Cengage and LearnLaunch to Host Live Edtech Startup Pitch Competition

What:   Cengage, an education and technology company, and LearnLaunch, an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting and growing the world’s edtech ecosystem, will co-host a fast-paced pitch competition featuring some of the area’s the most innovative higher education startups.

Industry experts from LearnLaunch, Cengage and Boston University will provide feedback to participating startups on ways to scale their business and increase their competitiveness in today’s market.  This is the first in a series of pitch competitions hosted by LearnLaunch leading up to the organization’s Across Boundaries Conference on February 2 & 3 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.


When: Tuesday November 1, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Where: Cengage, 10 Channel Center Street Boston, MA


Who:     Expert Panel:

Eileen Rudden, Co-Founder, LearnLaunch  

Joe LiPuma, Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation at Questrom School of Business, Boston University

George Moore, Chief Technology Officer, Cengage

Judah Karkowsky, VP of Corporate Development for Global Business Strategy and Development, Cengage


Edtech Startups Participating in Pitch Competition:  

QuadWrangle: QuadWrangle’s dynamic mobile apps make being a university or secondary school alum more valuable with curated content, career networking, social sharing and powerful events functionality.

TeachersConnect: An online community for teachers that provides a place to connect, collaborate, and share with fellow teachers who understand the real world challenges teachers face every day.

dot Learn: Africa’s MOOC platform.  Leveraging MIT-developed video-vectorization technology, which makes video learning as accessible and affordable as SMS, we offer online courses to help students in Sub-Saharan Africa study for exams and get into college.

Visual Classrooms: Create and share rich content in Visual Classrooms, which fully leverages the multi-media power of modern devices.  Integrated sketch pad, videos and images from mobile devices, screen capture, formula builder, and much more.

Paragon One: Paragon One helps international students overcome challenges in finding meaningful internship and apprenticeship work experience through an online career training platform.  

Enotch Academics: Enotch Academics provides solutions for colleges and universities that increase collaboration and drive student results. Enotch was formed to provide solutions that empower an institution to make data driven decisions and measure the performance of faculty and staff.

FriendlyU: A profile based social app for high school students to connect and chat directly with college students at universities they are considering.   


Registration is required for this free event.  To learn more and register, click here.


About Cengage

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. We are a vibrant community, delivering educational events, a selective accelerator program and a collaborative co-working space. We are based in Boston, a world education hub. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.com and follow LearnLaunch on Twitter @learnlaunch.