Startup IMS Program
Fast Track Your Way to Shaping the Future of EdTech

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Press Release (13 Sept 2018)

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IMS Global Learning Consortium is helping startup organizations participate in the largest edtech innovation ecosystem. Through a partnership with participating Venture Capital firms, IMS is extending special membership terms to early and growth-stage startups as a low barrier entry into the world’s largest and most effective member collaborative.

This program will streamline access to resources and tools that new companies need to deliver innovative products based on open standards. Participants will gain access to the IMS developer community, implementation resources and support, and marketing opportunities associated with the annual Learning Impact Leadership Institute and IMS key initiatives.
Qualified new growth companies referred by a VC partner that join IMS Global agree to achieve relevant IMS Conformance Certification for their product(s) within one year and keep all certifications current to ensure their products integrate seamlessly—with no additional cost—into an institution’s digital ecosystem.


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Startup Your Innovation

Access resources and tools you need to deliver better products for teaching and learning. 

Expand Your Network

Tap into the world’s largest member collaborative to make connections that will help grow your business.


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Gain Brand Recognition

Differentiate your organization by showing your commitment to open standards and interoperability. 

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Participating Venture Capital Partners

The way to participate in the Startup 1EdTech Program is to be introduced to 1EdTech by a qualified Venture Capital partner listed below. 
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New Markets Venture Partners is an early and growth stage venture capital firm that invests in and actively supports education, information technology, and business services companies. Credly and LearnPlatform are two of New Markets' current education portfolio companies that have joined 1EdTech as Contributing Members.

CincyTech is one of the most active seed funds in the Midwest. We transform innovation into high performing life science and digital companies in Southwest Ohio. Our team provides advice and capital to entrepreneurs, helps research institutions commercialize technology through startups, and catalyzes investment from individuals and institutions into regional companies.  

View all CincyTech Portfolio Companies.


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