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Evaluate the student skills that matter most.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2017
  • Employees 2
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
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Company Summary

Slate is a open-source SaaS platform that allows schools to redefine their goals for students in terms of the skills that help them succeed in life. Students are then evaluated in context rather than through the proxy of standardized tests. Over the past five years, the most forward-thinking schools in the country came together to invest $1.75M in R&D in an open-source platform now used by 15 schools.


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    Christian Kunkel

    As the co-founder of multiple for-profit and non-profit companies, Christian has helped hundreds of high school students launch businesses that solve problems and create real value in their communities. As co-founder of Startup Corps, he sold to and worked directly with principals in every type of school. He has also researched and consulted on leadership development strategy and corporate university design for over 100 Fortune 500 companies.

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    Chris Alfano

    An open-source and ed-tech advocate, Chris has run a school technology department at the Science Leadership Academy, served as a teacher and mentor for hundreds of students, and founded Code for Philly to promote open government. He also co-founded and bootstrapped a web and mobile development company, Jarvus Innovations, to $1.5M in yearly revenue.


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    Liam Hegarty