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SETDA Announces Partnership with New Cohort of Nine Startups Focused on Serving K-12 Education Needs

June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These nine SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in Philadelphia, PA and engage with the SETDA membership over the next twelve months:

Allcancode: https://www.allcancode.com/web
Edthena: http://www.edthena.com
LEARNstyle: http://www.learnstyle.com
Nureva: http://www.nureva.com/education-solutions
Pear Deck: https://www.peardeck.com
Qustodio: http://www.qustodio.com/en/
Sibme: http://www.sibme.com
Three Ring: https://threering.com
Zulama: http://zulama.com

The nine companies making up this cohort were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants based on their status as an emerging company, capacity to leverage technology to serve a need in PreK-12 or pre-service education, and their potential to scale on a state-wide and multi-state basis.

“State educational technology leaders will receive the benefit of learning about our strategic partners’ high quality digital learning products and services,” stated Lan Neugent, SETDA’s Interim Executive Director. “At the same time, these companies will benefit from greater understanding of existing and emerging policies and practices in the states. They will also gain from tapping into the experience and knowledge of those who have set strategic direction and influenced local school technology implementation in their states.”

“We’re thrilled to be selected as a SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partner,” said Nancy Knowlton, CEO of Nureva. “We look forward to receiving feedback and gaining insight from the state members to help guide our product direction as well as the opportunity to stay up-to-date on state and national level policies, emerging trends, education research and best practice.”

Over the next year, the Emerging Private Sector Partners will have the opportunity to benefit from deep education industry expertise via SETDA Channel Partners launching with an Emerging Partners Workshop on June 27. The Channel partners are longstanding experts in the K-12 industry with experience in supporting and scaling successful companies and connecting them to leading organizations like SETDA.

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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), founded in 2001, is the national non-profit association representing the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership. SETDA’s mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit: www.setda.org/partners/#!/emerging-private-sector-partners.

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