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SETDA Invites EdTech Startups to Apply Now

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 sixth 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 2018 application, which is due by April 1, 2018, is now available here.

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 educational technology leaders and industry leaders, including participation in a high-energy pitch fest at the 2018 SETDA Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL just before the ISTE conference at the end of June. The list of SETDA’s current Emerging Partners is here.

“By taking responsibility for engaging with emerging education and technology companies, state level digital learning leaders play a valuable role in ensuring that future educational technology products and services are of high-quality and align with state education goals and needs. The Emerging Private Sector Partners program is a fun, engaging way to learn from one another in a highly supportive environment, while also providing a vitally important lens to our vision and mission of improving education through technology policy and practice,” said Dr. Tracy Weeks, SETDA Executive Director.

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 here, or by contacting Melissa Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships at mgreene@setda.org or 202-715-6636 ext. 703.

About the State Educational Technology Directors Association

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.

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