NewSchools Venture Fund launched a new accelerator program called NewSchools Ignite. The program will focus on underserved niches in the K-12 sector. Along with the launch, the non-profit announced the first grant program that aims to support edtech entrepreneurs in the STEM field.
The Science Learning Challenge in partnership with WestEd will provide $1.5 million in grants to up to 15 edtech companies and non-profits. The grants will range between $50.000 to $150.000 and the winners will also receive coaching and mentorship through a virtual accelerator program.
Applications to the first NewSchools Ignite program are open until September 4th.