ALL AROUND THE WORLD: 360 companies across the globe applied for the inaugural Global Edtech Startups Awards, a multi-round competition organized by six incubators that span four continents. North America swept the finals, which took place Sept. 15 in Tel Aviv. Taking the top spot is BrightBytes, the San Francisco-based developer of a data analysis and planning platform for schools. Canadian company, SpongeLab, a science education platform took second place; EdPuzzle, a video editing tool for teacher, rounded out the podium. India's NittioLearn, a learning apps creation tool, won crowd favorite.