From PreK-12 to Corporate training: 3 EdTech startups empowering marginalized groups through tech

What happens when companies put marginalized groups at the center of innovation in technology? They level the playing field. Today’s blog post sheds light on 4 Black Founders using technology to empower people through educational tools.

Ed Tech Startups are disrupting education and learning development, while opening the chance to change social and economic problems. Startups such as Edlyft and Curated X Kai have infused innovation and ingenuity to reach underrepresented groups to provide more opportunities and experiences.

One of the world’s fastest growing industries today is education technology. Just how big is the EdTech market?

The global education technology market size is anticipated to reach $285.2 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The K-12 segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 42.0% in 2019. Game-based learning is anticipated to be a growing trend in the K-12 sector.

Kai XR: Mixed reality, virtual and augmented immersive learning experiences

Founder Kai Frazier, a former educator and museum professional set out to change how children explore and learn about the world through VR experiences. As a museum professional Frazier’s extensive career enabled her to create Virtual Realty experiences using the KaiXR’s technology for young students. The digital experience allowed students to explore museums through virtual tours.

Most recently, Kai XR, partnered with UC Berkeley’s Department of city and Regional Planning/College of Environmental Design, along with Lyft earlier this year to host their first virtual STEM Exploration Camp. Participants learned about environmental design, smart cities, autonomous cars, and micro-mobility such as scooters and bicycles, including Augme