LearnLaunch and Cengage Learning Ignite EdTech Innovation in Latin America
Boston companies to inspire edtech innovation through expanded partnership in key growth area
Boston, MA –February 12, 2015 –Cengage Learning, a global education company, will bring LearnLaunch Accelerator, a leading edtech startup program, to Latin America via Cengage Learning’s Laboratorio de Innovacion en Experiencias de Aprendizaje (LINNEA). Located in Chihuahua, Mexico, LINNEA is an innovation lab established by Cengage Learning, National Geographic Learning and The Universidad de Autonoma de Chihuahua with numerous projects underway to explore education and new ways to engage learners.
Cengage Learning is committed to providing mentoring, networking and event support to LearnLaunch Accelerator entrepreneurs in Mexico and Latin America, building on its relationships and reputation in the region.
“With an acute focus on the student as the center of every educational effort, and ensuring engagement and critical thinking remain the two most powerful elements for the future of education, Cengage Learning has made its mark in the region and is uniquely positioned to connect key stakeholders in the education ecosystem throughout Latin America,” said Fernando Valenzuela, President, Cengage Learning Latin America. “Alongside LearnLaunch, we see great opportunity to accelerate the development of technologies that allow for the creation of engaged learning experiences as we promote an environment for innovation, experimentation and exploration.”
“LearnLaunch Accelerator selects and invests in promising edtech start-ups and provides them with both a learning program and network of mentors to help fuel growth,” said Hakan Satiroglu, LearnLaunch Partner. “We look forward to having more market information for company selection and more connections in the fast –growing Latin American region for our accelerator companies. Cengage is a well-established partner with a large footprint in the region.“
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. www.cengage.com.
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 www.learnlaunch.com and follow us on Twitter at @learnlaunch.