Innovative edtech platform Otus, founded by a former middle school teacher, takes home the prestigious 2023 Gold Globee Disruptor Award in the Edtech, Education and Training category.
Otus, a leading provider of K-12 student growth data solutions, has been named the winner of the 2023 Gold Globee Disruptor Award in the Edtech, Education and Training category. The award, which honors companies that introduce groundbreaking products and services that fundamentally change how industries operate, recognizes Otus’ contributions to education technology.
Founded in 2016 by two Chicago middle school teachers, Otus has developed an all-in-one platform that integrates an array of classroom tools, facilitating a seamless learning experience for educators, students, and families. By providing a unified platform, Otus addresses the data fragmentation that plagues the edtech industry, replacing a chaotic mix of disconnected tools with a single, comprehensive solution.
“This recognition speaks to the dedication, resilience, and innovation of our entire team,” said Chris Hull, co-founder and president of Otus. “As former educators, we sought to create a solution that would address educators’ pain points, give time back to teachers, and enhance student learning. Otus was built on this principle, and we continue to prioritize the needs of educators and students at the heart of our innovation.”
Unlike other tech giants in the edtech space, Otus is led by former educators who possess a unique understanding of the field’s challenges and opportunities. This perspective allows Otus to provide a competitively priced, effective solution tailored to the specific needs of educators and learners. By placing educators first, Otus ensures its platform is designed with an educator’s perspective in mind, addressing the challenges they face in the classroom and providing a solution that delivers real results.
“This award is not just an acknowledgment of Otus’ disruptive innovation,” Hull added, “but also a tribute to all the educators who tirelessly work to maximize learner outcomes. We share this honor with them, and we remain committed to equipping teachers with the tools they need to drive student success.”
Today, Otus serves over 2,500 schools across the nation and has improved learning outcomes for over one million students. Otus continues to shape the future of K-12 education by integrating the best edtech tools into a single, powerful platform. By maintaining an unwavering commitment to putting educators first, Otus aims to stand as a model of innovation in the sector.