SOURCE: LearnLaunch


April 27, 2016 12:48 ET

LearnLaunch Accelerator Names Four Edtech Startups to Its Inaugural Breakthrough Program

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 27, 2016) - LearnLaunch Accelerator, a leading education technology startup program, today announced the four participants of its inaugural BREAKTHROUGH program, and its fifth cohort of companies. LearnLaunch Accelerator selects companies based on their potential to achieve scalable business models in the education sector, as well as their impact on society and the broader learning environment. The BREAKTHROUGH program is a shortened version of LearnLaunch's traditional accelerator program and is geared towards more mature or international startups. 

The following companies were selected to participate in the inaugural BREAKTHROUGH program:

  • Chalk Talk (Boston, MA) - Helping students achieve scores in standardized exams and school subjects.

  • EduMetrics (Boston, MA) - Improving the way schools gather, report and make use of data to drive decision-making.

  • Riipen (Vancouver, Canada) - The experiential education platform that connects students to companies.

  • Zulama (Pittsburgh, PA) - Zulama is an engaging way to teach coding and game development to middle and high schools everywhere.

With a diverse team of over 130 industry-savvy mentors providing support, the companies will emerge from the program clear on the next steps to achieve scale. The LearnLaunch Accelerator BREAKTHROUGH program will culminate with a Demo Day on June 15, 2016, when startups will pitch their companies.

About LearnLaunch Accelerator Breakthrough
LearnLaunch Accelerator is the leading edtech startup program dedicated to helping grow successful education technology businesses. After a highly selective application process, LearnLaunch Accelerator provides the most promising edtech startups worldwide with an unmatched team of mentors, intensive coaching program personalized for each entrepreneur, and all the tools needed to grow a successful edtech startup. The LearnLaunch Accelerator fund provides a diversified platform for early stage edtech investors. LearnLaunch Accelerator's BREAKTHROUGH Program is designed to help early stage education technology companies by providing critical access to strategic partners and financing entities. 

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About LearnLaunch
LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. Based in Boston, a world education hub, LearnLaunch is a vibrant edtech community offering educational events, a selective accelerator program and collaborative co-working space for startups. For more information, visit and follow LearnLaunch on Twitter at @learnlaunch.

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