Meet the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator class
These 8 businesses are helping shape the future of education
Established in 2015, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator program provides financial investment,
About our group of outstanding companies
The 11 incredible Aspire alumni companies are making a deep and lasting impact, reaching 4 million students to date and growing at rates that far exceed industry standards. And we’re looking forward to this year’s outstanding group of companies, which represent diverse backgrounds and leadership.
The 2017 Aspire Accelerator class brings together groundbreaking startups that are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in education—and each brings its own unique approach to help students as well as teachers. From using basketball stats for math
The Aspire Accelerator class of 2017
Booknook (Oakland, CA)
This cloud-based platform allows one-on-one and small-group learning from
CareerVillage.org (Palo Alto, CA)
Crowdsourced career advice is provided on this website, a 501(c)3, by an online volunteer corps of working professionals. It empowers the workforce of tomorrow by allowing students to ask questions, as well as search for previously indexed advice.
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Earshot (Seattle, WA)
Teachers are the target for this app, which uses voice analysis and machine learning to provide them with personalized data and advice about their instruction. This provides teachers with the opportunity to constantly improve their
Learn Fresh (Denver, CO)
The brains behind the game that makes math fun (yes, fun). Non-profit Learn Fresh created Math Hoops, a board game, mobile
LiftEd (Berkeley, CA)
Special education teachers spend too much time gathering and tracking data, which hampers their focus on students. LiftEd, an iPad app, analyzes the data for them, measuring virtually real-time learning trends and progress that can be shared with districts and parents.
ListenWise (Brookline, MA)
ListenWise leverages listening to enhance students’ language, vocabulary and reading skills. It works by curating engaging audio that teachers can easily incorporate into the
Literacy Lab (Oakland, CA)
This 501(c)3 powers Lumen, an app that uses mobile technology to connect children and parents
This teen-focused, cloud-based platform is hard to pass up, thanks to its video game base. Zulama engages students in programming and STEM subjects by incorporating game design and project-based learning.
Helping shape the future of education
Education is constantly shifting based on technology, and these companies are ahead of the curve. We look forward to working with each of them in this shared commitment to furthering education for all students and teachers alike.
AT&T Aspire Accelerator is part of the Aspire program, which has invested $400 million in supporting education during the continuing digital revolution. If you’d like more information on this program, click here.