Finally, they are here! In a process that began last September, LearnLaunch has sorted through hundreds of edtech startups to chose the nine joining our accelerator program today. They are some of the hottest edtech startups from around the world, and have moved to Boston to take part in our Boost program.

Without further adieu, here are the nine startups:

  • BlocksCAD (Boston, MA) – A blocks-based, programmatic, computer aided design tool that enables K-12 students to create their own objects that can be easily 3D printed.
  • Choosito! (Philadelphia, PA) – An NSF funded student search engine tool with enhanced filters for safety, reading level and subject area, providing schools with the ability to personalize and monitor student access to high quality free resources.
  • Creatr. (New York City, NY) – A knowledge and mentorship platform for the creative industries that pairs interactive live-streaming sessions with on-demand 1:1 consultations to empower the next generation of creative professionals.
  • Entri (Cochin, India) –  A plug-and-play test prep platform for competitive exams in India. 400+ teachers and 35k+ students have used Entri with more than 8 million attempted questions by students to date.
  • LearnBolt (Boston, MA) – A new breed of mobile training that changes the way business knowledge is  collected, organized, and shared  to meet the needs of today’s “Now” information age.
  • Schola (Phoenix, AZ) – An edtech company focused on streamlining the recruitment and enrollment process for all public and private Pre-K through 12 schools.
  • SchoolHack (Bristol, VT) – The first student-driven innovative personalized learning platform LiFT™  ​that works across whole districts to ​transform mindsets, break down silos, and empowers students to take charge of their learning.
  • The Wealth Factory (Washington, DC) – Designs financial literacy edtech games. Its first game, Credit Stacker, the only credit game in the world, teaches people how to manage and interpret credit reports.
  • Unruly Studios (Boston, MA) – Formerly known as JumpSmart, Unruly Studios challenges kids ages 6-12 to make their own rules for creative play by learning to code physical objects that interact with the world.

These nine companies service a wide array of markets including: K-12, higher education, early education, and continuing education markets, and  were selected following a highly competitive application process. They’ll be taking up residence in Boston for the next four months as part of the accelerator. Each startup can receive up to $70k in funding to continue to expand their footprint and impact in the broader learning environment.

“When we start a new program, we are always amazed by the diversity of innovative approaches in edtech,” said  LearnLaunch Partner, Jean Hammond. “Each entrepreneur spots an area where change is needed and many find innovative ways to enter the market, with the result of better educational outcomes.”

There will be plenty of chances for you to meet them. The first is on Tuesday night during our next LearnLaunch Meetup.