December 31, 2012 AT 10:00 am

Top 10 Ed-Tech Startups of 2012 #makerbusinessmonday #makerbusiness #makeymakey #makeymakeymonday

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Here’s a great round-up of interesting Edu-Tech Startups from this year — including … Joylabz / MaKey-MaKey! I wasn’t familiar with several of these, so I really appreciated her list.

From Audrey Watters, Hackeducation.com:

It probably goes without saying, but I’ll type it out anyway: 2012 was an incredible year for education technology startups. Launches. Updates. Funding. Acquisitions. Adoption. Headlines. Disruptions. Drama. Politics. Buzz. Hype. Revolutions. And stuff.

…It’s my blog. My rules. My rubric — as much as there’s a rubric here. This isn’t some scientifically constructed list of the startups with the most registered users or most revenue or biggest Series A round or most popular iPad app or most Techcrunch headlines. I chose each of these for lots of different reasons (reasons I explain as I highlight them in turn): great technology, great product, great vision, great founders…

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Each week on the Adafruit blog we post up about amazing companies, people and articles about being a MAKER and a business. Over the years we’ve shared how we run Adafruit, published code from our shopping cart system and given presentations on running an open-source hardware company. Every Monday we’re going to try to collect some of these resources and tag them #makerbusinessmonday & #makerbusiness they’re in our popular Maker Business category as well, enjoy!

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