Today, USC Rossier School of Education announced that it has accepted 15 companies into cohort six of its Education Technology Accelerator (EdTech), which is aimed at helping EdTech entrepreneurs improve their products, accelerate growth and increase impact.
The EdTech startups in this year’s cohort come from the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa and touch all education sectors, K-12, Higher Ed, Workplace and Life Long Learning. The companies joining cohort six are: Flow, Tad Health, Right On Education, Talky, Four Minute Medicine, Apprendo, Chiplab, Heels&Tech, Agents of Influence, Eddy4Teachers, Etch Learn, Portico, Bilin Academy, Univus and Kindly.
“We are excited to welcome our sixth cohort of EdTech entrepreneurs and look forward to helping them improve the efficacy of their products, navigate the challenges of the education ecosystem and accelerate growth,” said Mark DeGennaro, managing director of the EdTech Accelerator.
The EdTech Accelerator was established in 2018 and is aimed at tech-enabled education solutions with high potential to improve the quality and equity of education, from early childhood through adult learning. The Accelerator consists of a six-month program that nurtures and accelerates the growth of EdTech startups through a combination of targeted programming, operational/technical assistance, mentoring and interaction with key marketplace participants, including educators, investors, education companies and key service providers.
“We are thrilled to welcome such a talented group of EdTech entrepreneurs who are working on innovative solutions to address pressing educational challenges and improve educational access, equity and outcomes for people all over the world,” said USC Rossier Dean Pedro Noguera. “As a leader in higher education, USC is proud to support such important work.”
About the USC Rossier EdTech Accelerator
The EdTech Accelerator is fully virtual and does not charge tuition or take equity in the companies that participate in the program, making it accessible to all entrepreneurs irrespective of the ability to pay. Entrepreneurs in the program benefit from interaction with USC faculty and the university’s network of industry participants, advisors and mentors. Over 80% of founders in the last five cohorts are either women or people of color and companies in the program have raised millions of dollars, touched millions of learners and received numerous awards and accolades. You can read more about the EdTech Accelerator here.