Get Ready for NY EdTech Week in December!

Next month, EdTech Times will head to New York for NY EdTech Week, an edtech event co-hosted by the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and StartEd. Billed as “a global education innovation festival,” the event will take place Monday through Wednesday, December 19th-21st, at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus.

NY EdTech Week will feature presentations by education experts, pitches by startups, panel discussions, musical performances, networking events, and “Open Lab” visits to New York’s educational landmarks. Expect attendees to include entrepreneurs, investors, teachers, and policymakers.

One of the biggest highlights of the week is the conclusion of the NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator, another partnership between NYU and StartEd. Nine startups were chosen from over 400 applicants to participate in the three-month program. Described as “an intensive edtech boot camp,” the accelerator trains edtech startups in entrepreneurship and company growth.

The 2016 cohort of startups includes:

  • Admission Table (Bangalore, India) — The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot for university admissions

  • Alumnify (San Francisco, CA) —  An enterprise platform for alumni offices

  • AugThat (New York City, NY) — An augmented reality curriculum to bring learning to life

  • Bering (Brooklyn, NY) — A data analytics platform for scientific research

  • EduKids Connect Systems (New York, NY) — An all-in-one information system for childcare providers

  • NeuroNet Learning (Gainesville, FL) — A scientifically based early reading curriculum combining fluency and kinesthetics

  • TheTalkList, Inc. (San Diego, CA) — A global language learning exchange

  • Trovvit (Brooklyn, NY) — A social portfolio tool for the next generation transcript

  • Versity U, Inc. (Jeffersonville, IN) — A tool to help students plan, prepare for and pass board exams in the healthcare industry

Paul Sheppard of McGraw-Hill Education, Shana Dressler of Google 30 Weeks, Kate Walker of Princeton Review, and Luyen Chou of Pearson are among the mentors guiding the startups at the edtech accelerator.

During NY EdTech Week, the startups will present Shark Tank-style pitches to angel and venture capital education investors. These pitches are a must-attend event for anyone interested in the cutting edge of education innovation.

Register now for early bird tickets to NY Edtech Week

Learn more about participating in the NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator.

Adelia Humme

Adelia Humme

Previously an academic adviser at her alma mater, Texas A&M University, Adelia has contributed her editorial skills to The Eckleburg Project, Redivider, and Texas A&M University Press. She recently moved from Texas to Boston to pursue a master's degree in publishing & writing at Emerson College. She devotes her free time to reading fantasy novels and spoiling cats.