EdTech Focus

TU Incubator supports the largest cluster of edtech companies in Maryland.

EdTech (education technology) is the platforms, tools, and digital initiatives used to improve learning and administrative outcomes and efficiencies, including end users in early childhood, K-12, postsecondary, special, corporate, and workforce education.

Regional EdTech Growth

Since the 1990s, Baltimore has grown to be an EdTech hub. Today, with a stronger network of investors, educators, and entrepreneurs, this growth has spread beyond Charm City to encompass the entire Chesapeake region.

The map below highlights the Chesapeake education ecosystem—businesses, incubators, schools and districts, universities and colleges, and other education stakeholders. Click here to view the interactive map.

Towson University + EdTech  

Towson University is Maryland’s top producer of teachers and constantly works to enhance the educational experience, including integration of technological advancements. TU Incubator leverages TU’s resources and reputation in teacher preparation and education to help our member companies succeed.

Our EdTech Members are Transforming Education

Student Access & Success

Chainio Solutions

Full Candidate - Credentials verification platform using Blockchain as a backend


Nearpeer - Connecting the world’s college students to boost peer support and degree completion

TransitioningU - Success platform allowing students to make the most of education opportunities

Supplemental Education


Because Learning - Exciting hands-on STEM curriculum and activities for the classroom and home

Ortus Academy - Experiential, game-based learning program for improving kids’ financial skills

PenPal Schools - A global project-based learning community

Prepmagic - Next-gen science education platform reimagining interactive simulations

ProPrep - Custom online course supplementation for higher education based on content from individual courses

Workbench - K-12 STEM project-based learning platform

Teacher Solutions

Happy Teacher Revolution - Support groups for teachers promoting mental health and wellness.

CourseArc - Web-based authoring tool to create interactive and accessible online courses

Lessoncast - K-12 teacher effectiveness platform

Selected - Online matching and hiring platform for teachers and schools

4D Metrics - Postsecondary course development solution

Language & Literacy


InferCabulary - Teaching and reinforcing K–12 vocabulary

OgStar Reading - Gamified program to reach exceptional K-12 readers

Scrible - Modern research platform for school and work

World Languages 360 - Educational nonprofit connecting students and employers to create a multilingual work force

Workforce & Pathways

Nepris - Cloud based platform connecting K-16 educators and industry experts to bring real world relevance and career exposure to students

Steppingblocks - Digital career counselor providing data analytics and resources to help make intelligent college and career decisions

Student Opportunity Center - Creating Career-Ready Graduates Through Experiential Learning

Healthcare Education

LCMS Plus - Enterprise SaaS solution for healthcare education

Osmosis - Personalized learning platform helping current and future clinicians excel and retain more information.

WePassed - Online platform for professional board exam preparation

Parent & Community Engagement

CampusESP - Postsecondary parent engagement platform

Classroom Parent - Secure K-12 platform connecting home and school

The Family Room - Bringing families together when distance keeps them apart

SchoolCNXT - Parent, family, and community engagement platform

Assessment, Diagnostic, Test Prep

Flash Grade - Cloud-based platform for automating the process of grading paper-based assessments

SmartyPrep - K-12 close reading platform

Prep Factory - SAT and ACT test preparation

Spiral Math - K-12 math formative assessment solution

Mindprint Learning - Online neuro evaluation of student strengths + needs


EdTech Presentations