Ed-tech accelerator will focus on STEM development

By Laura Devaney
August 12th, 2015

New program will accelerate technology development to address gaps in K-12 education

technology-fundNewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm, has launched NewSchools Ignite, an education technology accelerator that will support entrepreneurs tackling the most pressing gaps in K-12 education technology.

NewSchools Ignite’s first initiative, the Science Learning Challenge, is now open to companies and nonprofits building technologies that support students’ development of science and engineering skills.

It will distribute up to $1.5 million in grants to up to 15 challenge winners building digital tools that enhance science learning. Individual grants will range from $50,000-$150,000, depending on product stage.

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