Brief

Boston incubator looking for 8 ed-tech startups

Dive Brief:

  • LearnLaunch Accelerator in Boston is planning to invest in up to eight startup education technology companies.
  • Each startup will receive $18,000, a three-month residential program at LearnLaunch Campus, an ed-tech startup co-working building space in Boston, mentoring, discounted services, and networking opportunities.
  • LearnLaunch has invested in 13 companies so far, graduating two series of its “classes,” and involved more than 60 mentors in the program. The class it is now recruiting will start in February.

Dive Insight:

The LearnLaunch umbrella covers LearnLaunch Accelerator, which has a privately raised microfund to help the startups develop; LearnLaunch Campus, the ed tech incubator space in Boston that houses 30 companies; and LearnLaunch Institute, a non-profit organization that holds ed tech conferences and other events, along with managing a job board. LearnLaunch Accelerator alumni include Gradeable, which helps teachers scan in, digitize and grade their student’s work; EduCanon, a tool that harnesses existing online videos for individualized lessons; and Cognii, maker of an online essay assessment tool.

Filed Under: Higher Ed K12 Technology
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