UR Turn wins spot with AT&T accelerator, reported in Minneapolis -St. Paul Business Journal

Twin Cities ed-tech startup wins spot with AT&T accelerator

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Local education-technology company UR Turn has been chosen as one of eight startups for this year's AT&T Aspire Accelerator class.

St. Louis Park-based UR Turn makes software that combines education research, data from school portals and algorithms to measure how well prepared students are for college and a career.

UR Turn will receive a $125,000 investment from AT&T. It will also pitch its business at a demo day in Dallas in December.

"It was a nice validation of what we're doing," UR Turn CEO Angie Eilers said. "Based on the number of applicants, there was a 3 percent chance of being accepted."

Founded in 2015, the virtual accelerator focuses on ed-tech companies that are led by founders who are "bringing innovative skills-building resources into hundreds of thousands of classrooms," Anne Wintroub, director of social innovation at AT&T, said in a statement.

Eilers is a longtime education researcher and a former executive at ed-tech company Sophia Learning.

Alex Wittenberg

Staff writer
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal