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Zynga.org’s Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players

Co.lab is a start-up accelerator that focuses on learning games. A partnership between Zynga.org and the New School Venture Fund, co.lab “works with startups leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies for PK-12 students and teachers.”

Their third cohort was just announced. It includes seven start-ups “founded by a talented and diverse set of entrepreneurs including educators, technologists, game developers, school founders, researchers from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of California – Berkeley, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and even recent college graduates.”

I visited their offices last week and spoke to Esteban Sosnik (Executive Director) and Cameron White (Associate Director). They emphasized a commitment to creating an interdisciplinary space where companies with differing strengths and weaknesses can help one another thrive.

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