Team of EdTech Veterans Launch Radically New Interactive Gaming Platform for Mobile and Classroom Learning That Improves Standardized Test Scores While Having Fun
26 July 2016 | By: Karen Lippe
NEW YORK & SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cleverywhere, a next generation educational interactive gaming company to inspire K-12 students, completed the elite BoomStartup Accelerator that mentors the most promising EdTech companies in the nation. Cleverywhere’s role-play adventure games, which have been in development for more than a year, reside on a kid-inspired, teacher-influenced gaming platform to engage students both in and out of the classroom while improving standardized test scores, and above all, having fun while learning. Parents can participate too by tracking their child’s progress. Cleverywhere is offering its first kid-tested app for students to enhance math and vocabulary skills during the summer learning bridge.
Selected out of hundreds of candidates, Cleverywhere and eight cohort companies were immersed in a 12-week intensive business mentoring program at BoomStartup. Each company received $20,000 in seed capital, $100,000 worth of business services along with daily one-on-one mentoring.
“The BoomStartup Accelerator offered Cleverywhere a special opportunity to intensely analyze my company and refine our vision and product strategy,” said Clancy Marshall, CEO and founder of Cleverywhere. “Our goal is to provide games accessible by any student in every corner of the nation. Beginning today, we are offering ThemePark to students. In addition, we will complete the deployment of ThemePark in several school districts in New Jersey and California for the 2016-2017 school year.”
“Cleverywhere is one of our leading startups and we expect the company’s products to be embraced by schools nationwide,” said Sumner Douglas, Managing Director at BoomStartup. “Clancy and her team are ready for the challenge of launching and growing a business with their goal of making learning fun using the enticing world of gaming to improve and enhance the education of students around the country.”
Cleverywhere’s ThemePark is an interactive challenge game in a charming, but impactful pixel-style that enables students to create an avatar to fight monsters, earn a pet, and rebuild an old, dilapidated theme park to its original glory to win the game.
BoomStartup, Salt Lake City, UT, is a lean startup accelerator and mentorship-driven seed-stage investment program for technology-based startups. Last year, BoomStartup was named the 12th accelerator in the U.S. by TechCrunch, and has raised over $15 million in accelerator investments.
Cleverywhere raises online interactive educational gaming to a new level by bringing outcome-based learning to standardized assessment testing in fun, adventure-style games designed for students. Cleverywhere delivers mobile and desktop access for a play “anywhere” experience. Headquartered in New York and Utah, Cleverywhere is founded by a team of education and gaming technology experts with the vision to create compelling interactive games to help students learn, overcome challenges and improve their performance, all while having fun.
Republished from Business Wire