LightSail won the 2015 Return On Education VentureED Award at the ASU+GSV Summit. More than 225 venture-stage companies presented over the three-day Summit, and a panel of Summit leaders selected LightSail as one of the top three companies, along with Tynker and Acrobatiq.
You can view LightSail’s ASU+GSV presentation here (skip to minute 17:15):
The press release below provides additional information about the award and LightSail’s selection.
LIGHTSAIL WINS RETURN ON EDUCATION AWARD AT ASU+GSV SUMMIT
Selected for VentureED Honors By ASU+GSV Summit Leaders
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 8, 2015 – LightSail, the adaptive K-12 literacy solution, was named the 2015 Return On Education Award VentureED Winner at the sixth annual ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit.
More than 225 venture-stage companies presented over the three-day Summit, and a panel of Summit leaders selected LightSail as one of the top three companies, along with Tynker and Acrobatiq.
“Winning the 2015 Return On Education VentureED award at the ASU+GSV Summit is a huge honor for LightSail,” said Gideon Stein, LightSail’s Founder and CEO. “In our first year in schools, LightSail is accelerating literacy growth for students in large and small districts across the country. We are thrilled that some of most respected leaders in the ed tech community recognize our accomplishments, and the potential for LightSail to improve literacy outcomes for all students.”
Known to many as “Davos in the Desert,” the ASU+GSV Summit brings together thousands of visionary ed tech leaders for high-impact discussions and debates, contributing toward global enrichment in education.
ROE nominees were judged based on the following tangible learning outcomes:
– Significantly increasing access to education
– Greatly reducing the cost for learners and/or learning institutions
– Dramatically improving learning outcomes
– Providing substantial leverage to learning leaders
– Making a sustainable and scaled impact
In recent months, LightSail was also named the winner of the Mindful Data Digital Innovation in Learning Award from EdSurge and Digital Promise and received Best Ed Tech of 2014 honors from Common Sense Media’s Graphite site for educators, where LightSail has received the highest educator reviews of any literacy product.
About LightSail Education:
LightSail offers K-12 students a truly personalized reading experience while providing educators with the daily data needed to inform instruction and drive deeper learning. LightSail’s literacy software embeds instructional tools and assessments directly into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data and accelerating student growth. Only LightSail combines the best content from more than 400 publishers with instructional tools for educators, including formative assessments with every text. With hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students reading on its platform, LightSail is one of the fastest growing literacy solutions in K-12. For more information, visit: lightsailed.com or contact Karen Vaites, 646-468-8342, firstname.lastname@example.org.