Congratulations to our Michelson Runway 2018 Cohort for rounding out the 4-month program with an incredible Demo Day Showcase! These 9 ventures are on a mission to improve postsecondary education and the future of work.

The June 13th culminating showcase took place at Runway Incubator in San Francisco, where the companies pitched to a live audience of more than 100 investors, educators, tech professionals, and entrepreneurs. Each five minute pitch was followed by a Q&A round from our all-star investor panel.

Meet the Panel









Bisk Ventures: George Straschnov
Emerson Collective: Jomayra Herrera
Learn Capital: Vinit Sukhija
Owl Ventures: Amit Patel
Reach Capital: Chian Gong

Post-pitches, the cohort was able to network with investors, potential partners, & thought leaders, delving into deeper discussions around their companies. As Kathleen Gibson, Founder and CEO of APL nextED explained:

“My biggest takeaway from the program was learning to speak about APL’s value proposition in a clear and concise way.”

Meet Our Startups

Missed the Demo Showcase? No problem! You can watch the full Facebook live video recording of the pitches here. Or skip ahead to your favorite company!

APL nextED (21:04), Gooroo (27:05), MeasureOne (33.57), NameCoach (41:34), NexusEdge (48:18), Osmosis (57:13), Qualified (1:05:16), The Whether (1:12:44), Year On (1:22:59).

Although Cohort 2 programming has officially come to a close, we’re excited to continue supporting these visionary edtech entrepreneurs alongside our phenomenal partner network, including Bisk Ventures, Cooley LLP, General Assembly and Runway Incubator.  

Onward and upward Cohort 2!

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