9 Edtech Startups to Join LearnLaunch’s 2017 Cohort

Growing a startup in the edtech space can be extremely challenging. From adoption and educating the end user to regulation and dealing with school systems, there are constant road bumps founders need to overcome.

At Boston-based edtech accelerator LearnLaunch, they are hyper-focused on expanding innovation in this industry and help startups by providing seed funding, mentorship, personal development and a network filled with educational experts to help them grow. Alumni of the accelerator include Cramfighter, Edumetrics, Cognii and Cuethink.

For 2017, LearnLaunch is bringing on 9 new cohorts to join the Boost program who will receive up to $70k in funding to continue to expand their footprint and impact in the broader learning environment and reside in Boston for the next four months. The startups come from a variety of markets including: K-12, higher education, early education, and continuing education.

BlocksCAD (Boston, MA)

This company created 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)

This company is 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 OER resources.

Creatr (New York City, NY)

Creatr is a knowledge and mentorship platform for the creative industries with a unique bi-modal system that pairs interactive live-streaming with on-demand 1:1 consultations.

Entry (Cochin, India)

Entry is 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)

This company provides 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)

Schola is an edtech company focused on streamlining the recruitment and enrollment process for all public and private preK-12 schools.

SchoolHack (Bristol, VT)

SchoolHack is the first student-driven innovative personalized learning platform, LiFT™  ​that works across whole districts to ​transform mindsets, break down silos, and empower students to take charge of their learning.

The Wealth Factory (Washington, DC)

This startup 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)

Unruly Studios (formerly known as JumpSmart) challenges kids ages 6-12 to make their own rules for creative play by learning to code physical objects that interact with the world.

Read more about edtech startups around the country at Tech.Co.

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.
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