EarlyBird Education Selected as a Regional Semi-Finalist in the Global EdTech Startup Awards 2021
BOSTON — November 17, 2021 — The Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESAwards), the largest edtech competition and community in the world, has chosen EarlyBird Education as a 2021 Regional Semi-Finalist. EarlyBird Education is one of nine companies from the United States and Canada selected to participate in the East Coast Semi-Finals.
The GESAwards identify, showcase, and recognize the world’s most promising edtech startups. Competition criteria include: address a clear pain point that is relevant to the market, provide an innovative pedagogical approach, offer a relevant user experience, show potential for growth based on a sustainable business model, and demonstrate product viability.
EarlyBird Education is the maker of the EarlyBird game-based early literacy assessment. Developed and scientifically validated at Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with faculty at the Florida Center for Reading Research, EarlyBird brings together all the relevant predictors of reading in one easy-to-administer assessment. It helps educators identify and support children at risk for dyslexia and other reading difficulties — even before they learn to read.
“It is an honor for EarlyBird Education to be selected as a GESAwards Regional Semi-Finalist and to receive this recognition for the EarlyBird platform,” said EarlyBird Education Co-founder and CEO Carla Small. “EarlyBird Education was formed to change the learning trajectory of children worldwide by helping educators identify and address reading difficulties when they can be most successfully overcome. Being part of this prestigious competition will help us showcase EarlyBird and its benefits to a wider audience in the edtech community and accelerate our efforts to transform students’ lives.”
Winners of the GESAwards regional events will go to the global finals event in January 2022. The GESAwards program provides the opportunity to startups from any corner of the world to showcase their products to a global audience, connect and build significant partnerships, facilitate business opportunities, and compete toward being crowned the best edtech startup of the year.
EarlyBird transforms students’ lives through the early detection of reading difficulties, including dyslexia. The cloud-based technology platform includes a game-based screening assessment and dashboard that points teachers to customized action plans and evidence-based resources. With EarlyBird, educators can identify children at risk for reading difficulties in the window when intervention is most effective — before they formally learn to read.