CONNECT Partners with SAGE Publishing to Identify EdTech Startups

Oct 17, 2017


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CONNECT Partners with SAGE Publishing to Identify EdTech Startups

SAN DIEGO (October 17, 2017) – CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today that it is partnering with SAGE Publishing, a leading global publisher of innovative, high-quality content including more than 1,000 journals and 800 new books each year, and a range of digital products and online courses, to help source and invest in EdTech startup companies. The partnership, which is part of CONNECT’s Corporate Match program, is initially slated to last two years. CONNECT will send out the first call for EdTech applicants in October 2017.

“SAGE Publishing is exactly the forward-thinking and innovative organization we are seeking to partner with in our Corporate Match program,” said Greg McKee, President & CEO of CONNECT. “By actively seeking to create relationships with cutting edge startup entrepreneurs, Sage will ensure that they remain on the forefront of their evolving industry, and San Diego entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to benefit from this direct investment and partnering channel with a corporate leader in the EdTech space.”

The partnership aims to support promising EdTech startups as they scale. SAGE has committed to creating a robust investment pool to invest in startups over the next two years.

Blaise Simqu, SAGE President & CEO commented, “SAGE is interested in making long-term investments in companies innovating to support education and research, particularly in higher education or teacher professional development. We look forward to working with CONNECT and meeting potential partners in these areas.”

CONNECT will open the first call for applications for EdTech startups who wish to apply to Corporate Match today, October 17. Companies may apply via this link –

For more information on CONNECT’s partnership with SAGE or CONNECT’s Corporate Match Program please contact the CONNECT Match Program at



CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

About SAGE Publishing

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.