This recognition demonstrates the long-term value and impact of our technology in education as a catalyst for critical thinking and deeper learning in the classroom and beyond.
Lake Oswego, Ore. (PRWEB) June 18, 2015
Ideaphora, the only provider of knowledge mapping technologies that integrate with digital education resources, has earned a place among other rising startups in the prestigious and in-demand Innovation Labs program from GSVlabs. The edtech startup, which has garnered early success partnering with companies such as BrainPOP®, will receive mentorship and the support of a community of innovative companies, business leaders and investors.
“We’re honored to be selected to participate in this valuable program from GSVlabs,” said Mark Oronzio, CEO and co-founder of Ideaphora. “This recognition demonstrates the long-term value and impact of our technology in education as a catalyst for critical thinking and deeper learning in the classroom and beyond.”
While digital education content grows exponentially, its value is limited by lack of interactivity and ability to help students develop lasting knowledge. Ideaphora is the first browser-based knowledge mapping tool that integrates with online content for students to develop higher order thinking skills and visual learning strategies, critical to college and career readiness. Ideaphora enables students to take notes and organize material, connect ideas, analyze information, and apply their knowledge – all in one screen. The technology is available through partnerships with content providers, and will offer a browser-based tool directly to teachers and students through a free beta this summer.
GSVlabs accelerates the stars of tomorrow—startups, people, and partners who value growth and innovation. Based out of its Silicon Valley campus and co-working space, Innovation Labs accelerate startups in the high-growth, high-impact industries of EdTech, Big Data, Mobile, and Sustainability. The EdTech Innovation Lab, led by former Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Nancy Lue, provides several key catalysts for startup success, including: learning sessions on industry trends, formal milestone check-ins and planning, ongoing trainings, and exclusive events. A community of experts provide coaching and mentoring to help startups navigate their path. In addition, there’s a formal Product Testing and Feedback Program that allows products and services to be tested in schools and educational institutions around the country and in Asia. Once a year, GSVlabs unites its ecosystem of transformative startups, global corporations, expert mentors, and growth investors at the Pioneer Summit.
Ideaphora is committed to shaping young minds by developing technologies that help students learn how to construct, retain and apply knowledge from the growing array of digital content. The company offers the first-of-its-kind learning environment that enables students to engage with and assimilate online content in a way that’s seamless, effective and personalized. Ideaphora supports schools and educators in extending the proven practice of knowledge mapping to the demands of today’s digitally driven world. Visit Ideaphora.com for more information or contact info(at)ideaphora(dot)com.