Lighthouse: SWEDUsea 1st prize and public favorite wins Global Startup Battle 2014 Education Track

12/13/2014 | By Thibaut Labarre

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 Team Lighthouse and judges at SWEDUsea 2014

Team Lighthouse and judges at SWEDUsea 2014
Team Lighthouse won 1st prize and public favorite at Startup Weekend Seattle EDU on November 23rd. The startup went on to be selected as the winner of the Global Startup Battle Education, Empowered Track sponsored by General Assembly.


Watch the video pitch here:

Lighthouse is a smart solution for special needs students and teachers. It provides confidence students are where they are supposed to be and alerts you when they’re not.

A small device is attached to the student, uniquely identifying them to the teacher. The teacher uses the Lighthouse app to keep track of their students while they are on school grounds, during school hours. If a student wanders off or is with the wrong person, an alert is sent to their teacher. When a teacher requires assistance to bring a student back to class, they can notify all faculty with information about the student.