LearnLaunch Picks Six Edtech Startups for Upcoming Accelerator

The LearnLaunch edtech startup accelerator today named the six startups that will be part of its Winter 2015 program. The companies will receive a seed investment, mentoring, and workspace in LearnLaunch’s Boston headquarters during the four-month program. LearnLaunch Demo Day is scheduled for June 3.

LearnLaunch combines an accelerator, formerly known as LearnLaunchX, co-working space, and nonprofit institute that all focus solely on education. The accelerator was founded in 2013, and this will be the program’s third class.

Here’s a list of the startups and what they do:

—Authess creates what it calls “assessment templates” that test students’ knowledge and mastery of skills. The assessments “enable scenario-, simulation- and problem-based assessment,” according to the release.

Education Modified develops software for teachers working with special needs students. It allows educators access to research-based strategies and “Learning Biographies” and helps teachers collaborate.

Knowledge to Practice creates learning management systems for medical professionals participating in continuing medical education programs. Clients include the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and American Board of Internal Medicine.

NI-O Toys is a maker of hardware development kits “practically anyone” can use to create educational toys that can be made with a 3D printer.

PIP Learning Technologies makes identity access management and single sign-on security software customized to give students, parents, and teachers easy and secure access to cloud-based education apps and software. It also helps schools comply with student privacy policies.

Quill creates free, interactive learning tools. The startup’s current focus is on middle school English students, and it has created interactive grammar lessons and exercises posted on its website.

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