Learnlaunch selects 5 EdTech startup companies

April 9, 2020

A 12-week accelerator program, the Boost Plus program aims to help EdTech startup companies develop a strategy and growth plan

Learnlaunch selects 5 EdTech startup companies

Learnlaunch has selected 5 EdTech startup companies to join its 23-week accelerator program.  This is in response to a surge in demand for EdTech products and services that provide home learning opportunities.  The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a new wave of innovation in the EdTech industry and investment from venture capital firms, as well as companies operating accelerator and incubator programs.

Learnlaunch is an example of an accelerator and incubator program that is very active at this time.  Based in Boston, Massachusetts, it currently connects 71 companies with over 175 mentors.  Learnlaunch operates three accelerator programs: Boost, Boost Plus and BreakTHROUGH.  Boost was created to support EdTech entrepreneurs in developing their ideas and strategy.  BreakTHROUGH was designed to help established companies realise their growth and expansion plans.

Learnlaunch recently announced the selection of five EdTech companies which will join its next program: Boost Plus Cohort 11.

Immersed Games

An early stage EdTech startup, Immersed Games creates educational games to help students learn about STEM.  Its flagship product is Tyto Online: https://www.tytoonline.com/

Peerceptiv

Backed by research, the Peerceptiv platform enables students to peer-assess and develop the quality of their work.

More info here: https://www.peerceptiv.com/how-it-works/

Jobspeaker

A jobs platform, Jobspeaker is aiming to create a better connection between education and employment.

More info here: https://jobspeaker.com/about/

Riff Analytics

Designed to help small groups collaborate more efficiently, the platform provides real-time feedback gathered and processed from video.

More info here: https://www.riffanalytics.ai/

Solfeg.io

An app that helps students learn to play instruments by showing musical notation based on the songs they like to listen to.

More info here: https://solfeg.io/

“ As the world changes rapidly in response to COVID-19, traditional education delivery is changing precipitously…We’ve been talking about ‘the future of education’ for too long and now the future is here. Unfortunately, education systems are underprepared. Technology can, eventually, aid in the delivery and communication for every learner — the gaps are more apparent now than ever before. This cohort features companies supporting this physical to digital transition across k-12, higher ed, and workforce.  ” Jean Hammond, General Partner, LearnLaunch Accelerator

Learnlaunch also provides a list of the 66 companies that it has previously worked with, which it describes as being part of its alumni.  Over $2M has been invested over a 7 year period.  The companies range from early education through to adult education and the workplace.

Follow this link to learn more about Learnlaunch and the programs it offers: https://learnlaunch.com/accelerator/

You can learn more about EdTech here: https://www.global-edtech.com/edtech-definitions-products-and-trends/