LearnLaunch Accelerator, Boston’s leading education technology startup program, announced today that it’s now accepting applications for its fall 2015 cohort class. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 30, 2015.
“We are seeing steady growth of the startup edtech ecosystem in Boston, creating technologies to transform learning in K-12, higher-ed environments, and educational infrastructure,” said Liam Pisano, Managing Director at LearnLaunch. “From around the world, the best and brightest entrepreneurs continue to come to LearnLaunch to get strategic help and insight into how to navigate the education industry.”
Now in its third year, the LearnLaunch Accelerator program is a business accelerator designed to help grow education technology businesses, drive innovation, and transform learning. After a highly selective process, up to eight edtech startups are chosen to participate in a four-month intensive residential program at LearnLaunch Campus, Boston’s only co-working space dedicated to edtech startups. The unique industry-specific program provides the companies with $18K in seed funding, industry-specific mentors, more than $50K in free office space and discounted services, networking opportunities, and intensive, hands-on mentoring and personalized support, making it one of the leading programs focused solely on the needs of the edtech startup. The program attracts over 90 mentors that are influencers and thought leaders from the business, government, and education sectors.
Launched in 2013, the LearnLaunch Accelerator program has invested in 19 companies in the education technology sector; today over 600,000 students, teachers and alumni are using their products. Alumni include Listen Current, eduCanon, CueThink, Hstry, and uConnect. The companies range from identity management to authentic assessment, medical recertification to 3D toys, grammar apps to tools for special education, and much more. You can find out additional information about the LearnLaunch portfolio of startups here.
The four-month program will begin in September 2015. LearnLaunch is looking for companies with unique, disruptive, scalable businesses with a large potential for growth, a high impact on education, and an experienced founding team. To learn more or to apply, please visit www.learnlaunch.com.