Edtech Startups in Chicago
List of Edtech startups in Chicago
We believe 1-1 instruction is the most powerful way to unlock “I get it” moments—when eyes light up and confidence is born. With an extensive selection of tutors listed, Wyzant helps more students, in more places, than anyone else. We work hard to make personalized learning accessible and affordable, and we're looking for great minds to join us.
Edtech • Enterprise Web
BenchPrep helps the world's leading education, training, and assessment companies build and deliver best-in-class online learning programs. Customers include ACT, Becker Professional Education, AAMC, CFA Institute, CompTIA, ProLiteracy, HR Certification Institute, Hobsons, McGraw Hill Education, OnCourse Learning, and GMAC.
Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective by replacing yesterday’s pricey print publications with today’s more dynamic and far less expensive digital content.
Edtech • Software
Our mission is to re-imagine student learning for all students so it’s student centered; enabling students to succeed in school and life. We founded eSpark Learning to bring differentiated learning to students in public schools. We support the delivery of tailored instruction through two products: eSpark (iPad) and Frontier (web).
Edtech • Kids + Family
ThinkCERCA is on a mission to set every student up for real-world success. The ability to synthesize information and communicate ideas effectively is key to college and career readiness. We help educators teach these critical thinking skills through argumentative writing across subjects. See our results: http://ThinkCERCA.com/results
We are optimizing learning for the individual by focusing on a child’s emotional intelligence through technology that increases all levels of learning.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Consumer Web • Edtech
Cappex is an online platform dedicated to connecting students and colleges. Since our founding in 2006, we’ve helped over 8 million students achieve their college dreams and more than 1,000 higher education clients with recruiting and enrollment business solutions. Every year, more than 1.2 million high school students register for Cappex. We offer...
Edtech • Events
A technical cyber security services firm dedicated to improving your security posture where you are most vulnerable. Evolve Security is focused on working alongside and educating your current security, DevOps and IT staff on how to assess, test and resolve your security vulnerabilities throughout the full security lifecycle.
Edtech • Healthtech
AMOpportunities is on-demand clinical training for healthcare trainees. We are a startup of 18 employees located in River North. Our innovative services allow trainees to confidently search, apply, and attend the experience they need. Such experiences are used for school, medical licensing, and medical residency requirements.
Virgil Holdings Inc.
Edtech • HR Tech
Virgil designs and delivers transformational human capital solutions that give individuals and organizations the insight needed to make better employment decisions. Virgil operates Hcareers (the leading talent recruitment brand and platform in the hospitality industry) and Virgil Careers (a career assessment and navigation platform).
Edtech • Events
Pearachute is a new way to help your child discover and explore activities that best fit your family’s schedule. From ballet to baseball, Pearachute gives you flexibility and variety — all in one monthly membership.
Packback Questions are online learning communities that help professors encourage, grade, and tie hard metrics around curiosity in their students, all while giving students a safe place to be fearlessly relentlessly curious about what they're learning in class.
Edtech • Software
Otus brings the entire school community together on a common technology platform reducing the number of disconnected solutions educators use while providing actionable insight to school leaders.
Edtech • Social Impact
Edovo is a social impact company that provides fair and honest communication services, educational and vocational programming, and re-entry preparation for justice-involved people and their loved ones. Our mission is to help everyone connected to incarceration build better lives.
Admissionado is a mentorship and admissions consulting company founded by two Brown University grads, and is one of the fastest growing firms in its space. We’ve grown from a 2-man show in 2007, to a team of over 100 people with offices in the US and China.
Edtech • Marketing Tech
HowToFund (HTF), previously known as HowDoWe, is a SaaS company that helps schools and nonprofits maximize their fundraising efforts. We build free donation pages that match the look of the organization's website, helping them to raise money for their fundraisers, track incoming donations, automatically send receipts and thank you's, and much more.
Partners with Nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Sage Corps is a global entrepreneurship program that sends top college students to study intern abroad with startups for a summer or semester. In addition to the work experience, Fellows also attend weekly events, and after returning home, connect with the Sage Network -- business leaders and program alums who provide career mentorship and advice.