We’re proud to announce the 20 companies that take the stage at LAUNCH Education & Kids this week. Tune in for Jason’s fireside chat with Mitch Kapor at 1pm PT on Wednesday, June 26 followed by demos at launch.co/live (and again at 9am PT on June 27, when we kick off with Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com). Our full agenda is here.
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization that increases access to high quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world. They offer free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects.
CollegeSnapps™ is a mobile application that connects students to their academic advisors. Through a series of live and prescribed interactions, it fosters engagement by allowing advisors to monitor a student’s progress and help the student succeed throughout college.
Crowdmark is a web application, with a paper-to-cloud bridge and a marking workflow that streamlines document assessment on a massive scale. Crowdmark helps teachers grade better.
Edthena is a platform that enables coaching for teachers anytime and anywhere. It brings observation and feedback online using recorded videos and specialized commenting tools. A teacher uploads videos of teaching and shares with colleagues who leave feedback at specific moments in time.
View the complete list here.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve started a co-working space here in Los Angeles. Being an entrepreneur is sometimes lonely work, and having a bunch of founders around you makes it a lot easier.
We’re calling it LAUNCH co-work, and it’s a 10,000+ square-foot, 30-foot ceiling space in Culver City with room for a dozen startups.
We’re looking for awesome collaborators to learn, share and generally change the world with. I might angel invest in some of the startups, have them on “This Week in Startups” or just talk shop in the kitchen.
Rent starts at $50 a desk/month (unfunded) and tops out at $350 (funded).
We’re not making a profit, we’re making a community!
We’re accepting applications: http://festival.launch.co/cowork/apply.html
PS – The LAUNCH Education & Kids conference on June 26 & 27 is now sold out. We’ve started a waiting list here: http://launchedu.co/waitinglist.html.
PPS – The awesome fireside chat with David Sacks of Yammer fame from the LAUNCH Festival is now up: http://youtu.be/Jm4gepoa7hk
Lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman will join me for a fireside chat at LAUNCH Education & Kids on June 27 at 9am! The company uses online video to teach technology, design & business skills and has 2.5M members, nearly 100k videos across almost 2k courses.
We’ve sold out of tickets for this event, but we have a few exhibitor tables left. Use this code (20OFF523) for 25% off!