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October 15th, 2013
Press Release: LearnLaunchX Accelerator Opens Applications for Second Edtech Program
BOSTON, MA, October 15 – LearnLaunchX today opened applications to its second edtech accelerator program, which will host up to eight early stage companies for an intensive three-month immersive program in Boston starting on February 10, 2014. The application deadline is November 22, 2013.
LearnLaunchX’s accelerator program is designed to help early stage edtech entrepreneurs successfully grow their startups. Selected companies will participate in a three-month residential program in Boston, MA and will receive seed funding, mentoring, free working space, strategic guidance, and access to the investment community. Entrepreneurs emerge with the strategies, creativity, and tenacity to successfully develop, launch and win adoption for their digital learning solutions.
“Education technology startups face a unique set of challenges that require a specialized skillset to grow and succeed,” said Asad Butt, Operations Director of LearnLaunchX. “Our team has leaders who have worked in schools systems, have powerful relationships across edtech, and have a track record of bringing edtech products to market.”
Companies will be chosen based on their impact on the learning community, originality, management team experience, and potential for growth. Successful applicants will share LearnLaunchX team’s passion for creating to create transformative solutions that address both the challenges in education and the emerging market opportunities.
“LearnLaunchX was exactly what I needed to take my company to the next level,” said Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder of Listen Edition, and member of LearnLaunchX’s inaugural cohort. “I loved the quality and caliber of experts they brought to us for seminars, hands-on workshops and mentorship. ”
“LearnLaunchX has been tremendously valuable to Cognii in terms of visibility, mentoring and connections to key stakeholders in the edtech industry,” said Dharmendra Kanejiya, founder of Cognii. “I would highly recommend that any budding entrepreneur participate in LearnLaunchX’s next cohort.”
More information about the program and the application requirements can be found on LearnLaunchX’s website.
LearnLaunchX is an edtech accelerator dedicated to growing great education companies. Based in the Boston area, often referred to as the world’s education capital, LearnLaunchX provides select companies with seed funding, workspace, an unmatched team of mentors with deep domain experience and relationships, direct access to the learning marketplace and strategic advantages in navigating successive funding, growth, market entry and exit cycles. http://learnlaunchx.com/