The Boston Innovation Incubator Competition

Boston Leaders for the Future of Education’s Innovation Incubator Competition is designed to spark new connections and help entrepreneurial educators and thinkers in and around Boston transform innovative ideas into actionable proposals. In this competition, teams or individuals are invited to submit brief proposals for educational innovations. The finalists will pitch their proposal to key policy- and decision-makers. We are very proud that the winning proposal from our last competition, Countdown to High School, is now being implemented in the Boston Public Schools!
The 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Competition:

The 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Competition was launched on March 8th at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain, Boston.  Since then, Innovators throughout and around Boston have been working hard to transform their innovative ideas into actionable proposals; these Innovators submitted 13 below proposals into the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Competition.  Please click on the below links to read the proposals submitted for the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Competition:
BLFE Members Help Select the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Finalists:
During the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Online Voting Competition, BLFE Members cast over 1,200 votes to help select the top seven finalists for the 2012 Innovation Incubator competition.  Polls for the online voting competition closed at midnight on July 8th, 2012. 
After the top seven finalists were selected, the Expert Review Panel reviewed and scored each of the proposals at the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator Finals.  Members of the Expert Review Panel include the following leaders in education:

  • Paul Reville, MA Secretary of Education

  • Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

  • Alice Peisch, MA State Representative & Joint Commission on Education Co-Chair

  • Martha Pierce, Education Advisor to the Mayor, City of Boston
  • Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor & Education Committee Vice-Chair

  • Janet Anderson, Senior Vice President, EdVestors

  • Heaven Freda, Member,  Boston Student Advisory Council


BLFE Announces Winner of the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator:

USAdelante: Advancing Together. Siguiendo Adelante
wins the 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator. 
USAdelante’s vision is that every college student, regardless of origin and background, will have access to a community supporting their progress toward successfully graduating college; its mission is to create a national student-to-student support community to increase the number of college graduates and underrepresented leaders.  Click here to visit USAdelante website and click here to read USAdelante' 2012 Boston Innovation Incubator proposal. As the winner, USAdelante will receive a $1,000 cash prize to support their innovation.

If you have any Questions or you would like additional information, please contact BLFE Co-Chair, Jonathan Sproul, via email at or via phone at 617.519.3106.
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