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A startup that creates online courses that teach people how to do common home repairs
A startup that wants to combine the accessibility and fun of YouTube with the technical accuracy and depth of a college course
A startup that provides an online course on how to build an online business
This is an online course platform for language learners. The startup is starting with Spanish, and is planning to expand to Italian and French.
A startup that provides tools, courses, and certifications to help people get into real estate investing
A platform that allows users to easily build online courses without writing code or creating webpages or videos. The company says it has 15,000 customers, including Udemy, Coursera, and Lynda.com, and has raised $1.5M.
A startup that sells physical books and online courses to help people with public speaking
A startup that provides a service to help people in developing countries access and learn from courses on Udemy
A startup that lets people write to their local news outlets and broadcast their thoughts and ideas to the public, akin to what the Snapchat Discover platform does for millennials. The twist, of course, is that these broadcasts are live and recorded.
A startup that allows users to create an online course (and charge for it)
A New York-based startup that claims to be the first in the world to offer a virtual reality-based storytelling course designed for the music industry.
A startup that sells an online course about economics, with the idea that it will help people make better decisions in life The course will contain interviews with prominent economists
Idea: A platform for hosting online courses. The startup says it has a 45% course completion rate, with a 6% course drop rate.
This is a platform for students to sign up for courses at their college. The company offers an online service through which students can track their courses and take them at their own pace.
"A startup that helps companies build, manage, and promote online courses and content. The company is also building a learning platform for companies that want to offer online courses.
An online course marketplace that delivers college-level courses online, for a fraction of the price of on-campus courses.
Idea: A workflow management tool for the development of media-rich e-learning courses
A startup that serves as the “Netflix for creative work” for businesses, featuring music and video as well as online-only courses.
New York City-based startup that helps schools manage their online course catalogs and payments.
A platform for building online courses and learning from them, with support for webinars, video, and interactive learning, as well as with tools for instructors.
A multi-level marketing tool for online courses, which allows users to create courses, and then sell access to them — similar to sites like Udemy.
A company that develops curriculum and training courses for dog owners
A platform that helps users build their own online courses, with the startup already building a library of courses for Udemy.
A startup that offers online courses for people to learn how to become a professional coder
This startup is a “personal budgeting solution” for freelancers. The idea is to make it easier to see how much money you’ve made and how much you’ve spent over the course of your career and to make it easier to plan spending.
A platform for selling online courses and subscriptions, allowing students to take online courses for credit and work towards certifications.
A platform that helps colleges and universities manage and share course-related data. The company claims to have over 300 clients, and at present has over 10M enrolled students.
A startup that makes it easy for students to make their own online courses, based on the business model of Udemy. It gives them the ability to create their own courses and sell them.
A “web as a service” product that allows users to create and sell their own online courses. The startup is currently rated 6.0 on the web-hosting site SitePoint.
Digital training for self-driving cars, with courses that teach people how to become better drivers.
A company that builds smartphone apps for students, giving them access to course materials on the go.
A place where you can find courses in the US on everything from wine to yoga to machine learning.
-A software tool that allows anyone to build an online course.
This startup helps small businesses build websites from scratch using HTML5, CSS, and Google Fonts. The startup takes care of things like a logo, social media, fancy blog posts, and of course, the website itself. The startup is based in New York.
This company wants to be a payment platform for businesses that want to accept cards from both Visa and Mastercard, including Square of course.
A “HR SaaS” for companies looking to manage employee training by creating custom courses, delivering them to an employee’s desktop, or by hooking up with an instructor.
As an online continuing education course for lawyers, this startup is hoping to enable higher education for lawyers without charging tuition.
Vela is an online tool that helps teachers organize and track student progress in their courses and subjects, in an effort to improve how teachers teach and students learn.
A software platform aimed at building and managing community-focused online courses.
A platform that allows people to make their own films, with courses and software to help them make their own learning videos.
A tool that helps you manage your courses and courses of study, along with the borrowing and loan information for each. It’s currently available on the web, but will be coming to iOS and Android.
A developer of software that teaches programmers how to be better at data visualization, developing and releasing new courses in the field.
A platform for building and selling online courses. The startup is a Y Combinator alum.
A video game that teaches how to drive a car. Players control a virtual car and drive around a course, following the rules of the road, and avoiding obstacles such as other cars and pedestrians. The game is meant for the very beginning of novice drivers, teaching them to drive without the risk of crashing.
Seed funding for a free online course on investing in Chinese stock markets and investing in Chinese businesses.
Of course, that’s just a sampling. And some of these companies are still in the idea stage, so they might not turn into actual businesses. But this list shows that there’s a lot of revenue to be made building new tools for the online world. Now it’s up to entrepreneurs to decide what sorts of products to build.
This startup helps companies build, price and sell online courses. It charges from $5 to $50000 per month, and has seen $1.5 million in tuition so far. The company says they’ve built over 10,000 online courses.
A web app that helps users find the best online courses to take based on their goals, learning styles, and learning preferences.
Codeacademy is a web-based learning platform that allows users to complete online courses. The company raised $1.4 million in Series A funding in July 2015.
A company that builds automated tools for teams that create online courses.
A startup that helps people learn to speak other languages. The startup aims to use gamification and gamified courses to help people learn foreign languages.
Provide an online marketplace for online courses to give students more choices when deciding what to take.
A cloud-based music course marketplace that takes a subscription model. The startup is also building a platform to help artists control their rights, manage their catalog, and sell their music.
A new way for producers of e-learning to add interactive content to their courses.
A startup that offers online courses to help people learn languages, with plans to launch in the fall of 2020.
A platform to help users get paid for sharing their professional expertise. Users provide their expertise and get paid for it, and can also create paid courses.
A platform for online courses, such as Udemy and Coursera, to operate in a legal grey area. The company wants to help them get more funding and reduce risk of litigation.
A video-based training software that lets instructors teach interactive video courses to anyone via a mobile device.
A company that makes “online courses for learning,” through which they claim to offer more material than traditional universities. They offer more than 1,000 courses on topics like machine learning, data science, and more.
Idea: Course builder for the World Economic Forum
Idea: A platform for businesses to create custom e-learning courses Their clients include IBM, Lufthansa and CNBC
Idea: Online courses for teaching the basics of programming
Idea: A startup that aims to help people learn to code through a combination of chatbots and online courses The company’s founders say they’re currently working on an AI-powered chatbot that can make coding exercises more interesting
Idea: LiveEdu is building a platform that helps people learn how to create online courses They have 10,000 creators who have built courses on the platform and are raising $120,000 a month
Idea: A startup that helps subscription companies sell online courses more effectively. The company is currently working with companies like The Great Courses, Lynda and Udemy, offering their software at no cost.
Idea: A startup that allows users to create and sell their own video courses. The service is free, and it makes money by taking a cut of any courses that users sell.
Idea: This startup is building an anonymous social network that focuses on autodidactic content, like tutorials and courses.
Idea: A startup for organizing course reading materials, meant to help students read more.
Idea: A startup for training and certification courses for Google’s G Suite productivity tools.
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