Goshen, Indiana (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Haiku Learning has been recognized as one of the 2014 Indiana Companies to Watch.
In its fifth year, this program is presented by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), its Indiana Small Business Development Center, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The program is endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation and celebrates Indiana’s privately-held second-stage companies — established businesses that are past the start-up phase.
Goshen-based Haiku Learning and 26 other companies from around the state were honored on August 20 in Indianapolis.
From 2010 through 2013, these companies generated $379 million in revenue and added 622 employees (both in Indiana and out of state), reflecting a 120 percent increase in revenue and 96 percent increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into 40 percent annual revenue growth and 32 percent annual growth in employees.
Haiku Learning is a full suite of beautiful, cloud-based tools designed to get schools up and running with digital learning in minutes. Known for incredible usability and rapid adoption rates, Haiku Learning’s robust digital learning platform supports K-12 blended and online learning. Teachers use Haiku Learning’s content-centered approach to craft an online environment that best suits their instructional style. As schools grow their toolsets, Haiku Learning becomes an ever-more-invaluable hub for communication, student activity and engagement, traditional and standards-based grading, and collaboration.
Companies to Watch firms must employ between six and 150 full-time equivalent employees, have between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue or working capital in place, and demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage or other notable strengths.
About Haiku Learning
Haiku Learning is a digital learning platform developed specifically for the K-12 environment. Led by CEO Bryan Falcón and President Allen Angell, the company employs more than forty people. For more information visit http://www.haikulearning.com.
Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) oversees the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Indiana Small Business Ombudsman. The OSBE staff helps grow the Indiana economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and personal consultation. For more information on OSBE and to see how Indiana is “the state that works” for entrepreneurs visit http://www.osbe.in.gov.
About the ISBDC
As part of OSBE, the ten Indiana Small Business Development Centers (ISBDC) support the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and access to a network of resources. Funding for the regional ISBDCs comes from state universities, chambers of commerce, economic development offices, mayor offices, and banks. Statewide financial support is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College. Administratively, the ISBDC Lead Center is operated by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), an agency of the Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. To learn more about the ISBDC and to become a client visit http://isbdc.org.
About Indiana Companies to Watch
Indiana Companies to Watch is an awards program celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs presented by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, its Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors include Barnes & Thornburg; Katz, Sapper & Miller; Key Bank; and Ivy Tech Corporate College.