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USC Rossier's EdTech Accelerator program opens its application portal

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Today, USC Rossier School of Education announced that it will begin accepting applications for the sixth cohort of its Education Technology (EdTech) Accelerator Program on September 1. The Accelerator 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 6-month program that nurtures and accelerates the growth of EdTech startups through a combination of operational/technical assistance, mentoring and interaction with key marketplace participants, including educators, investors, education companies and key service providers. “The program is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of the education ecosystem, improve the efficacy of their products or solutions, refine a go-to-market strategy and establish key relationships, so that companies can accelerate growth and increase impact,” said Mark DeGennaro, Managing Director of USC EdTech Accelerator Program.

The USC 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 received numerous awards and accolades.

“USC Rossier’s EdTech Accelerator Program perfectly embodies educational equity and impact. Through personalized instruction and expert mentorship, this program has supported women and BIPOC-owned companies as they improve access and educational outcomes for learners all over the world” said USC Rossier Dean Pedro Noguera. “We are excited to support the USC EdTech Accelerator at Rossier.”

You can read more about USC’s EdTech Accelerator Program here. The application portal for the 2023–2024 cohort is open here from September 1–30.

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