Nexford named in Red Herring’s top 100 innovators

Stefanie Kir
March 6, 2019 · 2 min read

Next-generation university Nexford has joined Spotify, Skype, Twitter and Alibaba on Red Herring’s prestigious list of Top 100 North American tech companies, making it the first university to win in the award’s 25-year history.

Based in Washington DC, the 100% online university was recognized out of thousands of North American entrants, after two rigorous judging phases, for its innovative use of technology including data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to bring high quality, affordable education to learners across the world.

“Being included as a top technology innovator reinforces Nexford’s unique approach to higher education, driven by data science and creative software engineering. Our technology allows learners to access a global curriculum, connect with peers and faculty, and graduate with real-world business skills,” says Nexford’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Coleman.

Nexford aims to use technology to enable greater social and economic mobility by providing learners access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic education that prepares them for the global workplace.

Dr Sonal Minocha, Chief Partnerships Officer and Professor of Management at Nexford University, says: “We’re delighted Nexford has been recognized for the innovative way in which we blend intelligent technology and human expertise to deliver a next-generation learning experience.”

“The 100% online format allows a personalized, flexible and engaging experience for our learners. With the mastery of workplace competencies at Nexford’s core, we’re helping graduates become tomorrow’s confident job seekers and job creators,” she says.

Nexford’s CTO Paul Coleman says: “Nexford will continue to innovate smart technology to improve access to affordable education for global learners, so they can forge ahead in their careers.”

Entrants to the Top 100 North America award are judged on disruptive and technological impact, proof of concept, growth rate, and social value.

Publisher and CEO of Red Herring, Alex Vieux, says: “2019’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet. What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors. We believe Nexford University embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives.”

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Stefanie Kir
Stefanie Kir

Stefanie is a copywriter at Nexford University, and is passionate about creating global change.

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