With the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS) and Leader Excellence and Development System (LEADS) already in place, Arkansas is collaborating with BloomBoard for the 2014-2015 academic year to increase the impact of its teacher effectiveness programs.
We are pleased to announce that after months of preparation, BloomBoard has taken home the EdTech crown from last night's Launch: Silicon Valley 2014 World Cup Tech Challenge, held at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, CA. BloomBoard was among 30 startups from 15 countries competing in five Tech Groups - Digital Media, EdTech, HeathTech, Next Generation Technology, Enterprise Software - for this year’s tournament.
Launch: Silicon Valley is a competition held annually by SVForum, a San Jose nonprofit organization, to connect the best tech startups from around the globe with VCs, angels, corporate venture and corporate executives. Each startup gets four minutes to pitch their companies, and then demonstrate their products to a panel of judges comprised of top Silicon Valley and International investors. After a brief Q&A session with panelists, winners are selected in each Group based on a roundup of points given by judges, online votes, and audience votes.