MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. (November 29, 2023) — Accredible, the world’s leading digital credential platform, announced today that it has been named to Fast Company’s 2023 Next Big Things in Tech list. Now in its third year, the list honors technology breakthroughs that promise to shape the future of industries—from education and security to artificial intelligence and data. Additionally, Accredible was featured as one of Fast Company’s four next big things in education technology for 2023.
Selected by a panel of 18 Fast Company editors and writers, this year’s Next Big Things in Tech recognizes 119 companies, startups, and research teams for their cutting-edge advancements and potential to impact consumers, businesses, and society overall. Winners were selected from 1,300 applicants based on relevancy, ingenuity, progress and potential, and impact. Other 2023 winners include Adobe, Electronic Arts, Github, Nvidia, and Roblox.
Accredible’s digital credential platform was recognized by Fast Company for its advancements in education technology—particularly through its Pathways and Course Finder features. Helping course providers increase new course enrollment by up to 367%, Accredible’s Pathways enables organizations to visualize comprehensive educational journeys and demonstrate how they align with learners’ career goals. Accredible's Course Finder feature recommends courses to learners from esteemed institutions such as MIT and Rutgers, drawing insights from a vast dataset of over 80 million credentials.
“As we’ve continued to shift to a skill-based learning and hiring labor market, digital credentials have gone from a nice-to-have to a must-have,” said Danny King, CEO and co-founder of Accredible. “Learners are demanding them as they look to easily showcase their skills and achievements for a competitive edge in the job market. And universities, associations, and technology companies enhance their reputation and credibility and grow their programs by offering digital, industry-relevant credentials that address the evolving needs of the job market. Fast Company’s recognition is continued validation of that shift, our team’s efforts, and our more than 2,000 customers who are leading the charge to fill the skills gap.”
“The Next Big Things in Tech is not just a look around the corner—it's a look around the corner after that,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “These are the products and ideas that will define technological innovation for the rest of this decade and beyond—and solve some of the world's most pressing issues. We are thrilled to honor the organizations that are making them a reality.”
Accredible has experienced tremendous growth since its founding in 2013. The company recently closed its Series B financing, was named to the 2023 Inc. 5000, 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and surpassed 80 million digital credentials issued on behalf of its over 2,000 customers. The Accredible digital credential platform was also recently awarded Best SaaS Product for Learning Management or Training by the 2023 SaaS Awards.
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Accredible is the industry-leading digital credentialing platform that securely issues, manages, tracks, and verifies over 80 million career-advancing credentials globally. Accredible integrates with learning software, including Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Kajabi, Kryterion Webassessor, Moodle, Thinkific, and more. Over 2,000 leading universities, associations, and technology companies such as Google, Skillsoft, Slack, Junior Achievement USA, Chartered Banker Institute, University of Cambridge, AMPP, Hootsuite, IEEE, Cengage, MIT, Rutgers, UC Berkeley, AMBA, and The Digital Marketing Institute rely on Accredible to create, deliver, and manage digital certificates and open badges. To learn more, visit accredible.com.
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