AT&T Launches Accelerator with 5 Ed Tech Startups
AT&T has launched its ed tech accelerator with an inaugural class of five startups.
"Each startup uses technology to help students succeed in school and future careers," according to a news release. "The primary goal —
unlike most other accelerators — is making an impact on society rather than monetary return."
The five startups selected to receive financial support, counseling and technology expertise and mentorship via the
AT&T Aspire Accelerator are:
- EduCanon, a Web and iOS platform designed to allow teachers to create and share
interactive video lessons;
- GradGuru, a nonprofit offering a service that provides community college students
customized nudges, through iOS and Android apps, to complete actions that will help them stay on track to graduate;
- Lea(R)n provides online platforms and services designed to help schools manage
- MindBlown Labs creates mobile games that aim to improve student financial
- Quill provides personalized writing and proofreading activities designed to improve
Each of the nonprofits will receive a $50,000 donation and each for-profit company will receive an equal investment. All five startups will
receive an additional $25,000 to cover participation costs.
"These organizations are on the cutting-edge of education technology. Their innovations are helping students succeed in the classroom and
beyond," said Charlene Lake, chief sustainability officer at AT&T, in a prepared statement. "Through the AT&T Aspire Accelerator, we
want to help grow these solutions to reach even more educators and students."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.