The 20 Companies You’ll See at LAUNCH Education & Kids June 26-27, 2013

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 (and again at 9am PT on June 27, when we kick off with Lynda Weinman of 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 started a co-working space in LA

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:

best, @jason

PS – The LAUNCH Education & Kids conference on June 26 & 27 is now sold out. We’ve started a waiting list here:

PPS – The awesome fireside chat with David Sacks of Yammer fame from the LAUNCH Festival is now up:

Lynda Weinman Is Our Third Fireside Chat for LAUNCH Education & Kids June 26-27 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!