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Education Framework Selected as Top 10 Finalist in Innovation Incubator Program

Education Framework Selected as Top 10 Finalist in Innovation Incubator Program

Company Touts Product’s Ability to Become Industry Standard


May 5, 2015 Bend, OR – Education Framework Inc. has been selected by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a top 10 finalist in the 2015 Ed Tech Industry Summit Innovation Incubator program. Education Framework showcased their student data privacy solution, EdProtect, at the Education Industry Summit: Navigating the New, May 4 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Awards will be presented today to the “Most Innovative” and the “Most Likely to Succeed” based on the votes of conference attendees.

Over fifty applicants were assessed for the 2015 Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the level of originality and innovation, representation of K-12 / post-secondary market levels, end user impact and market need for the innovation.

“Our finalists have developed innovative solutions that truly address the changing needs of K-20 students, educators, and administrators,” said Karen Billings, vice president of SIIA's Education Division.

Education Framework develops enterprise software that protects student privacy. Their cloud-based software solution, EdProtect, is the first-ever online student data privacy manager. It assesses the privacy of apps and websites used in the classroom, connects parents, teachers, and administrators, and monitors the entire student data privacy workflow with transparency and accountability.

“The magic of EdProtect is that it takes the guesswork out of managing student privacy,” says Jim Onstad, President and Co-Founder of Education Framework. “Teachers and administrators now have a way to quickly determine the safety rating of apps and websites, obtain parental consent (when necessary), and track the apps and websites that are used in the classroom.”

EdProtect is a bundled solution that blends student privacy and digital signatures for a powerful all-in-one package that streamlines the student privacy management process.  

“We like to think of it as a smarter way to handle student privacy,” says Onstad. “With safety, simplicity and sustainability in mind, EdProtect is poised to become the industry standard for privacy management in U.S. K-12 schools.” 

Adding “Student privacy is a big issue with real-life consequence. We understand the depth and complexity of the issue and want to help schools get out in front of it.”

Read more about EdProtect here 

Read more about SIIA’s Innovation Incubator Finalists here 


About Education Framework Inc.: Education Framework is an Ed Tech start-up, based in Bend, OR. The company develops enterprise software that manages student data privacy for K-12 schools. EdProtect offers a unique next-gen strategic approach that ensures transparency and accountability in managing student privacy. Education Framework can scale from small schools and districts to state departments of education. For more information, visit


About SIIA: The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 150 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit

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