75 Top Illinois EdTech Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based EdTech companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the EdTech industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois EdTech Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Everspring

Everspring

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Everspring develops online and hybrid courses that deliver engagement free from traditional constraints.

SuperBetter

SuperBetter

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SuperBetter develops a game-based learning platform that empowers K-12 educators, students, and everyone’s social-emotional learning.

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Certiverse

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Certiverse leverages proprietary technology and proven, economic-based crowdsourcing models to develop high-quality certification exams.

SuperBetter

ThinkCERCA

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ThinkCERCA offers a personalized literacy platform helps educators teach critical thinking skills.

SuperBetter

eSpark

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Differentiate reading and math with activities kids love

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Codeverse

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Codeverse is the world’s first interactive coding studio & edtech platform,, founded on the mission to teach a billion kids to code.

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Edovo

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Edovo provides intuitive educational courses where inmates are rewarded for learning.

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Rapunzl – Invest. Share. Win.

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Rapunzl is an award-winning app that allows you to earn cash & scholarship prizes while you learn how to invest.

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Dabble

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Dabble is a marketplace for people to discover, teach and host in-person classes, events & experiences in the community.

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Right At School

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Right At School provides meaningful before and afterschool programs.

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The Graide Network

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The Graide Network is a virtual platform that connects teachers with qualified teaching assistants online.

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Modern Teacher

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Modern Teacher is an educational technology company designed to provide a research-based methodology for digital convergence in education.

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GetSet

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GetSet, a new stealthy US edtech startup that’s aiming to reduce the high college drop-out rate

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Americademy

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Americademy is a suite of products and services that provide children with elite curriculum in a technology enabled world.

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Otus

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Otus is the teaching and learning platform that all school stakeholders use to track and visualize student performance over time.

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Compatibility

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Compatibility develops assessments and matching algorithms to drive early-student engagement and success at colleges and universities.

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Wolfram Alpha

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Wolfram Alpha offers a computational knowledge engine that provides answers to users based on built-in data and algorithms.

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Archi’s Academy

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Empowering talents in software development. A lot more is needed than Javascript, Python and SQL.

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Albert.io

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Albert.io bridges the gap between learning and mastery with interactive content written by world-class educators.

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College Engine

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College Engine provides student applicants and academic institutions with a transparent online marketplace.

SuperBetter

DuPage Regional Office of Education

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Purpose of the Foundation to allow the DuPage Education Community to apply for and receive both public and private dollars through grants.

SuperBetter

Adtalem Global Education

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Adtalem Global Education is a provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics

SuperBetter

New Futuro

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New Futuro is a socially innovative Hispanic education company that helps families get their students into college and beyond.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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A pioneer in digital learning, Britannica serves the needs of students, lifelong learners, and professionals.

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Transeo

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Transeo helps school districts prepare their students for life in an equitable and inclusive fashion.

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Innovare – Social Innovation Partners

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Our data strategy app Inno™ empowers education leaders to impact students and communities.

SuperBetter

Amerigo Education

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Amerigo supports international students at elite U.S. high schools with a holistic approach that emphasizes excellent academic outcomes.

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Credentials Solutions

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Credentials Solutions offers streamlined, fully-developed technology solutions.

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Embanet

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Embanet offers online program design and development as well as technology support services for post-secondary educational institutions.

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Nuro Learning LLC dba Nuro Retention

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Our innovative use of data, pioneering software, and motivated team are helping thousands of students get the help they need to graduate.

SuperBetter

Campus Consortium

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Campus Consortium is a leading education association with more than 37,000 higher education institutions and K-12 school district members.

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ETA hand2mind

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ETA hand2mind support teachers, inspire students, engage parents, and champion learning by doing.

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Planbook

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Planbook provides easiest way to create and manage your lessons online, developed by teachers for teachers.

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L Street Collaborative

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L Street Collaborative is a venture development company focused on developing enterprise software platforms.

SuperBetter

Enterprise Recovery Systems

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ERS provides education related debt.

SuperBetter

Nobi

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K-12 Education Technology | Nobi takes a different approach towards integrating technology into classrooms.

