Education startup Pocket Tales, originally one of Bloomington IN tech company SproutBox’s “sprouts,” has been awarded top prize at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Global Education Challenge. A part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Innovation Fund, the challenge aims to bring together innovators to improve education on a global scale. Pocket Tales took first place honors in a field of ideas submitted from 23 countries and 37 states.

In addition to winning the award, Pocket Tales will also receive $125,000 in cash and prizes, including $25,000 in books to be given to a school of the company’s choosing. Pocket Tales has also been awarded a distribution partnership with the learning company. To learn more about the Global Education Challenge, head to the official website here.

Pocket Tales is an incentives-based learning platform that encourages reading through rewards and interactions. Now located in Indianapolis, Pocket Tales was originally developed at SproutBox, a venture capital firm for tech startups located in Bloomington. For more information about Pocket Tales, go to their website here. To read more about SproutBox, visit their website here.