Recognition for “Creating New Opportunities in the Global Silicon Valley”
Redwood City, CA, July 8, 2015 – Globaloria is one of AlwaysOn’s Global 100 Companies to Watch. The award signifies Globaloria’s leadership, game-changing approaches and technologies that are disrupting existing markets and entrenched players. AlwaysOn’s Editorial team and industry experts from round the globe selected Globaloria based on a set of five criteria: Innovation, Market Potential, Commercialization, Stakeholder Value, and Media Buzz. Globaloria and the rest of the Global 100 will be honored at the 13th Annual Innovation Summit at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum on July 9, 2015.
“AlwaysOn lists best-of-breed private companies in consumer and business-to-business applications, and cloud and mobile infrastructure sectors, representing the fastest growing and most highly valued new companies on the planet,” explained AlwaysOn founder and chief editor, Tony Perkins. The Global 100 Companies to Watch awardees were selected from hundreds of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders.
Globaloria earned a place in the top 100 with its strong market fit, as it smartly leads America’s K-12 schools into a complete pathway and easy-to-use courses in STEM, computing, game design and coding. Year after year, principals and teachers select Globaloria because it engages students in computing innovation, industry-standard software programming and professional engineering practices. Aligned with state and national standards, Globaloria is uniquely-structured to encourage creativity, teamwork, and design thinking. Moreover, the company’s straight-forward, common sense approach means any teacher, even those with limited computing skills, can be trained on STEM-ing their core curriculum through blended learning. Globaloria allows teachers to prepare students for STEM college studies, digital citizenship, and careers in the global innovation economy.
“To be named one of the Top 100 Companies to Watch is a huge honor for our team,” said Dr. Idit Harel, Globaloria CEO and Founder. The company is the culmination of this world renowned EdTech expert’s award-winning books, MIT Media Lab research, and years of R&D funded by technology innovation leaders such as Google, Microsoft, AMD, Cisco, Knight Foundation, Adobe, and Frontier, among others.
Globaloria (www.Globaloria.com) provides districts and schools a complete and easy-to-use online platform with courses in STEM, computing, game design and coding for 4th to 12th grade. Globaloria courses are aligned with national standards (CCSS, NGSS, ISTE, CSTA) and state standards (TEKS, UCA A-G) and promote teaching industry-standard programming languages and engineering practices. The courses are structured to encourage creativity, teamwork, analytical conceptualization, and design thinking. Globaloria has researched and served over 17,000 students and 800 educators in fourteen states to date. The company is headquartered in NYC, with offices in Texas (Austin and Houston), and Silicon Valley at the GSV’s EdTech Innovation Lab.
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AlwaysOn (www.aonetwork.com) is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand. A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch winners can be found here.
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