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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has selected the startup companies that will take part in its fourth annual Emerging Private Sector Partners program.

The companies selected will be introduced at SETDA's upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum June 25-26 in Denver. They will have the opportunity then to meet SETDA members and other opportunities over the following year to take advantage of those relationships as they work to introduce their products to the educational technology market.

According to SETDA Executive Director Tracy Weeks, the 10 companies chosen were picked because of their capacity to leverage technology to fill the needs of PreK-12 education that state leaders perceive.

This year's companies are:

"When state educational technology leaders are able to partner with emerging companies, both win," Weeks said. "The state leaders learn about cutting-edge digital learning products and services. The emerging private sector partners get a deeper understanding of state-level policies, procedures and initiatives. Ongoing conversations have the potential of resulting in powerful technologies that truly serve to help solve state and district-level problems of practice."

Karl Rectanus, CEO of Learn Inc., said, "Since we developed our unique platform with, by and for educators and administrators, we are looking forward to partnering with more state leaders to ensure their rapidly changing policy, funding and technology landscape is harnessed so all states and districts improve outcomes, increase the impacts of their technology investments, and personalize learning at scale."