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Emantras Presenting at Education Innovation Summit and will showcase Mobl21

Mar 29, 2011



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Freemont, California – March 29, 2011 – Emantras has been selected to present at the Education Innovation Summit hosted by Arizona State University and NeXt Advisors, which provides merger and advisory and private placement services for companies in the education sector. The Summit will take place April 5 – 7, 2011, at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.


"Mobl21 is making an impact in educational technology," said Sesh Kumar, CEO of Emantras. "We look forward to presenting this multiple award-winning product at the Education Innovation Summit, and networking with hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, educators and researchers committed to improving education through innovation."


Eleven of the 55 companies that presented at the 2010 Education Innovation Summit have since gone on to receive a cumulative $110 million in significant investments, representing nearly half of the total investment in education innovation companies during that time span. Five companies were acquired or merged and 10 announced major partnerships.


Up to 450 invitation-only attendees are expected, including representatives from more than 85 of the world’s most innovative education companies and more than 50 investors.


Confirmed speakers for the 2011 Summit include: Joel Klein of NewsCorp, Chris Whittle of Avenues: The World School, Stacey Childress from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Susan Patrick of iNACOL, Julie Young of Florida Virtual School, Richard Barth of KIPP, Craig Barrett of Intel, Bob Grady State of New Jersey Investment Fund, Steve Arnold of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and Joel Rose of School of One.


Credentialed media looking to attend the Summit may contact Derek Sarley at derek.sarley@asu.edu.


Media Contacts


Emantras
Mohamed Yunus
Sr. Research Analyst
yun@emantras.com
510-257-4305

Education Innovation Network
Derek Sarley
Arizona State University
derek.sarley@asu.edu
602-332-5944


About Emantras


Emantras is an innovative digital education and learning partner delivering world-class training and educational solutions to academic and publishing clients, who are keen to use technologies that support learning. Founded in year 2000, with the vision to educate through technology, Emantras provides engaging learning experiences that enable effective knowledge delivery through our integrated digital and mobile solutions. For more information visit: www.mobl21 .com


About the Education Innovation Network


The Education Innovation Network launched at Arizona State University last spring to connect needs – such as funding, research or product development – with expertise to more quickly bring new learning solutions to scale. The Network links companies working to improve education, ASU’s intellectual assets, educational K-20 systems in Greater Phoenix, and investors of all types – philanthropic, angel, venture capital and large-scale acquirers.