Cohort 6

We're proud to announce the sixth cohort of the LEANLAB K12 Fellowship. New this year, we've expanded to 10 ventures and 9 school systems, with some of the best ventures the education entrepreneurship world has to offer. The educators at our pilot schools lead the process--they chose the ten teams represented in our cohort this year.

We're excited for these ventures to get into schools and start the co-design process. They'll be directly impacting the lives of students in real classrooms this Fall. We're humbled and grateful in anticipation of all the hard work these ventures and educators will be doing together.


Benjamin Banneker Elementary
Kansas City Public Schools

Guadalupe Centers High School
Guadalupe Centers

Van Horn High School
Independence School District

San Juan BOCES
Cortez School District

KIPP Endeavor Academy
KIPP Public Charter Schools

Academy for Integrated Arts

Operation Breakthrough

Excelsior Springs High School
Excelsior Springs School District

Blue Valley CAPS
Blue Valley USD

Emote continually collects and analyzes SEL (socio-emotional learning) data to deliver insights to the right person at the right time -- empowering schools to deliver proactive support to 100% of students with existing staff.


Floop is a web and mobile platform that helps teachers give meaningful feedback faster and teaches students to use feedback to learn.

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Flyer Connect empowers families to get engaged with their children’s education and gives schools a simple yet powerful platform to keep families informed and participating.


Indigo is a sophisticated data platform that delivers real-time actionable insights to students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators.


Intervene is a comprehensive intervention system that assesses students, analyzes data, and tutors students online in groups of 4, to provide accessible, high impact tutoring to schools and districts.

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Makers Empire helps K-8 educators teach design thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills with 3D printing and 3D design so they develop the critical thinking, design thinking, creative, collaborative and problem-solving skills and growth mindset they’ll need to thrive in the future.

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School Deets is a simple and effective communication platform that fixes disjointed school to home communication by providing one app for everyone. Admin, teachers, family liaisons, secretaries, parent volunteers, community members, etc can all use the same platform to easily reach parents.

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Speak Agent is a breakthrough digital platform that empowers diverse learners of all ages to quickly and deeply master challenging academic language and concepts critical for success in schools and careers, accelerating learning by 3x with only 30 minutes of use per week.

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A software platform that builds awareness, while lowering stigma to develop career connections over time that form a pipeline, so more students, especially women, and underrepresented groups can enter these careers.

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The Latinx Ed Collaborative aggressively seeds education pipelines with quality Latinx talent while building a supportive community of Latinx education professionals to proactively address attrition.