Devry Schools Startups With 1871 Incubator

Career College Central Summary:

  • DeVry Education Group Inc. is teaming up with 1871 on an incubator for education-technology startups.
  • DeVry, already an 1871 sponsor, is launching the EdTech Incubator, expecting to admit up to 10 startups spread over two classes annually. The program will take applications from entrepreneurs nationwide.
  • The Downers Grove-based company, which runs a for-profit network of schools and has an enrollment of more than 100,000, will provide the startups with access to and mentoring from its executives.
  • They'll offer feedback on the startups' ideas and test the most promising ones at its campuses. The company also will host education programs at 1871, which is housed in the Merchandise Mart.
  • "It will help us improve teaching and learning. We'll co-create solutions we can pilot across DeVry," said Jeff Dunn, senior director of DV X, DeVry's research and development unit.

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