Wowzers Presenting at Education Innovation Summit

Wowzers will showcase their adaptive online math program at nation’s largest education innovation investor event.

Chcago, IL, April 06, 2011 --( Wowzers, which provides adaptive online math content used on schools and homes, has been selected to present at the Education Innovation Summit hosted by Arizona State University and NeXt Advisors, to highlight innovations in education technology and help scale solutions that provide better learning experiences for students. The Summit will take place April 5 – 7, 2011, at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

“Wowzers is an educational virtual world that supplements and replaces text books with adaptive and engaging content for 3rd - 5th grade math,” said Reed Howard, Founder. “We look forward to presenting our industry-leading technology at the Education Innovation Summit, as well as networking with hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, educators and researchers committed to improving education through innovation.”

Eleven of the 55 companies that presented at the 2010 Education Innovation
Summit have since gone on to receive a cumulative $110 million in significant investments, representing nearly half of the total investment in education innovation companies during that time span. Five companies were acquired or merged and 10 announced major partnerships.

Up to 450 invitation-only attendees are expected, including representatives from more than 85 of the world’s most innovative education companies and more than 50 investors.

Confirmed speakers for the 2011 Summit include: Joel Klein of NewsCorp, Chris
Whittle of Avenues: The World School, Stacey Childress from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Susan Patrick of iNACOL, Julie Young of Florida Virtual School, Richard Barth of KIPP, Craig Barrett of Intel, Bob Grady State of New Jersey Investment Fund, Steve Arnold of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and Joel Rose of School of One.

Credentialed media looking to attend the Summit may contact Derek Sarley at

About Wowzers

Wowzers is an educational virtual world that supplements and replaces text books with adaptive and engaging content for 3rd - 5th grade math. Wowzers isn’t the first solution that’s tried to combine education and electronic gaming. But Wowzers is the first solution where the two are combined and neither suffer. Students engage in meaningful, personalized learning that is fun and effective, aligned to state and national standards, and built around powerful, data-driven analytics. Wowzers is subscription-based, and delivered to Internet connected devices using proprietary low-bandwidth technology.

About the Education Innovation Network

The Education Innovation Network launched at Arizona State University last spring to connect needs – such as funding, research or product development – with expertise to more quickly bring new learning solutions to scale. The Network links companies working to improve education, ASU’s intellectual assets, educational K-20 systems in Greater Phoenix, and investors of all types – philanthropic, angel, venture capital and large-scale acquirers.

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