By: Kimberly Weisul 
06/2016 on Inc.

It was a pitch event designed to highlight diversity among ed-tech entrepreneurs, and in that, it certainly succeeded.

Eleven entrepreneurs, all from founding teams including women or people of color, made their cases for innovations that would help bring more real-world experience into classrooms, help teachers track the progress of special-needs students, or help underserved people find jobs, among others. During the day, the entrepreneurs pitched for an audience of experts who helped them fine-tune their presentations. At night, they pitched for $20,000 in startup capital.

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