MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2018 – UR TURN, SBC is a finalist for the Minnesota High Tech Association 2018 Tekne Awards in the Science and Technology Startup category. For the past two decades, the Tekne Awards have recognized organizations that are leading-edge innovators in science and technology Minnesota. The 2018 Tekne Awards ceremony on Nov. 29 will reveal winners among the finalists in 16 categories.
UR TURN’s innovation in ed tech software placed the company in the top three finalists due to leading-edge Artificial Intelligence/Neural Network technology.
“We are thrilled to get recognized by the Tekne judges and to be in competition with high quality companies. The competition is fierce,” said Founder and CEO Angie Eilers.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association, said, “The Tekne Award finalists this year represent the ongoing strength of innovative Minnesota-based companies. They are pioneers in leading-edge science and technology that has impact around the globe.”
UR TURN, SBC is a B2B SaaS tool that serves middle and high school students and their families by serving as a personalized, mobile-enabled AI-driven counselor. Specifically, it is a nudging/alerting tool for 6th-12th grade students that helps them set goals and track progress. This kind of data-driven, research-based intelligence is especially helpful for first-generation college aspirants and for low- to mid-performing students.
About the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
The Minnesota High Tech Association is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity and making Minnesota a top five technology state. We bring together the people of Minnesota’s science and technology ecosystem and lead the way in bringing science and technology issues to leaders at Minnesota’s Capitol and Washington, D.C. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. Our members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota.