CB&A, Arc Capital Development and Academic Business Advisors to Share Expertise at SETDA Emerging Technologies Forum

Channel Partners to mentor, provide marketing insights to edtech startups

Madison, Wis. (June 13, 2017) – SETDA, the principal nonprofit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, invites three leading firms to mentor rising technology companies at the Emerging Technologies Forum. Academic Business Advisors, Arc Capital Development and C. Blohm & Associates (CB&A) will lead a robust, daylong workshop that gives seasoned marketing and business development advice to up-and-coming edtech vendors.

This year marks the fifth annual Emerging Technologies Forum, a venue for state members and private sector entrepreneurs to attend workshops and discuss contemporary edtech topics with industry professionals. Nine developing companies will learn from Mitch Weisburgh of Academic Business Advisors, Kevin Custer of Arc Capital Development, and Charlene Blohm of CB&A. Forum attendees were selected from a pool of applicants who demonstrated their capacity to leverage technology and to serve a need in pre-K-12 education:

CatchOn, http://getcatchon.com/

Cignition, Inc., http://www.cignition.com

Level Up Village, http://levelupvillage.com

Mathspace, Inc., https://mathspace.co/

Open Assessment Technologies, https://www.taotesting.com

Readorium, https://www.readorium.com/

Streamable Learning, http://streamablelearning.com

TeacherCoach, http://www.teachercoach.com/

VitalInsight, http://www.vitalinsightsolutions.com/

"Working with emerging companies is a vital part of SETDA's Private Sector Partnership program,” according to Dr. Tracy Weeks, SETDA Executive Director. “This collaboration allows state leaders to have a first look at new technologies for education and enables these growing companies to get in front of multiple states while learning more about needs across the country."

The nine-company cohort will have the opportunity to benefit from the Forum speakers’ deep experience in the edtech industry, and engage with state leaders, affiliates and annual partners over the next 12 months. For more information about the event, visit http://etforum.setda.org/#!/overview.



Founded in 2001, SETDA is the principal nonprofit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. Learn more at http://www.setda.org.

About Academic Business Advisors, LLC

A recognized leader in the Education marketplace, Academic Business Advisors has helped dozens of companies grow their businesses.  Our specialty is operational strategic advisement as part of a company’s senior management.  Our extensive relationships and experience allow us to maximize the return on investment and effort for our client companies, accelerating their path to success. For more information, visit www.academicbiz.com.

About Arc Capital Development

Arc Capital Development is a global early stage venture advisory firm that invests in and operates companies in the K-20 education and special needs markets. Since the firm’s inception 15 years ago, Arc has advised over 100 clients in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. Arc has deployed over $8 million in 25+ investments in the education and special needs markets and has offices in Denver, Silicon Valley and Sarasota. For more information, visit www.arccd.com.

About C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.

CB&A is the premier PR and digital marketing agency for the education and special needs industries. This award-winning agency creates customized integrated marketing communications campaigns that drive results for clients. Passion, imagination and commitment are hallmarks of this dynamic team that focuses on the importance of providing everyone with the chance to learn. Because after all, Visibility Matters. For more information, visit www.cblohm.com.


For more information:

Aleesha Halbach, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 ext. 31, aleesha@cblohm.com