Thanks to the advent of the Internet and the progress made by technology, education has become more accessible than ever, in part due to the numerous startups that have emerged in this field. At the beginning of February 2014, Crunchies organized their 7th annual award ceremony, where they nominated some of the best startups and Silicon Valley companies in a range of fields, from education and health to hardware and social impact. Based on their results, we would like to present you with the top 5 startups in education. Their selection process involved selecting 5 startups and companies for each category, based on suggestions received from the public; the startups that had received the most nominations made it to the top 5. Afterwards, the public was once again asked to vote for their favorite. Below, you can find a short overview of each of the education startups that made it to Crunchies’ short-list. Let’s take a look at the countdown.