Don Burton, former Managing Director of the Kaplan/Techstars EdTech Accelerator, and Jonathan D. Harber, co-founder and CEO of Schoolnet, teamed up to launch a new edtech accelerator program in New York.
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As part of his project Scholas Occurentes Pope Francis announced the launch of Scholas Labs last week.
Scholas Labs is a four-month edtech accelerator program which offers support with fundraising, mentorship and product tests in the Scholas network. The accelerator is supported by several tech companies like Microsoft, Google and Grupo Telecom.
The University of Virginia announced the launch of a new edtech accelerator program. The Jefferson Education Accelerator will focus on edtech startups in the growth stage with at least $1 million in revenue and internal data that proves the service or product is working.
As part of its $350 million commitment to education, AT&T announced the opening of the AT&T Aspire Accelerator program. The program aims to support edtech startups with social impact with a special focus on solutions for at-risk students.
Pearson is planning on investing an additional $50 million in edtech startups from emerging markets through the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund. Originally launched in 2012 with a budget of $15 million the fund has already invested in edtech startups from South Africa, Ghana, India and the Philippines. Half of the startups have a female CEO.