Who'd have thought it's possible to search the Internet without Google? Well, it is, and a Cincinnati company called Thinkronize has a way for teachers and students to access the vast resources of the Web while keeping it kid-friendly.
In 1999, entrepreneurs Randy Wilhelm and Rob Reinders co-founded Thinkronize, and the company quickly became a leader in the digital delivery of K-12 educational content. The founders held a belief that technology can transform education, and Thinkronize was first to market with its standards-based educational search engine, called netTrekker.d.i. The product has beome a top-rated educational search engine in K-12 schools, delivering more than 300,000 educator-selected, safe, digital resources to desktops, helping students and educators spend less time searching for resources and more time focused on learning.
As teachers and students embrace the educational potential of the Internet, Thinkronize has seen an upswing in schools investing in Web-safe tools. Thinkronize currently has a 20 percent market penetration of U.S. schools and is experiencing record year-over-year growth.
Peers, educators, and parents have honored Thinkronize and netTrekker over 25 times for their contribution to education. In 2007, netTrekker d.i. was named the Best Education Solution in SIIA's prestigious CODiE award competition. In addition, Thinkronize was named to the 2007 Inc. 5000 and 2006 Inc. 500 lists as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The company currently serves over 12 million students in all 50 states.