THE LEADING EDTECH STARTUP PROGRAM
LearnLaunch Accelerator is the leading edtech startup accelerator. After a highly selective application process, LearnLaunch Accelerator provides the most promising edtech startups worldwide with seed funding, an unmatched team of mentors, intensive coaching and all the tools needed to grow a successful edtech startup.
We believe our companies will create enormous value in the education sector, which is 9% of the U.S. economy and growing rapidly around the world. Our entrepreneurs are passionate about student engagement and learning, as well as empowering educators with great tools and solutions. We are focused on getting them the resources they need to grow.
TWO PROGRAMS, CUSTOMIZED FOR WHERE YOU ARE IN THE JOURNEY
The LearnLaunch Accelerator program is a three-month program designed to help early stage edtech entrepreneurs successfully grow their startups. Founders participate in a residential program in Boston, Massachusetts, where they are immersed in a community of like-minded professionals committed to helping them grow their businesses. The goal of LearnLaunch Accelerator is to advance the product and market development process so that entrepreneurs will be able to secure the resources they need to grow. LearnLaunch Accelerator provides seed funding ($100k of value – $18k in cash – for 6% equity) for companies selected to its cohort. Participating companies meet weekly with mentors who push them to identify and take the most leveraged next steps to grow their products and companies. During the program, companies regularly interact with leading edtech experts. LearnLaunch Accelerator has also developed an edtech-focused curriculum that provides tremendous insight into how to navigate the education industry.
During the first month LearnLaunch Accelerator works with companies to test their key assumptions and then develop an individual work plan. During the second month, founders work with their mentors on company-specific issues, such as customer interaction, user interface design, and product development. In the final month of the program, founders develop an action plan, including strategies for launching their product, expanding their company, and pitching to investors.
LearnLaunch Accelerator continues to guide and support companies for three months after they finish the accelerator program to help them grow their startups into thriving companies.
The next Accelerator program will be held in Fall ‘16.
If you have questions about the Accelerator program, contact Asad.
LEARNLAUNCH BREAKTHROUGH PROGRAM
For companies with bit more traction, LearnLaunch Accelerator’s BREAKTHROUGH Program is designed to help early stage education technology companies by providing critical access to strategic partners and financing entities. Your company is beyond seed stage, and we realize that as you gain momentum it becomes more difficult to join our campus for an extended period. That’s why BREAKTHROUGH is structured to provide assistance specific to the needs of your company, and to provide it in a condensed and intensive timeframe. We do more upfront before your arrival, so that we can provide a distilled four-week boot camp while you’re here.
Beyond introductions, we can help you leverage those connections to your greatest advantage. LearnLaunch Accelerator provides intensive company-specific workshops in areas such as business model optimization, finance, and product roadmapping. Success is about being prepared when opportunity strikes. BREAKTHROUGH helps you prepare for exceptional opportunities.
If you have questions about the BREAKTHROUGH program, please contact Asad.