On Wednesday, the Penn State EdTech Network announced the winners of the EdTech Big Idea Contest.
Chartlytics, a State College startup, took home the $35,000 top prize. The company has developed a data-driven solution for tracking student progress.
Daren Coudriet, EdTech Network director and entrepreneur in residence, said whittling down from 42 applicants to the seven finalists was a difficult process.
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“Education is changing rapidly,” he said. “Technology I believe is going to serve as a major catalyst for that change.”
Bhutopia, a creativity-focused online course consultant, robotics-focused Choitek, behavioral insight app DevelapMe and Simulation Systems, a microsurgery simulation company, rounded out the finalists.