Through the four-month program, the startups are granted mentorship, workspace at the LearnLaunch office in Back Bay and $18,000 in seed funding. In turn, LearnLaunch takes a six percent equity stake in each of the companies.
The accelerator culminates with Demo Day pitches on June 3.
LearnLaunch Accelerator has invested in 13 companies previously, and graduated its most recent class last May.
Here are the details on the six companies taking part in the new session, with descriptions from LearnLaunch:
- Authess – Assessment templates that enable scenario-, simulation- and problem-based assessment that evaluate knowledge and skill mastery, and deliver personalized data to the learner
- Education Modified – A platform that empowers teachers who serve students with special needs using the latest research-based strategies and Learning Biographies for seamless collaboration
- Knowledge to Practice – improves patient-centered care through personalized, mastery-based postgraduate medical education
- NI-O Toys – a maker of Hardware Development Kits that enable designers, engineers, kids and practically anyone to create 3D printable smart educational toys
- Pip Learning Technologies – creator of the Trust Platform® identity service which connects educators to innovators, protects student privacy, and includes parents
- Quill – a literacy tool that builds students’ grammar skills through personalized writing and proofreading activities