It isn’t just a name—the Accelerator at WGU Labs leverages the talent of 30-plus education and business professionals to boost your company’s impact and business scale. We deploy our specialists inside WGU Labs and across the broader WGU ecosystem to help you deliver on your organizational vision. The Accelerator has already delivered meaningful results for its early partners.

Partnering with the Accelerator

We advance the pace of learning innovation by providing services and funding for early-stage education technology companies serving a wide range of sectors, from K-12 through Future-of-Learning.

Our partners have:

  • Strong and diverse management teams
  • A deep understanding of the problem they’re solving
  • The potential for long-term social impact through financial sustainability

Social Impact Framework

We measure the social impact of education technology companies through a holistic, evolving framework of key indicators. To foster continued growth, we invite feedback and dialogue on our view of social impact.

We also align with WGU’s mission by increasing:

  • Access to quality education
  • Affordability of quality education
  • Outcomes for all learners

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Annual Impact Report

The Accelerator is happy to share news of its partnerships with EdTech innovators. The following is our 2021 Accelerator Annual Impact Report, which highlights the impact from our fast-paced second year.


What they say

“It was important to us to find the right partner that put the student at the center of what they value. Improving student access to their institution’s learning environment, regardless of the cost of their device, is core to what we value.”—Greg M. Smith, eLumin

“WGU Labs helped us have a better framework for the content we’re developing internally. It’s been really impactful.”—Joe Besterling, MajorClarity

“Working with program leaders in the education space is a night and day difference from other accelerators. Education is a very unique industry, and comes with its own sales and marketing challenges.” —Katy Kappler, InScribe

Delivered results

Windows into Unseen Worlds
MajorClarity Case Study
March 2021

Research Report
Red Flag Mania

Institutional Self Assessment
Fall 2020