U of T education startup Kira Talent is among the 27 women-led startups selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America Class of 2021.

The Class of 2021 is composed of 27 high-growth companies owned and led by women across the US and Canada, spanning a variety of industries. This year’s class has a strong showing of founders focused on sustainability, with companies offering solutions to industrial food waste, innovative power generators, energy-saving electromechanics and eco-friendly baby products. The founders are also concentrated on tech-driven solutions across industries ranging from higher education to leadership coaching, health and wellness, and more. The entrepreneurs selected for the program showed a level of ingenuity, strategy and grit that stood out from the crowd.

Co-founded by Emilie Cushman, Kira Talent is one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies in the higher education technology space, helping admissions teams effectively identify applicants who will succeed in their program. Kira works with over 750 university programs around the world, including several Ivy League institutions, to reshape the admissions process into a holistic experience while reducing admissions fraud and reviewer bias.

Meet the class of 2021.