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8 Startups Ready to Join the Salt Lake City Edtech Hub

BOOM GOES THESE STARTUPS: Utah’s technology accelerator, BoomStartup, is wrapping up its eighth program—and the first cohort dedicated specifically to education companies. The following eight companies will pitch their wares during a Demo Day event on November 5 in Salt Lake City, a growing edtech hub that also houses high-profile companies including Instructure and Pluralsight. (Admissions for the event is free; register here.)

BoomStartup provides a 12-week program and offers startups up to $20,000 in seed funding, mentorship, as well as IT, legal and financial services. Since its beginning in 2010, the accelerator has graduated 100 companies (across all sectors) that have raised a combined $25 million in follow-on funding.

The eight graduates in this edtech cohort include:

  • 7 Generation Games: Engaging games that help students learn math
  • Circll: The traditional fundraising coupon book on an app
  • CrowdSchool: Project-based learning made easy
  • Emotuit: Understanding how you learn
  • iFlipd: Pay-as-you-go eTextbooks
  • Imaginie: Crowdsourcing platform that helps students prepare for writing examinations
  • WriteWell: Writing app that helps students conquer the blank page
  • Zamenhof: Online language tutoring service for brick and mortar language schools
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