Boston, MA-based LearnLaunchX has just announced the eight early stage companies that will join the first edition of its three-month ed tech accelerator program.
– Listen Edition, which curates public radio stories and builds custom lesson plans round them that are written to the Common Core and aligned with state standards.
– Gradeable, which provides a new assessment and feedback tool that helps teachers give students smarter, faster feedback and reduces their overall workload;
– Cognii, which leverages natural language processing technology to enable automatic assessment of students’ essay answers;
– Empow Learning, which provides a a successful STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) afterschool and summer program that enables kids in grades 4-10 to create and build using technology to make lasting contributions to their own futures and to the world around them;
– Createbiz, an online business school and professional development network for the creative economy;
– Countdown, a planning tool for creating Common Core-aligned instruction that allows teachers and districts to map standards by day across the school year, link curricular resources, share calendars, manage changes and create a record of what is taught;
– eduCanon, a provider of tools to create on-line direct instruction that links videos, assessments and student interaction, and lets teachers identify and track students’ grasp of concepts;
– Intellify Learning, a provider of a standards-based instrumentation framework for online course developers and schools, curriculum and learning designers, and ed tech application developers.
Led by Eileen Rudden, Partner and Co-Founder, LearnLaunchX provides a total of $350k including seed funding, facilities and infrastructure support, and strategic guidance from LearnLaunchX mentors, a team of technology and education entrepreneurs, policy influencers, education channels executives and professional resources.