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Ed tech — and funding — on parade at LearnLaunch/MIT Sloan.Ed conference

Cambridge-based Testive, a Techstars Boston alum, was one of the demoing companies at the LearnLaunch/MIT Sloan.Ed conference this past weekend.
Cambridge-based Testive, a Techstars Boston alum, was one of the demoing companies at the LearnLaunch/MIT Sloan.Ed conference this past weekend.Credit: Anush Elbakyan for Boston.com

A weekend conference brought some of the best and brightest at rethinking education to Boston, with a number of companies unveiling new products or announcing new funding.

Boston.com’s Anush Elbakyan attended, and profiled some of the more interesting local start-ups as well as some of the exciting initiatives coming to Boston’s ed tech scene.

One of those new initiatives is the announcement of LearnLaunchX, an education-focused accelerator based in Boston that will invest $18,000 and expert guidance in start-ups. It announced plans to accept about 40 companies over the next three years, with applications for the first round beginning Feb. 20.

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But already, LearnLaunch has had a hand in sharing some start-up funding success: Ellevation Education, iCreate to Educate, and Zulama all announced new funding at the conference, totalling over $1.7 million (specifics around some of the funding rounds were not publicly disclosed). Read the full funding press release.

Check out the gallery of all the education excitement , and share interesting education innovations you’ve spotted out in the wild to Hive@Boston.com or Tweet at @HiveBoston.

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