The Intel Accelerator Program is for edtech startups. Applications are open through May 22, 2015.

Intel Education Accelerator Program for #edtech Startups Is a Great Opportunity

Education technology startups are hot. Sweeping changes are moving through education as technology has become more affordable and scalable. Now is the time. This week, Intel announced their Intel Education Accelerator Program. If you’re interested, you need to apply (Intel.com/EduAccelerator) before May 22 at 12pm PST.

Intel Education and Intel Capital have launched this program to give guidance, resources, and potentially a $100,000 investment from Intel Capital. This program will include mentoring, speakers, and access to key worldwide resources from August to the first week of December at which time the selected participants will demonstrate their developments.

As I read their announcement, I’m thinking of a “Shark Tank”-like experience except with lots of mentoring before the product is proposed.

As further evidence of the timeliness of this opportunity, the US Department of Education released their Guide for Ed-Tech Development of which I was one of the “crowdsourced” leaders in the field who was consulted and quoted.

[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@coolcatteacher @intel” url=”http://www.intel.com/EduAccelerator”]Got an #edtech idea or startup? See Intel's Education Accelerator program [/tweetthis]

Without a doubt, some great new start ups are in the minds and perhaps even planned out by the readers of this blog. As I’ve  met so many of you who read this blog, you want to improve education and do the right thing to improve the world for students.

We sit upon a hinge of history (as Thomas Cahill writes in his book series) and technology is a pivot point. We need insightful entrepreneurs with a passion for students and world-class learning to take their companies and ideas to the next level.

If you have an idea, you should visit Intel.com/EduAccelerator and begin your application process. If you’re accepted, keep me posted! What an amazing opportunity!

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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