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An insider’s view into Canadian edtech fundraising

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 […]

Edsby lauded for its design

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 […]

Edsby takes home the top prize

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 […]

Canadian Ed-Tech Success Story Edsby Chalks Up Big Win in Backbone Magazine’s Innovation Campaign

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 […]

BYOD is coming to a school near you… what’s your plan?

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 […]