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LearnLaunch Accelerator, a leading education technology startup program, today announced the four participants of its inaugural BREAKTHROUGH program, and its fifth cohort of companies. LearnLaunch Accelerator selects companies based on their potential to achieve scalable business models in the education sector, as well as their impact on society and the broader learning environment. The BREAKTHROUGH program is a shortened version of LearnLaunch’s traditional accelerator program and is geared towards more mature or international startups.

The following companies were selected to participate in the inaugural BREAKTHROUGH program:

  • Chalk Talk (Boston, MA) – Helping students achieve scores in standardized exams and school subjects.
  • EduMetrics (Boston, MA) – Improving the way schools gather, report and make use of data to drive decision-making.
  • Riipen (Vancouver, Canada) – The experiential education platform that connects students to companies.
  • Zulama (Pittsburgh, PA) – Zulama is an engaging way to teach coding and game development to middle and high schools everywhere.

With a diverse team of over 130 industry-savvy mentors providing support, the companies will emerge from the program clear on the next steps to achieve scale. The LearnLaunch Accelerator BREAKTHROUGH program will culminate with a Demo Day on June 15, 2016, when startups will pitch their companies.