Towson University’s incubator isn’t exclusively focused on education startups, but they are a key part of its work.
And on Thursday, edtech will take center stage at an event featuring lightning pitches and demos from seven startups. The EdTech Innovation Showcase is set for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the TU Incubator (7400 York Road).
The event offers a chance to hear about Communication APPtitude’s recently released InferCabulary Pro app, or talk to Lessoncast following their participation in Dreamit’s accelerator earlier this year.
Other featured startups include City Garage-based Workbench, SpeakAgent, Campus ESP, PledgeCents and Admit.me.
The event marks as good a chance as any to get a snapshot of this key innovation area of Baltimore’s tech community. The companies are on “the mature end of seed stage or squarely pegged to early stage, at the point of regional or national growth, many of which actively seeking capital. All have well-honed products in the market and are looking for feedback and customer growth,” according to a blog post about the event from TU Director of Entrepreneurship Frank Bonsal III.
Bonsal wrote that his research indicates the region has more than 150 edtech companies, and over 70 percent are located in Greater Baltimore. Check out the full map produced by the incubator.