Village Capital, which has operated a mentorship and investment program for education startups since 2013, has announced its newest class. The latest program, called and focused on “Future of Work & Learning,” features 12 startups from the U.S. and Canada addressing a range of education and workforce-related needs. Unlike previous years, this cohort focuses much more on workforce development issues, in industries as specific as cosmetology, and on topics as broad as cultural education for remote teams that span the globe.
The Michelson 20MM Foundation will invest in $100,000 in the two companies that received the best marks. Other program partners include Autodesk Foundation, AT&T and the Lumina Foundation, which are providing financial support for program operations and will have mentors in the workshops.