Pearson is launching a new incubator program called Catalyst. This is a new initiative that is seeking to help finance and launch digital companies looking to make their mark on the educational world.
A number of successful companies have been helped out by Pearson in the past, including Inkling. Obviously, if you are looking to make a major push into the educational arena, Pearson might be the best way to go. They are giving out on average of around $20,000 and are willing to to help out in all aspects of the business.
If you get accepted into the program, Pearson is willing to work with you, no matter where you are located. They will provide travel funds to visit London, where they are located, and attend the demo day in November.
Diana Stepner, head of Future Technologies at Pearson, said: “Pearson Catalyst reflects our desire to be more open and work with forward-thinking companies to solve the biggest challenges in global education. We believe the future of learning is digital, personal and driven by data—and bringing together Pearson and start-ups is the perfect combination to build the best future of education today.”
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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.