As of this morning we are accepting applications for the 2014 class of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars.
Ten education technology startups—focused on areas like higher education, professional education, corporate training, K-12, lifelong learning and more—will be chosen to participate in an intensive three-month, mentor-led business development program in New York City from July 25 to October 22, 2014. Applications are available here and due by May 5, 2014.
Our 2013 companies include Degreed, Flinja, Mathify, MentorMob, Modern Guild, Newsela, PanOpen, Ranku, Uvize, and Verificient. The entire inaugural class has or will soon close a post-program funding round and to date have raised more than $10M in funding. For the upcoming program, Techstars will invest $20,000 and Kaplan will offer a $150,000 convertible debt note to each selected company as well as office space and facilities. The startups will be mentored by several dozen industry leaders, including Kaplan, Inc. Chairman and CEO Andy Rosen, Graham Holdings Company Chairman and CEO Don Graham, Brad Feld, myself, and many notable founders of ed-tech companies, including Jose Ferreira of Knewton and Jeremy Johnson of 2U.
The inaugural Kaplan EdTech Accelerator was a tremendous success and we are proud to again partner with Kaplan in helping to change the face of education technology. Our Managing Director, Don Burton, is looking for companies that can bring disruptive change to how individuals learn and are educated. Learn more about the program and opportunities over at their website.