A long, long time ago, the only technology a student needed for school was a calculator. Now school districts across the country are equipping students with smart tablets or laptops, deemed as vital to learning today as pencil and paper, if not more so. Technology is quickly changing how we look at education, as well as many other aspects of life, from communicating with others to staying healthy to controlling our homes.
Of the 15 companies that have been helped by UpTech, the Northern Kentucky business accelerator, over the last two years, 13 are still in operation. That is a great track record when you consider that half of all new-business startups fail. UpTech, which focuses on informatics and new ways to process, store, retrieve and use data, recently named the semi-finalists in its third class of entrepreneurs.