General Assembly Hosts Five Promising Education Startups

Learn Capital (where Tom is a partner) invested in General Assembly, a very cool NYC incubator that creates great learning opportunities in design, tech, and management.  All of the classes are taught the old fashioned way–in person at or near the GA headquarters.  The demand for the training classes has been phenomenal; chalk it up to great instructors and highly relevant subjects for startup teams.  As GA becomes a global network of incubator sites, look for the learning experiences to become blended.
WiredAcademic writer Aaron Harris and his colleagues published a review of “Five Promising Education Startups to Watch in 2012,” which takes a close look at Codeacademy, EasyBib, tutorspree, littleBits, and Study Edge. The article provides an overview of each company and they are worth watching.

With the new year under way, we thought this would be a good time to highlight some promising education startups. General Assembly, a community of entrepreneurs, and Startl, a learning technology accelerator, hosted demos and Q&A with five education startups in a packed room of roughly 130 people earlier this week. The session was the seventh in the Digital Learning Series held at General Assembly in New York City. Startups Codecademy, EasyBib, tutorspree, littleBits and Study Edge presented.

Here’s a one sentence summary of each:

  • Codeacademy: teaches non-techies to develop great websites and apps.
  • EasyBib: a free bibliography and citation maker
  • Tutorspree: matches learners with tutors
  • littlebits: makes little circuit boards for school science class experiments
  • StudyEdge: tutoring for college kids

Read the full article “Five Promising Education Startups to Watch in 2012” by Aaron Harris.
Read co-founder Brad Hargreaves’ post on the General Assembly startup story.

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