LearnLaunch hosted its annual Summer Showcase event on Thursday, July 28, where more than 150 attendees came to check out and test some of the latest products coming out of the edtech ecosystem.

EdTech company 30hands presenting at their table

With 25 startups exhibiting, the room was buzzing all night. Educators, entrepreneurs, investors, and general attendees made their way around the space to see demos and prototypes of products and engage in conversations with founders about their companies.

“Lots of great companies to look at [tonight]” attendee Dustin Manocha, Founder & CEO of Nearpeer said. “I love the community of edtech companies LearnLaunch brings together”.

Bryanne Leaming, CEO and Founder of Unruly Studios standing with a prototype of their first product

Nine of these startups demoing had just completed LearnLaunch Accelerator’s Boost program. After three months of refining pitches, building financial models, and improving products, the night was their chance to present to the public what they’ve achieved during their time in the program.

“The showcase was a great event bringing together some of the best minds and ventures from the Boston edtech community!” said Bryanne Leaming, CEO of Unruly Studios. “LearnLaunch has been crucial in helping us grow our team and prepare for our upcoming crowdfunding campaign, as well as to achieve our long-term goal of getting kids engaged in Active STEM Play!”

Each of the presenting startups also gave one minute pitches, giving each attendee the opportunity to fully grasp the diversity of products at the showcase. Presenters included:

Steven Shapiro, Hannah Nyren, and Asad Butt during The Capital Network’s EdTech Discussion

To add to the night, The Capital Network hosted an edtech round table discussion with Academic Merit CEO and venture investor Steven Shapiro, EdTech Times General Manager Hannah Nyren, and LearnLaunch

Accelerator Partner Asad Butt. Some topics of discussion were how edtech has changed in the past 10 years, trends happening in the edtech ecosystem right now, and the best ways for edtech companies to grown.

If you are interested in testing out any of the products, feel free to email me and I’ll connect you to the startups!