Opportunity

Intel Education Accelerator

May 22, 2015


Intel believes that education transforms people, and in turn, people supported by new technology transform education. To advance this transformation, Intel Education and Intel Capital launched the Intel Education Accelerator, a specialized accelerator program that provides education technology startups with the guidance and resources they need to deliver products that drive change, improvement and excellence in education.

About the Intel Education Accelerator

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the four-month Intel Education Accelerator program gives promising startups the opportunity to leverage Intel’s brand, technology expertise, and global reach and relationships, as well as the opportunity to secure investments of up to $100,000 from Intel Capital. Intel will work with the companies to determine their greatest needs, help them customize their business plan, and assist with product enhancement, customer introductions and global partnership opportunities. Other benefits include:

  • Work space at Intel’s Innovation Lab partner, GSVlabs, a diverse community of founders and ideas set in a Silicon Valley campus with access to amenities and recreational perks
  • Amazing mentors, weekly reviews and expert speakers in education, technology and business
  • Access to education technology decision makers and partners based on Intel Education’s relationships in more than 100 countries
  • Market insights based on Intel Education’s experience in helping more than 15 million teachers successfully integrate new technologies into their classrooms

Eligibility and How to Apply

The Intel Education Accelerator is looking for companies that share Intel’s dedication to delivering products that drive improvement and excellence in education in the K-12 and higher education markets, with special consideration for companies focused on data analytics and adaptive learning, and are willing to relocate to Silicon Valley for the length of the program. If a company is looking to grow, has had some initial stage funding, and is working on a beta product or service, it’s perfect for the Intel Education Accelerator.

To apply to the Intel Education Accelerator, companies can visit Intel.com/EduAccelerator and fill out the online application. As Intel will start reviewing applications immediately, applicants are encouraged to apply early to improve their chances. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2015 at 12 p.m. PDT.

Companies selected to participate in the Intel Education Accelerator will be notified in July 2015, and the names of the participating companies will be announced to the public in August 2015. The program will begin in August 2015 and end with a demo day in the first week of December 2015.

About Intel Education and Intel Capital

With deep technology experience, a world-recognized brand and global reach and relationships, Intel Education and Intel Capital are uniquely positioned to offer education-focused startups a specialized accelerator program located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

A worldwide leader in both technology innovation and education transformation, Intel Education delivers comprehensive education solutions that include hardware, software, content, infrastructure and professional development. Intel Education draws on experience working with more than 300 million students and 15 million teachers in 100 countries to help educators inspire students, support schools in achieving educational excellence and enable better manageability by administrators.

As the leading and the longest-standing venture capital fund focused on technology, Intel Capital has invested more than $11B since 1991 in over 1,370 innovative startups and companies across 56 countries. Intel Capital provides value beyond equity with its technology expertise, world-recognized brand, global reach and relationships with suppliers, partners and customers in every major market in the world.

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