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Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Announces Inaugural Companies Selected For Mentoring And Business Development

The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars, today announced the 10 startup education technology companies selected to participate in its intensive three-month mentoring and business development program beginning today at Kaplan, Inc.’s New York City offices.

The companies include:

  • Degreed (San Francisco, CA): a credentialing solution for lifelong learning that scores and validates a host of different learning inputs
  • Flinja (San Francisco, CA): a peer-to-peer, college-centric job marketplace for students and alumni
  • MentorMob (Chicago, IL): a crowd-sourced platform that curates the best learning resources for any skill
  • Modern Guild (New York, NY): online career prep service with a learning platform, 1-on-1 mentors and customized curriculum
  • PanOpen (New York, NY): an open educational resource platform providing a framework for shared content
  • Playpower Labs (Pittsburgh, PA): an online platform of web and mobile math games for students in grades K-8
  • Ranku (New York, NY): a platform for ranking and marketing online, non-profit degree programs
  • Uvize (Boulder, CO): a service to help military veterans succeed in college academics
  • Verificient Technologies (New York, NY): a solution to scale online proctoring with machine learning
  • Whipsmart (New York, NY): personalized literacy solutions using current news content

The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator is the first corporate sponsored accelerator focused exclusively on the education sector, using TechStars’ mentor-driven, deep immersion model. TechStars has completed more than 25 accelerator programs and its selected companies have attracted $333 million in funding in the past six years.

The Kaplan EdTech Accelerator will host the startups at its offices in New York City’s West Village neighborhood until September 2013. They will be mentored by industry leaders, such as Kaplan, Inc. Chairman and CEO Andy Rosen, TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen, Washington Post Company Chairman and CEO Don Graham, noted venture capitalist and Foundry Group Managing Director Brad Feld, and many notable founders of ed-tech companies, including Jose Ferreira of Knewton and Burck Smith of StraighterLine.

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