Zynga has announced a partnership with NewSchools Venture Fund to support interactive education entrepreneurs. Zynga will lend office space for companies developing progressive learning games and apps and employees will lend their expertise on a voluntary basis.
“We’re excited about the learning potential of games,” said Ken Weber, Executive Director of Zynga.org, a non-profit organization established by Zynga. “We’re honored to collaborate with NewSchools, a proven leader in the education technology space, on this accelerator. We want to help entrepreneurs create high quality, scalable learning games that will enhance learning experiences for all 21st century students.”
The first wave of companies in this accelerator will include Kidaptive, LocoMotiveLabs, Motion Math, and Edmodo. Zynga.org will invest $1 million in the accelerator in its first year.