Start-Up Alley

This experience has helped us validate our product market fit and kick off some meaningful discussions with universities and colleges. 

 

Experience the Excitement

There are many ways EDUCAUSE can help emerging edtech companies gain exposure with the higher education community. Through Start-Up Alley, you have the opportunity to showcase your products and services to leaders and professionals who are actively seeking your offerings at the premier higher ed IT event of the year—our annual conference.

If you have a solution that addresses core issues in higher education, Start-Up Alley is the perfect place to engage with decision makers, develop meaningful connections, receive targeted feedback, and build awareness for your emerging company.

To be considered for participation in this experience, please review the criteria below and apply by July 16.

All participating Start-Up Alley companies must:

  • Be under five years old
  • Earn less than $1M in revenue
  • Employ under 25 employees

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Participated in Start-Up Alley previously? Join us as a Start-Up Alley Graduate.

Also, if you know of a potential start-up who could benefit from participating in Start-Up Alley or if you are with an institution that hosts an incubator program for emerging edtech companies, please share this opportunity.

"Cognomos has benefited tremendously from Start-Up Alley every time we have participated. It's a great way to put young companies on the map and to provide a central place for customers and partners to find us."

—Matt Boulos, Founder and CEO, Course Match (by Cognomos)


What's In It for You?

  • Brand exposure with potential customers and the opportunity to make strategic connections
  • A unique display space in the Start-Up Alley section of the exhibit hall
  • The chance to participate in the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition, where you can deliver a business pitch to leading innovators in higher education, edtech, and others in the field for the chance to win a special prize package (participants will be selected from among approved Start-Up Alley participants)
  • Complimentary exhibitor registrations
  • An invitation to an emerging company mixer, where you can meet and network with a diverse group of innovators and thought leaders in higher education

Start-Up Alley Booth Example

Example Start-Up Alley display space.


Start-Up Alley Graduates

If you've participated in Start-Up Alley in the past, you're invited back to this year's conference as a Start-Up Alley Graduate. To participate in this experience, please contact our Corporate Team.

What's In It for You?

  • A larger, more enhanced display space, in addition to the benefits above

Start-Up Alley Graduates booth example

Example Start-Up Alley Graduate display space.

The display space examples are close representations of the final product. Final structures may change.


Pricing

Opportunity Price*
Start-Up Alley $1,600 member
$2,400 nonmember
Start-Up Alley Graduates $2,800 member
$3,600 nonmember

Pricing includes display space, electricity, wireless access, two exhibitor registrations, and a listing in the event corporate directory.


*EDUCAUSE Membership

EDUCAUSE members receive special pricing on all of our events, sponsorships, exhibits, and more—including Start-Up Alley and Start-Up Alley Graduates. Learn more about the benefits of membership.


2019 Participants

Start-Up Alley Start-Up Alley Graduates

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Boost

bulb Digital Portfolios

Cirkled In

cnective

CourseArc

Custom Donations

Degree Analytics

Dynos.io

EdifyOnline

Eduflow

eLumin

ideiio

JIBB

Knack

Kokomo Solutions

Lifecycle Systems Corporation

Liftoff Academics

NetSearch Platform Limited

Painless Security

PowerNotes

Pretzl

Quitch

Rah Rah

Real Learning

Steppingblocks

Strut Learning

Wyebot

Acadly

Campus

Course Match (by Cognomos)

Coursedog

Cytilife

Element451

empow

GlyphEd

ManagedMethods

Motimatic

NoteAffect

OneOrigin

Popcorn RFP

Pronto

Salty Cloud

SpyCloud

SysCloud

TechReady.io