• November 26, 2014

Quiz: Ed-Tech Company or Made-Up Word?

Ed-tech companies, looking for a piece of the #disruption pie, are known for their names. Their weird, weird names. 2gnōME? Smarterer? Edgenuity? “The names are almost universally terrible,” one ed-tech entrepreneur told The Chronicle. Yet some companies pay top dollar for the right combination of syllables.

Which got us thinking: Can you tell the difference between actual company names and ones we made up? Pick the real company in each pair.

1)    
ScholarShipmate

    or    

ScholarCentric
2)    
Speakaboos

    or    

Spelgüd
3)    
FAFSAssassin

    or    

Flinja
4)    
Rooomie

    or    

Shmoop
5)    
Edstatic

    or    

Educurious
6)    
ClassOwl

    or    

ClassHoles
7)    
DataCation

    or    

Dissert8
8)    
LegacyAdmissions

    or    

Admittedly
9)    
BrainPOP

    or    

HeadSPLODE

 

Interactive by Vincent DeFrancesco

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