SETDA Partners With 10 Ed Tech Startups
The State Educational Technology Directors
Association (SETDA) has
selected the startup companies that
will take part in its fourth annual Emerging Private Sector Partners program.
The companies selected will
be introduced at SETDA's upcoming Emerging
Technologies Forum June 25-26 in
Denver. They will have the opportunity then to meet SETDA members
opportunities over the following year to take advantage of those
they work to introduce their products to the educational technology
According to SETDA Executive
Director Tracy Weeks, the 10 companies chosen were picked because of
capacity to leverage technology to fill the needs of PreK-12 education
state leaders perceive.
This year's companies are:
"When state educational
technology leaders are able to partner with emerging companies, both
Weeks said. "The state leaders learn about cutting-edge digital
products and services. The emerging private sector partners get a
understanding of state-level policies, procedures and initiatives.
conversations have the potential of resulting in powerful technologies
truly serve to help solve state and district-level problems of
Karl Rectanus, CEO of Learn Inc., said, "Since we developed our
platform with, by and for educators and administrators, we are looking
to partnering with more state leaders to ensure their rapidly changing
funding and technology landscape is harnessed so all states and
improve outcomes, increase the impacts of their technology investments,
personalize learning at scale."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.