co.lab, the edtech accelerator created by Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund focused on developing innovative learning games, announced today a second cohort of companies for its four-month program.
The batch includes:
BrainQuake, which delivers personalized, adaptive mobile math apps on a proprietary platform with performance dashboards and analytics.
Kid Bunch, an e-toy studio creating digital adventures, toys and interactive stories for the family.
Kiko Labs, which combines game design and cognitive neuroscience to create training programs to help children develop critical skills like attention and reasoning.
Pixowl, which develops The Sandbox, an educative world-building game offering creative possibilities in crafting, pixel art, chiptunes music, contraptions, etc.
Timbuktu, which creates mobile games that help children stay fit and healthy.
TinyTap, which is creating a platform that allows users to design personalized educational games and learn from games shared by the community.
CourseMaster, which provides an application platform for online/offline education.
Led by by Executive Director Esteban Sosnik, co.lab provides gaming startups with up to $50k, desk space and access to tools, best practices, and mentorship from an advisor network, which includes professionals, entrepreneurs, educators and venture capitalists to build educational technologies for PK-12 students and teachers.
The companies will co-locate in co.lab’s space at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters for the program, which runs through July 2014.
Launched in September 2013, the accelerator’s first cohort included Kidaptive, Locomotive Labs, Motion Math, Pluto Media and Edmodo.