JACKSON MI — CrossBraining, a video-based skill and knowledge testing app, has been awarded the SmartZone Best Small Business Award from Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
CrossBraining was created by Josh Nichols, who was a Stockbridge Community Schools teacher when he founded the app.
A first-version pilot of CrossBraining, which allows students to capture their learning process through video storytelling, was launched in October 2019. Nichols formed partnerships with GoPro, University of Michigan, Jackson College, Spring Arbor University and other schools throughout the country in the venture.
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“The entire community has really helped CrossBraining grow,” Nichols said in a news release. “In particular the local teachers who invited us into their classrooms and the vibrant tech community cultivated by (Jackson’s) Lean Rocket Lab have been instrumental to our growth and adoption.”
CrossBraining is one of 15 businesses to receive the SmartZone Best Small Business Award from MCSB. The award was presented at the 16th annual MCSB Gala, on Tuesday, July 28.
The MCSB Awards recognize businesses in a variety of industries and fields whose growth supports Michigan’s economy. A complete list of the 2020 MCSB awardees can be found at michigancelebrates.org/2020-award-winners/. To learn more about CrossBraining, visit crossbraining.com.
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