“NewSchools Ignite” Opens Applications For Over $1M in Funding

“NewSchools Ignite” Opens Applications For Over $1M in Funding

NewSchools Ignite, an initiative of NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm, is now accepting applications for its Middle and High School Math Learning Challenge, which will offer grant funding to edtech startups addressing market gaps in secondary mathematics.

Open to for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations in both the early and growth stages, NewSchools Ignite will award $1.5M in funding to up to 15 winners developing digital tools with the potential to improve math learning outcomes for students in grades 6-12. Challenge winners will receive individual grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 as part of the edtech accelerator’s unique program, with no equity asked in return.

This is the second in a series of national challenges, and follows last summer’s Science Learning Challenge, which formed the organization’s first cohort. Later this year, NewSchools Ignite will open applications for its English Language Learning Challenge.

Applications for this competition must be received no later than March 14, 2016, with the program running May through October. To apply for the Middle and High School Math Challenge, learn more at NewSchools Ignite.