We're proud to announce that The 2024 EdTech Awards have named Dr. Lauren Sanchez Gilbert as the 2024 Founder/CEO - Startup of the Year and that Arly was recognized as a “Cool Tool” Finalist for Best Administrative Solution.

The EdTech Awards

Celebrating its 14th year, The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest, are the world’s largest award program dedicated to education technology. The awards recognize outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Leadership That Lights The Way: CEO Startup of the Year Winner

The EdTech Awards recognition of Dr. Lauren Sanchez Gilbert as the 2024 CEO - Startup of the Year for her visionary leadership is a moment of intense pride for our entire team! As the driving force behind the shift from a direct service youth program provider to a youth activity management platform, Lauren’s dedication and leadership have been transformative in empowering the youth sector with innovative solutions. 

About the honor, Lauren said, “I'm humbled to be recognized as EdTech Digest’s Founder/CEO – Startup of the Year and that our Arly team’s tireless work is recognized by the leading edtech thought leadership platform.”

Innovative “Cool Tools”: Best Administrative Solution Finalist

For the second consecutive year, Arly has been recognized as an EdTech Awards Cool Tool Finalist. Unlike any solution on the market today, Arly unifies all the ingredients proven to run high-quality youth programs into a single platform. 

“Arly was purpose-built given our first-hand experience and evidence– we know what keeps customers up at night because we’ve walked in their shoes. We are constantly curious and rigorous about understanding how to drive quality outcomes. Along with our customers’ feedback, we scour the preponderance of evidence to inform our continued development of features and functionality,” said CEO, Dr. Lauren Sanchez Gilbert. “We’re committed to youth outcomes and providing program leaders, staff and families with evidence-based strategies and tools. Our mission goes beyond award-winning software, it’s about ensuring all children have access to high-quality experiences that can change the trajectory of their life.”

With these honors, Arly is proud to be amongst the ranks of past and current power house awardees in the education technology industry including Adobe, Blackboard, PowerSchool, Skillsoft, and more.


EdTech Digest, a leading source of cool tools, interviews, and trends showcasing the future of learning — annually honors the best and brightest people, products and groups working in edtech with The EdTech Awards. Cool Tool, Leadership, and Trendsetter honorees span the K-12, Higher Ed, and Skills & Workforce sectors.