AT&T Announces First Class for Edtech Accelerator

Hundreds came calling, only a few got the final call back. Of the 345 companies and nonprofits that applied for a spot in the AT&T Aspire Accelerator, the following five will participate in the first cohort:

  • eduCanon, which lets teachers create and share interactive videos with embedded assessments (the team has also won several startup competitions);
  • GradGuru, a nonprofit that helps community college students graduate faster;
  • Lea(R)n, which helps educators make informed choices about which technology tools to use in their classrooms;
  • MindBlown Labs, developers of mobile games that teach financial literacy to teens and young adults (here's their founding story);
  • Quill, a nonprofit behind a web-based tool that helps boost grammar and writing skills.

The three startups and two nonprofits will each get $50,000, along with another $25,000 to support participation and logistic costs. The six-month, remote program will start on May 6 and wrap up with a demo day in October. More details in the release and our first look at the program back in January.

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