Director of Strategic Partnerships
SETDA Names Startups Selected for 2023 Cohort of Emerging Partners
May 17, 2023 (Washington, D.C.) — SETDA announced its 10th annual cohort of Emerging Partners. These startups were selected through a competitive application process and will be introduced during SETDA’s annual Emerging Trends Forum in early June.
The 2023 SETDA Emerging Partners are:
- CareerViewXR (Be More Colorful, LLC)
- Connected Class
- Infini-D Learning
- XR Terra
SETDA’s Emerging Partners program provides opportunities for startups to be seen and heard by state and national digital learning leaders. All Emerging Partners benefit from engagement with SETDA’s state leaders, affiliates, and corporate members.
“We are over the moon about participating in a program that connects us to leaders we can join in taking a stand against boredom, busy work, and isolation,” said Brooks Heder, Head Lunch Lady/Co-Founder of Infini-D Learning. “We can’t wait to blast off into new collaborations and showcase our engaging and innovative approach to education.”
“At a time of rapid changes in the educational landscape within our states, SETDA recognizes the critical role educational products and services play in meeting the challenges. Working with our partners and thought leaders, SETDA develops systems that enable our partners to understand the evolving needs within our states and to understand the complexities of funding, purchasing, and evaluating products within the context of local, state, and federal agencies,” said Stan Silverman, SETDA Partnerships Committee Chair and Senior Fellow for Emerging Technologies New York Institute of Technology. ”
Emerging partners will pitch their companies to the SETDA community in SETDA Tank, a Shark Tank-style competition, on June 6, during the Emerging Trends Forum. Throughout the year, the cohort will participate in SETDA events and activities and receive guidance on marketing, fundraising, and other relevant topics from education industry experts, including Academic Business Advisors, Arc Capital Development, C. Blohm & Associates (CB&A), Advancing Global EDU, The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), and Innovations4Education.
“Our goals are to help Emerging Partners understand the role of marketing in education today and develop a plan to build awareness, generate leads, and drive sales,” said Charlene Blohm, President at CB&A. “SETDA’s Emerging Partners program attracts some of the most innovative startups in edtech, and we look forward to leveraging our three decades of marketing experience to help accelerate the growth of these companies.”
For more information about the Emerging Partners program, please contact Missy Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships.
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SETDA is the principal association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology and digital learning leaders. Through a broad array of programs and advocacy, SETDA builds member capacity and engages partners to empower the education community in leveraging technology for learning, teaching, and school operations. For more information, please visit our website.