnold of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and Joel Rose of School of One.

About Genius SIS
Genius SIS is a software company located in Florida specializing in Student Information Systems for online learning. Dozens of online schools and state-wide programs use Genius SIS, both at the K-12 and the Higher-Ed level. Designed specifically for online and virtual schools, Genius offers a surprisingly simple and elegant interface. The integration with Learning Management Systems (LMS) automates the enrollment and grade reporting processes. Students and guardians can use a portal to track academic progress, request new courses, make payments and much more. Genius SIS also handles the admission and registration processes and supports open enrollment.

About the Education Innovation Network
The Education Innovation Network launched at Arizona State University last spring to connect needs – such as funding, research or product development – with expertise to more quickly bring new learning solutions to scale. The Network links companies working to improve education, ASU’s intellectual assets, educational K-20 systems in Greater Phoenix, and investors of all types – philanthropic, angel, venture capital and large-scale acquirers.

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