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Digital Learning Startups to Pitch Ideas During EDTECH WEEK

Five new ed-tech startups will join this year’s EDTECH WEEK conference in New York City to network and pitch their ideas to investors on Wednesday’s demo day. All are working on digital training and upskilling.

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This year’s EDTECH WEEK conference in New York City will feature a demo day from five startups in the LearnLaunch Fund + Accelerator working on training and upskilling.

According to a news release, the conference’s demo day will kick off Wednesday, allowing participating ed-tech startups to pitch their ideas and products to one of the largest gatherings of ed-tech investors in the country as the ed-tech market booms.

The five companies are:

  • Empathetics: SaaS-based empathy and interpersonal skills training
  • Julius Education: Training talent for the clean energy industry
  • Robo Wunderkind: Developing robotics kits, programming apps, curriculum and STEAM teacher training
  • Automation Workz: Personalized tech certification training to fill vacant IT positions
  • CareerDash: Upskilling programs for client-facing roles via online, mentor-supported 12-week modules

According to the announcement, LearnLaunch Fund + Accelerator has invested in more than 70 early-stage ed-tech companies since its founding in 2013. It said the accelerator’s company portfolio currently includes ed-tech developers that serve more than 30 million learners globally.

The announcement added that participating companies were asked to complete more than 12 weeks of intensive accelerator programming focusing on strategy development ahead of this week.

“The need to upskill current and future generations is compounded by the limited number of appropriate solutions that also address climate, neuroscience and STEM education. Our companies are taking these challenges head on and are proving that sustainable, scalable solutions are not only possible but highly investable,” Jean Hammond of the accelerator said in a statement. “The lived experiences, world-renowned expertise and collaborative spirit of the founders in this cohort represent a level of maturity rarely seen in seed-stage opportunities.”