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LearnLaunch Breakthrough Program Accepting Applications

The LearnLaunch Accelerator for ed-tech startup companies is now open to applications for its second Breakthrough Program.

The Breakthrough Program is one of two LearnLaunch Accelerator programs designed to support education technology startup companies. The Boost Program helps guide companies through the initial product design and market entry phases, while the Breakthrough Program is designed for companies that have already entered the market and begun bringing in revenue but need help developing and implementing strategies to promote growth. Additionally, the Breakthrough Program can help those pre-series A and international companies access "strategic partners and financing entities," according to information from LearnLaunch.

The deadline for applications to the Breakthrough Program is September 15, 2016, after which time LearnLaunch Accelerator will select six companies to participate. The pre-accelerator phase of the program runs from November 28 to December 16, 2016, when participating startup companies will begin meeting LearnLaunch mentors and partners and create a personalized four-week plan. The on-site accelerator phase of the program runs from January 9 to February 3, 2016, when participants will meet regularly with mentors and their lead LearnLaunch partner to meet their milestones. The program concludes with presentations at the LearnLaunch Conference in February.

Participating companies can receive up to $120,000 in investment: a $50,000 convertible note at the start of program, and an additional $70,000 convertible note if the startup achieves its milestones. Participating companies will also gain access to more than 120 LearnLaunch mentors from the Boston area.

Further information about the Breakthrough Program can be found on the LearnLaunch Accelerator site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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