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Engage your students. Youtopia's digital rewards system will get your students to go the extra mile, or ten.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Youtopia is an engagement platform that uses points, badges, and leaderboards to make education immersive and fun. Gamificaiton, utilizing badging as a tool to increase student engagement is our foundation. Behavioral studies reveal that a core set of intrinsic motivators exists in all of us. Youtopia’s proven, outcome-driven learning experience provides a new way for students' success rates to climb both in and out of the classroom.


  • Mr. Schnapper, 41, has built success across industries including disruptive technology, green manufacturing, strategic consulting, and 501c3s. As Youtopia’s CEO, he brings natural leadership and a passion for creatively solving the important problems of the world. He is humbled to be working among seasoned Youtopians to translate profitability into real-world impact.

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    Jacqueline Edelberg
    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Ms. Edelberg, 39, is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and has been a driving force behind school reform in Chicago for many years. A featured blogger ( and co-author of “How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance”. Ms. Edelberg has been a consulted for numerous school districts, civic groups, foundations, universities and parent organizations on how public schools and reformers can galvanize co

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    Rayna Yaker

Previous Investors

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    Shawn Reigsecker, Howard Tullman (G23TV), Mayor Richard Daley (Tur Partners), Lori T. Healey, Alan Matthew (Tribal Ventures), Jay Livingston, Kevin Saedi, Stelios Valavanis.