A UNIQUE COLLABORATION
ETS® and LearnLaunch Accelerator are joining forces. Together they represent nearly 80 years of expertise and industry leading work in education with ETS setting the standard for research and assessment and LearnLaunch Accelerator, the premier go-to-market advisors for early stage companies.
This new partnership ushers in the future of edtech support programs for entrepreneurial companies providing go-to-market expertise and educational research. Utilizing intensive human capital, milestone-driven strategies, research design and an unprecedented level of in kind services, companies will exit the program on a path to enter the market and deliver effective learning outcomes.
THE FOUNDING PARTNERS
* A note from ETS
ETS has chosen to create its own edtech accelerator in partnership with LearnLaunch Accelerator – a leader in the edtech accelerator space. Our mission is to help advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services. We believe in the power of learning and strive to provide innovative and meaningful solutions and services.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC ® tests, the GRE ® tests and The Praxis Series ® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 10,000 locations worldwide.
While ETS has many strengths in the education and assessment space, were looking for collaborators who can bring new capabilities and technology to market. We feel that by playing a deeper role within the ecosystem, and partnering with others, especially entrepreneurs, we can increase our collective impact and reach in education. By leveraging edtech as a tool to help unleash human potential and foster better learning and assessment, we not only advance our mission but the mission of others.
In partnering with LearnLaunch, the leading edtech accelerator, companies and entrepreneurs who apply to the program will receive over 76 years of combined mentorship, research, knowledge and expertise. Startups are tackling real world problems every day and together we can help solve these problems.
* A note from LearnLaunch Accelerator
LearnLaunch Accelerator is excited to build an edtech accelerator in collaboration with ETS. The level of resources we can bring to startups together will aid in meeting our mission to improve teaching and learning by growing great education technology companies.
LearnLaunch Accelerator is part of the LearnLaunch family. Together the non-profit, LearnLaunch Institute: the collaborative, LearnLaunch Campus: and the innovative, LearnLaunch Accelerator have created an education innovation hub in Boston bringing together the New England region. The idea is that innovation adopters and solution creators need to work together, learning from one another to drive change in education. We believe in expanding access to learning that is engaging, personalized, and effective. Edtech is a critical component of achieving this vision at scale
Despite the development of successful methods to drive market entry and product focus, many of the startups participating in the LearnLaunch Accelerator need further validation with efficacy testing, pedagogical methods and more. Already, ETS has provided a range of supports to the companies in LearnLaunch Accelerator Fund II, as an active investor and company advisor in that fund. Focusing on companies through specific industry themes will allow better efficiency in that process. Since the companies will be located on the ETS campus for part of the program they can develop effective work and mentoring relationships with teams at the headquarters of the larges educational assessment non-profit in the world.
The technical developments, research, and market forces that create the growing opportunity for innovation in education and training is happening at all levels. The new LearnLaunch Accelerator and ETS collaboration will provide unprecedented levels of support to innovative, market-changing companies.