For Immediate Release

Melissa Greene
SETDA Director of Strategic Partnerships
202-715-6636 x 703
[email protected]

SETDA Program for EdTech Startups Now Accepting Applications for New Cohort Launching in June

Applications due by April 25, 2019

March 26, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational digital learning leaders, today announced that it is accepting applications for its seventh annual cohort of edtech startups seeking to join SETDA’s Emerging Private Sector Partnership Program (EPSP). The EPSP is a public-private partnership program tailored specifically for companies new to the U.S. K-12 education and technology market.

The 2019 Emerging Partners Program Application is available now.

Companies selected to participate in this program will benefit from a variety of opportunities to showcase their products and services, receive feedback and advice on their plans, and engage in meaningful dialogue with state and industry leaders, including participation in a high-energy pitch fest at the 2019 SETDA Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum in Philadelphia, PA just before the ISTE conference in June.

“The Emerging Private Sector Partner Program at SETDA is an exceptional opportunity for companies to engage with state and national leaders in a true partnership that benefits both groups. State and national leaders provide valuable insight and access to companies to ensure their educational products are of high quality and align with state education goals and needs. For SETDA members, our Emerging Partners increase our knowledge and capacity to support digital age teaching and learning for all our stakeholders,” said incoming Executive Director, Candice Dodson.

In order to be considered for the EPSP and receive program benefits, companies must submit an application and if selected, pay a participation fee. More information about the Emerging Private Sector Partners Program is available online: or by contacting Melissa Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships at [email protected] or 202-715-6636 ext. 703.

The list of SETDA’s current Emerging Partners is here.

About the State Educational Technology Directors Association:
Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing state education agency leaders to serve, support, and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. SETDA membership includes educational technology directors and colleagues from the state departments of education of all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. See for more information.

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