Edsby co-founder John Myers was interviewed today about the tech startup fundraising process by Aron Solomon for the regular newsletter at MaRS, a Toronto tech incubator. For us, it was a very enjoyable experience, especially since we had such a great outcome. It’s nice when the hard work pays off … it’s like a form […]
Backbone Magazine interviewed Edsby on the role of design in user experience. In an article titled “Edsby: If You Want People to Use Your Software, Make Design a Priority,” the magazine cited Edsby’s focus on increased adoption through a “two-pronged approach: education and, especially, design.” “Education is part of it, but we think what’s more […]
“We’re putting the band back together.” CoreFour was named the winner of Backbone magazine’s 2013 Innovation Campaign in May. The formation of the company was a little like the reunion of a band epitomized by The Blues Brothers. The four founders, all employees of Nortel Networks in the ’80s, have been working together on and […]
Edsby Co-founder and President John Myers. Edsby has won first place in Backbone Magazine’s second-annual Backbone Start Me Up Innovation Campaign. As the magazine noted, Edsby won on the strength of its product proposition, and perhaps a dose of personality. John Myers, president of Edsby, was widely considered by the judges to have “outpitched” his […]
Toronto, Canada; May 7, 2013: Hot on the heels of a recent massive customer win in Florida, Canadian education technology start-up Edsby has much to celebrate today as winner of Backbone Magazine’s 2013 Start Me Up Innovation Campaign. Backbone’s Campaign, now in its second year, offers innovative Canadian start-up companies a chance to compete for […]
by Scott Welch Edsby Co-Founder Let me start by saying that I think the disconnect is a real and serious one. But I think that the proposed solution–granting teachers purchasing power–is the wrong one. Well, not so much wrong as ineffective. I have a particular and informed perspective on this, having built K-12 education technologies […]
Gigaom has a great article on BYOD here. Although it’s aimed at the corporate market, the BYOD movement has massive implications for education. The takeaway is pretty simple: users are going to demand slick, sophisticated mobile interfaces with access to critical data. That means that your 1990-era SIS with a Y2K web interface is not […]
The latest report on LMS & SMS use in K-12 (sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) shows that the majority of teachers and administrators are deeply dissatisfied with their existing LMS and SIS solutions.