Incubators

Edtech Incubators are Fading. Here’s What Will Replace Them.

Edtech startup incubators? That’s so 2010.That’s the conclusion reached by Barbara (“Bobbi”) Kurshan, a long-time veteran of the education technology world.

Why Schools Are Superior to Startups When It Comes to Building Edtech

Today’s teachers are expert innovators. They create classrooms designed to maximize student learning, and do everything from fine-tuning lesson plans and homework assignments to organizing the physical layout of their learning spaces. It’s an occupation that requires flexibility, as they accommodate different student needs, and a certain level of ingenuity and responsiveness for when things don’t go according to plan. Not incidentally, these are many of the same skills valued in the founders of startups creating the tools used in edtech.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

Humanity’s future may well be in Africa, where 60 percent of the population are under the age of 25. Yet their prospects are perilous. In 2012, 30 million primary-age children (or 1 out of 5) in sub-Saharan Africa did not attend any school.

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NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets

New York City never sleeps and, apparently, neither does its effort to galvanize the education technology startup ecosystem. Today, the Big Apple’s edtech accelerator—a collaborative effort by New York University, venture capital firm Rethink Education, and StartEd, an industry network—announced the next dozen startups for its three-month program.

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Want Better Education Tools? A Look Inside Camelback Ventures' Diverse Pipeline of Entrepreneurs

Back in 2013, University of California, Berkeley economists Ross Levine and Rona Rubenstein analyzed the common traits of entrepreneurs in a 2013 paper. The results? They found that most entrepreneurs were white and male.

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ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

Among the fun and games happening at ISTE in mile-high Denver this year is a pitch competition. Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The press release for the event says that investors are "expected to invest in at least one of the nine startups." Here's who will be pitching:   

Make Way for Boston's Latest Edtech'lings

Five edtech companies emerged recently from Boston's LearnLaunch accelerator, tackling issues that include learning to code, hiring and collecting social emotional data.Here's the latest cohort:

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Co.lab Reaches the End of Its Road

Esteban Sosnik, founder of co.labquotes L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in a May 26 blog post: "Everything has to come to an end, sometime." For co.lab, that sometime is now. The road workers have run out of yellow bricks.

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ASU, GSV and Tim Draper Join Forces for Higher-Ed Accelerator

Six years ago, Arizona State University was working with fewer than a dozen technology companies. Today, that number is well north of 100 technology partners, says ASU president Michael Crow. And by tomorrow, that count may well increase.

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What Does Intel Capital’s Asset Sale Mean For Its Education Accelerator?

Bloomberg reported on Mar. 11 that Intel has been working with UBS Group to find buyers for portions of its venture unit, Intel Capital, in a sale that could be worth as much as $1 billion. Intel has kept mum on which parts of its current portfolio, which includes around 430 companies, are up for grabs.

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