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MindScribe wins the IQ Award for their innovation in education

October 23, 2018

MindScribe won a BizWest 2018 IQ Award honoring the "Innovation Quotient" of Boulder Valley companies, products and services. With nearly 100 finalists and only 13 total winners, MindScribe and BitsBox won the education category, alongside finalists including SparkFun, Misty Robotics, and Specdrums.

Check out the full list of finalists, and read about the winners.

Engineering Spotlight

September 13, 2018

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder interviewed computer science PhD student Layne Hubbard as part of their "Path to Engineering" series. "My faculty mentors understood my nontraditional experiences and were committed to supporting my vision," says Layne.

Seven Inspiring Startups from the CU Ecosystem

August 03, 2018

Catalyze CU, the university’s flagship venture accelerator program, celebrated the close of its fifth annual 10-week program on Thursday (July 26th). As we’ve come to expect from this event, the caliber of startups coming out of CU is only growing stronger annually, with everything from smart fencing solutions to early child education being showcased by 7 energized, passionate founders. 

Computer science startup earns early childhood innovation prize

June 18, 2018

Telling a story to a stuffed zebra might look like just a fun kids’ activity. But for computer science PhD student Layne Jackson Hubbard, it’s much more – it’s a way for kids to develop language, social and cognitive skills.


And she’s not alone in that assessment. Her startup, MindScribe, was recently awarded Gary Community Investment’s Early Childhood Innovation Prize, which supports projects that “maximize every child’s potential during their first three years of life.”

A million dollars, 570 hopefuls, and 15 winners: How a new competition aims to boost babies and toddlers

May 22, 2018

MindScribe is one of 15 winners to share in $1 million awarded by a Denver-based organization as part of a new contest recognizing innovative efforts benefitting children from birth to 3 years old.

The Early Childhood Innovation Prize

May 22, 2018

MindScribe was recently named one of the Early Childhood Innovation Prize’s “Top Ideas” because of its potential to create breakthrough impact for young children. As one of 15 Top Ideas selected from more than 570 ideas submitted from innovators in 100 countries through OpenIDEO’s prize platform, we will  share in $1 million in prize funding from Gary Community Investments (GCI) to help accelerate our impact. 

Emerging Technologies for Social Impact

May 15, 2018

MindScribe's founder recently spoke on a panel during Boulder Startup Week to discuss "Emerging Technologies for Social/Environmental Impact."

The Neural Network

November 16, 2017

Layne taught preschool for four years prior to attending CU and noticed that the children she taught were all going through some form of transition or trauma, whether it be losing family member or learning English.

NSF winner designs voice interactions to empower early childhood development

September 27, 2017

Hubbard develops algorithms to guide voice interactions for preliterate students, and designs tangible, inquisitive companions for engaging children in creative reflection.

Still Myself: A Neuroscience Story

October 14, 2016

Layne Jackson Hubbard wakes up in a hospital room with a head wound and no memory of how she got there.

Graduating student to use computer science to help solve community issues

May 07, 2014

"I became interested in neuroscience because I want to support the well-being of our population," Hubbard said. "The more we understand ourselves, the more we can do for ourselves.

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