CourseStorm, the Orono-based startup that’s developed course-registration software to education organizations, has been accepted into the LearnLaunch accelerator in Boston.
The company was one of five education-technology companies selected from more than 400 applicants to join the accelerator’s Breakthrough program, according to a news release.
“We are incredibly excited to join the Breakthrough cohort at LearnLaunch,” said Brian Rahill, co-founder and CEO of CourseStorm. “The advice, mentoring, and networking available from the entire LearnLaunch team will help us take CourseStorm to the next level.”
As a member of the 2017 cohort, CourseStorm has already received a $50,000 investment from LearnLaunch and is eligible for up to $120,000 in total funding. As a Breakthrough accelerator company, CourseStorm will take part in an intensive two-month, personalized curriculum at the LearnLaunch campus in Boston’s Innovation District.
The program offers assistance on bringing products to market and offers access to a diverse team of more than 100 mentors.
“The companies we selected are the cream of the crop of early stage, EdTech companies. We chose them based on their proven business models, market traction, and our belief in their ability to achieve significant scale,” Jean Hammond, partner and co-founder of LearnLaunch, said in a statement.
CourseStorm and the other Breakthrough companies will be showcased at LearnLaunch’s 5th Annual Across Boundaries Conference on Feb. 3, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.