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AdaptiBar

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AdaptiBar provides bar exam preparation tools and services to law students and lawyers preparing for bar examinations.

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Mobile Makers Academy

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Mobile Makers Academy offers an 8 week training session that transforms beginners into iOS developers.

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Provide

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Social enterprise using software to help small child care businesses navigate government regulations. Building a better child care economy.

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mStoner

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mStoner bring your institution’s unique story to life.

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Skillset.com

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Skillset is an EdTech platform that powers free, open-source skill assessment tests for professionals across hundreds of topic areas.

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Slyde Global

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Slyde Global provides a solution of many platforms based on cloud that solves numerous problems in the world of transportation to schools.

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Teach.com

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Teach.com is an all-inclusive educational web resource dedicated to discovering, discussing, and encouraging teaching around the world.

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Sage Corps

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Sage Corps is an international internship program that sends top college students to intern abroad with global startups worldwide.

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Trading Advantage

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Online Trading Education Company

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Plantoost

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Learn Something New. Plant and Boost Your Knowledge.

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Chicago Tech Academy

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Chicago Tech Academy is a non-profit, 4-year contract school offering classes in technology and entrepreneurship.

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MyMBACircle.com

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MyMBACircle is a community of second-year MBA students and alumni of top business schools that helps MBA applicants with their applications

SuperBetter

Charlala

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World Language EdTech Platform

SuperBetter

Integrated Education Solutions

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Online Program Management Organization

SuperBetter

botsensei

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A hands-on approach to learning self driving car technologies

SuperBetter

Kenilworth Global

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We are a Chicago based Edu-Tech group with offices in Chicago and India.

SuperBetter

GoSoapBox

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GoSoapBox is a web based tool that helps students stay engaged in their work.

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Peapod Labs

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Peapod Labs is a software development company that develops mobile applications for its clients.

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Fourier Education

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Fourier Education is an educational platform providing cost-effective computerized science laboratories and support solutions for students.

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Artifice

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Artifice is Woodlawn-based Illinois not-for-profit corporation that introduced a bold new approach to STEM education.

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Admit Hero

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Get your own personalized feed of scholarships, summer programs and internships along with lots of smart advice and actionable guides.

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Forte Knowledge

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Forte Knowledge offers intensive and specialized IT training and career services.

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Max-Grad

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Max-Grad is a Higher Education Enrollment Marketing and Recruitment platform that utilizes a software to increase institutional revenue.

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The Starter League

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Code Academy is an online interactive platform offering coding lessons in programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and Ruby.

SuperBetter

iBIO Institute

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iBIO Institute is a life sciences industry association.

SuperBetter

Galvanize Labs

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Teaching Technology Subjects To K-12 via Accredited & Entertainment-Style Gameplay

SuperBetter

i3-Group

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i3-Group Helping students take control of education loans.

SuperBetter

Classform

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Education Technology Buyback and Repurposing

SuperBetter

CMS Expo

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CMS Learning & Business Conference

SuperBetter

Total Training Solutions

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Total Training is a training consulting company with expertise in designing customized training courses to support the needs of our clients.

SuperBetter

Educelerate

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Educelerate facilitates a nonprofit community-based network that focuses on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in education.

SuperBetter

MyColLife

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Welcome to MyColLife, world’s first Student Social Network and Social Relationship Management (SRM) services technology.

SuperBetter

YouthKinect

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YouthKinect is an app designed to give highschool, undergratuate, and graduate students opportunities for scholarships, internships, & jobs.

SuperBetter

iLoveCoding

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Learn Javascript and Become a Pro Developer with Video Screencast

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ITI Tech

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ITI Tech is a provider of internet-based education and training services to local and international customers.

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Coinifide

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Coinifide provides education about blockchain and crypto to universities and enterprises that help in bridging the blockchain knowledge gap.

SuperBetter

Mindquest Learning

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A full-service corporate learning design & development services company.

SuperBetter

Windy City Lab

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Windy City Lab is a digital technology marketplace that facilitates the development and prototyping of Internet of Things devices.

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