LearnLaunch Summer Showcase

Overview

LearnLaunch
281 Summer Street Flr. 2
Boston, MA
United States

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 4:00pm

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Welcome to the LearnLaunch Summer Showcase!

The Summer Showcase is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, educators, and community members to come together to explore the latest innovations in education technology. LearnLaunch Institute will host a showcase that will feature over 30 companies, including graduates from the LearnLaunch Accelerator and other companies from the broader Boston education community. There will be pitches, demos, opportunities to play with and give feedback on edtech tools, and plenty of time for meaningful conversations with colleagues who care about education innovation at this fun and inspiring reception in Boston's Innovation District.

Last year's Summer Showcase hosted 31 edtech companies and 136 educators and community members. This year, we are once again delighted to partner with the November Learning Building Learning Communities conference, which brings over 700 educators and education professionals to Boston each summer.

FAQs

Can my company participate?

Yes! Companies interested in showcasing must register, have a product that is in demo stage or beyond, be under a million dollars in revenue, and be willing to receive direct feedback from attendees. Only 30 companies will be able to participate due to space.

 

Who will be there?

Educators interested in new edtech innovations, entrepreneurs building edtech companies, those seeking to grow and connect with developers in the edtech space, and community members simply wanting to know more about the future of education are all welcome to attend.

 

Schedule

 

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Open House - Come early spend more time with the companies! Open to all.
  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Showcase Begins - Hear one minute pitches by showcasing companies!
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Product Demoing + Showcasing + Networking - This is your time to play with the newest products, network with other education innovators, and maybe even spark the next great idea.

 

Participating companies

BlocksCAD. https://www.blockscad3d.com/

The BlocksCAD 3D modeling software fills a critical need for teachers in elementary and middle schools seeking ways to leverage engaging 3D printers with teaching math and coding fundamentals. In classrooms and afterschool programs around the country, we have shown that students who engage in activities using BlocksCAD have improved attitudes towards math, engineering, and computational thinking. Some students, when presented with an alternative instructional approach through BlocksCAD, to specific topics, have also indicated a deeper understanding of geometry, algebra and computer science concepts.

We sell annual subscriptions to BlocksCAD Premium software, which gives a teacher the power to manage his or her class as well as additional curriculum and student experiences to effectively make use of the software. We also provide online courses for teachers looking to use BlocksCAD in their classroom. 

 

CollegeAI. https://collegeai.com

CollegeAI is a personalized, AI-assisted college recommendation and resource platform for high-school students. The CollegeAI engine analyzes a student profile and outputs scores and personalized reasons why the student might like or dislike each college in the United States.

 

CollegeReady. https://chalktalk.academy

CollegeReady is a tech-enabled supplemental curriculum that helps improve student learning outcomes in ELA and Math, as measured by higher scores in state assessments and standardized exams. Our score improvements are 2-5x the US national average in less than a third of the time.

 

Emotuit. https://www.emotuit.com/

Emotuit's software utilizes the built-in computer cameras and machine learning to infer students’ emotions and level of engagement. We then aggregate this information and present it in an easy-to-use dashboard to educators, which allows them to quickly identify any problematic aspects of their educational materials.

 

LearnBolt. http://www.learnbolt.com

LearnBolt is a workforce productivity and training platform that changes the way businesses collect, organize, and share knowledge to meet the needs of today's “Now” information age.

 

Majorwise. https://getmajorwise.com/

Majorwise enables high schools to build amazing work-based learning programs to connect their students with local opportunities and prepare them for their future. Majorwise helps students find local internships, volunteering, and job shadows, then helps the school track and manage the entire process so students can receive credit. We are a full solution to meeting work-based learning requirements.

 

MentorWorks. http://www.mentorworks.io/

MentorWorks is changing how students get financing for their education as well as successful career pathways. Through Income Share Agreements and a technology-enhanced mentorship program, MentorWorks seeks to solve this problem.

 

Realism. https://realism.io/

Realism is 3-d science education platform that uses machine learning to create virtual science labs for secondary school students. Realism is educational through inquiry-driven real-world labs while fun through its game structure like in Minecraft and fortnite. Our NGSS aligned labs help teachers adopt new standards and move towards technology-based learning of the future.

 

Topical Storm. https://www.topicalstorm.com/

Topical Storm uses Socratic questioning to help students think of ideas to write about and encourage them to think more deeply.

 

WritingAssistant. https://www.writing-assistant.com/

WritingAssistant is the most powerful online writing improvement tool in the world. With a comprehensive linguistics engine and a patented proprietary technology, this advanced writing analyzer uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to flags errors, offers suggestions, and learns from every text it encounters. Writing Assistant will have three levels: – Level 1: provides an instant analysis of grammatical and syntactical errors – Level 2: offers assistance on the quality of writing including coherence metrics – Level 3: work with users interactively help them think, develop and write their document.

 

...and more signing up every minute. Stay tuned for the full list!

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