AT&T Aspire Accelerator Selects Second Class of Edtech Startups

ASPIRE AGAIN: STEM is high on the mind of the folks over at AT&T Aspire Accelerator. Three of the six teams selected to participate in its second six-month accelerator program aim to help students code and explore science careers. The participants, each of which will receive a $100,000 investment, are:

  • BitsBox, a Boulder, CO-based company that aims to teach kids to code with monthly projects delivered in a snazzy box
  • Cogent, a science startup from Athens, GA that offers interactive case studies for science courses
  • CommonLit, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. that offers free digital writing and literacy resources 5th-12th grade teachers. (More details in this EdSurge profile.)
  • Couragion, from Denver, CO, offers an app that helps students explore STEM careers by connecting them with working professionals. (Seems a little similar to Nepris.)
  • TalkingPoints, a San Francisco startup that offers a multi-lingual school communication tool that automatically translates messages sent by educators into parents’ native language. (Learn more in this EdSurge profile.)
  • The Graide Network, based in Chicago, connects middle and high school teachers with teaching assistants (vetted by the company) online for the purpose of grading and providing feedback on student work.
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