Arlington Economic Development announced today that Richmond-based EdConnective has been chosen as the winner in this year’s Startup Arlington competition. EdConnective was chosen from a total of 64 applicants.
“EdConnective is exactly the type of technology company that can truly succeed here in Arlington,” said Christina Winn, Arlington Economic Development’s Director of Business Investment. “The company is already working with a number of successful school systems and is specifically seeking the connections and resources available in Arlington and Northern Virginia to help it grow and succeed quickly. We look forward to working with EdConnective as our Startup Arlington winner.”
EdConnective's mission is to help ensure a highly effective teacher is in every classroom by providing virtual coaching and customized feedback for teachers. Since its founding in 2015, EdConnective has worked in more than 30 schools throughout Virginia and surrounding states and has delivered more than 1,400 coaching sections via 70 world-class coaches.
As the Startup Arlington winner, EdConnective will receive exclusive mentoring from UVA Darden School of Business and Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. The company will also receive four months of lodging at the Residence Inn Rosslyn as well as incubator space at the Rosslyn co-working offices of Spaces. EdConnective will also be able to take advantage of concierge and orientation services from Chasing Dragons, transportation passes via Arlington Transportation Partners, a variety of neighborhood amenities from the Rosslyn Business Improvement District and more.
"EdConnective is thrilled to have been chosen as the winner of the Startup Arlington competition,” said Erik Skantze, COO/CTO of EdConnective. “Having a base of operations in Arlington will provide an enormous opportunity for us to grow our client base and to engage with investors. We look forward to an exciting and productive four months and beyond!"
Startup Arlington applicants were evaluated on criteria ranging from how the company would benefit from locating in Arlington to growth potential and business plans. To be eligible, applicants must have been from outside the greater Capital region and have been a founder and/or CEO of a technology-based company.
EdConnective plans to start its Arlington operations in January.
Arlington Economic Development
Arlington Economic Development (AED), part of Arlington County Government, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places. AED provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington’s business and arts community, its tourism industry and its real estate development. For more information, visit arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world – including the Pentagon – Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.