Boston EdTech Innovation Empowered Through New Cengage Learning and LearnLaunch Partnership

Investment and partnership to accelerate technology start-ups

Boston, MA – January 9, 2015 – Through a new partnership, LearnLaunch, an organization dedicated to expanding Boston’s edtech ecosystem, and Cengage Learning, a leading education company, are joining forces to boost the Boston edtech community. Recognizing Boston as a center for both excellent education and technology innovation, Cengage Learning has made a commitment to participate in LearnLaunch’s Accelerator program, which identifies edtech start-ups and provides them with mentoring opportunities to help them grow.

“Within the last year, we’ve officially made Boston our home, and we are excited to work with LearnLaunch here to support innovation in educational technology,” said Michael Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Cengage Learning. “At Cengage, we have a new company culture that is entrepreneurial in spirit with students at the heart of what we do. Through collaboration with emerging edtech innovators and the cross-pollination and knowledge exchange opportunities presented through LearnLaunch, we will together inspire improved education for our student end-users.”

“ Cengage Learning has made a commitment to participate in LearnLaunch’s Accelerator, which selects  and invests in promising edtech start-ups and provides them with both a learning program and  network of mentors to help fuel growth. Cengage Learning ‘s leadership in education and technology makes them  an incredible partner for our start-up community,” said Hakan Satiroglu of LearnLaunch.

In connection with the strategic relationship with LearnLaunch, Cengage Learning will be making an investment in LearnLaunch Accelerator, Boston’s edtech accelerator. Through this investment, Cengage Learning will actively promote and support educational technology entrepreneurship and emerging educational innovations in the Greater Boston area.

Cengage Learning is the platinum sponsor for the upcoming LearnLaunch Annual Conference and George Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Learning, will be speaking at the event. For more information on Cengage Learning, visit and for more information on LearnLaunch, visit

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world.

About LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. It offers a vibrant community, educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the education technology sector in greater Boston, a world education hub. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @learnlaunch.