Friday, June 12, 2015

EDGE EdTech Taking Applications Now for the Their First Cohort

EDGE Edtech Accelerator ( is a 3-month, mentor-led program in New York City.  NYC is the logical hub for global edtech companies interested in scaling in the US and abroad – it is home to the largest US K12 school district, the largest community college network, the largest education publishers, the most prestigious teacher’s colleges, headquarters of the corporate training departments of some of the largest companies, world renown early childhood learning brands, two million students, and the financial firms who invest in education.
EDGE offers startups $170,000 and provides the most powerful network in education, technology, talent and experience to accelerate the building of your company. We help position you to complete a round of funding after the program at the $500,000 to $5 million level. EDGE aims to launch and accelerate edtech startups to solve the world's greatest education problems. Come join the program:
Apply Now!
(Deadline: June 25, 2015)
The 10 startups selected from around the globe will:
Receive intensive coaching from serial edtech entrepreneurs and co-MDs
Don Burton & Jonathan Harber, serial entrepreneurs in education, become part of your team and will build your company as co-founders would. Learn from experience the strategies that scale quickly and how to avoid the pitfalls of solving big problems in this complex industry. Don't forget that you'd be building alongside and learning from the 9 teams that promise to be the most successful in Edtech.
Accelerate immediate business building needs and traction
The focus of the entire program is your business! Startups achieve more in these intensive 3 months than a year outside the program. Focus on the metrics and traction you need to attract your next substantial round of funding. Build the execution capability of your entire team. Get access to the people and network to get you where you need to go.
Plug into the most powerful network in Education Technology
EDGE Accelerator provides access to the industry's largest and most powerful networks of experienced leaders in the education and technology fields. Learn from those who have recently built and scaled companies and gain unprecedented access to vast distribution networks of educators, administrators, learners, and learning organizations. Mentors and advisors include:
- CEOs/Founders of the most successful edtech startups
- Active edtech venture capitalists and angel investors
- Leaders of the largest educational publishers
- Former members from the Department of Education
- Technology enablers
- Functional specialists from the largest tech giants and education policy experts
Meet the Mentors:
Reduce the time it takes to find and build trust with mentors who care about what you're building and can actually help -- we enable an efficient matching process that pairs you with lead mentors that fit your strategy and culture for the duration of the program, and potentially post-program.
Leap forward in your ability to execute on your vision
Build the capabilities, habits, and systems of the most successful edtech companies. Understand your company's and your individual strengths and development areas, compare it with successful teams, and work with dedicated coaches to build your organizational, customer, product, and fund raising capabilities.
Position yourself to raise that next round
Fine tune your positioning and pitch to the largest group of active edtech investors to ever gather at Demo Day. The 20 startups that have gone through programs managed by the EDGE team have a collective market valuation north of $175 million and have raised over $35 million in two years. Regularly interact with angels and VCs to understand the landscape of investment theses and find your strategic investors.
Tap into a global network
The EDGE network is not limited to the 150+ mentors that you'll regularly interact with over 3-months; leverage the EDGE Network -- the largest and most powerful in Edtech -- that taps into stakeholders in education around the world.