GREAT EXPECTATIONS: We plead the fifth when folks ask us which companies we'd place our bets on. But according to Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the two startups "most likely to succeed" are Cogent Education, developer of interactive biology exercises, and Listen Current, which is on a mission to bring public radio stories to classroom instruction. The awards were announced at SIIA's annual Education Business Forum in New York City. Cogent also racked up the "Most Innovative" and "Faculty Choice" awards. More about the winners and finalists; we did some digging on SIIA's past winners here.