Education Innovation Summit: Arizona State’s Inaugural SkySong Innovation Hub

Last month, our CEO Michael Staton jumped on a plane to Arizona State University to speak on a panel at their Inaugural SkySong Education Innovation Summit.  The Summit was the strongest assembly of innovators and investors in Education he’s ever encountered. “Everyone at the summit has been partaking in the reformulation of education in America and across the world,” says Staton.  Even better than the SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum.

Inigral CEO Michael Staton with Zinch CEO Anne Dwane

Inigral CEO Michael Staton with Zinch CEO Anne Dwane. Other panelists include Kaltura CEO Ron Yekutiel, rSmart Chairman John Robinson, former Blackboard CEO Matthew Pittinsky

The most innovative companies in education were invited, including cutting-edge startups such as Altius, Grockit, Knewton, 2Tor, Zinch, Inetoo, and GoingOn.    Each startup gave pitches on their services/products, the problem(s) they are solving, and how their firms are changing the higher education scene with innovation.  Inigral placed 4th overall.

For some more info on what went down at SkySong, check out these posts:

Adaptive, Social Tutoring Systems: Knewton vs. Grockit

Global Education:  A New Frontier

You can also see a video of Staton’s panel below.

Open Campus from Education Innovation on Vimeo.