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Chicago-based startup Learnmetrics took home one of four DEMO God awards at the DEMO Enterprise 2014 conference on Thursday in San Francisco.
The award recognizes companies for their ability to present a great product and emphasize its position in the market and its compelling features.
Learnmetrics brings together data collected from disparate sources on student performance. It aims to present the data in a way that helps teachers better address student needs.
“I’m just looking forward to seeing how we move the needle forward,” Learnmetrics CEO Julian Miller said as he accepted the first of four crystal awards presented onstage.
The winners were chosen from 26 companies based on votes from the audience in San Francisco, judges’ commentary and organizers’ votes after a day-long session, according to the event’s producers. The other recipients were ThinAir, Eco Devices and Parklet.
Learnmetrics’ Miller told Blue Sky on Friday of the award: “It gives us access to resources and a community that most early-stage companies can only dream about. We’ll be using both to iterate faster, work smarter and get closer to our goal of using smart data to make sure that each and every student receives a high-quality education.”
Learnmetrics, which grew out of Chicago’s Impact Engine, joined two Chicago-based companies out of 1871 — MarkITx and WeDeliver — in gaining recognition this week in California. MarkITx and WeDeliver each received $100,000 in investments from serial entrepreneur Steve Case at the
Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day on Tuesday in Mountain View.