Colleges Join the Ed-Tech Revolution by Nurturing Young Companies

Colleges Join the Ed-Tech Revolution by Nurturing Young Companies 1

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

Bobbi Kurshan is leading the U. of Pennsylvania's $2.1-million education incubator. "This is a potentially large revenue stream," she says.

The next so-called disruption poised to remake higher education may soon be born at a university near you. That is thanks to a growing number of colleges' creation of in-house education-­technology incubators that they say could turn them a profit while letting their students and faculty members in on the ground floor of the next innovation.

In one of the largest efforts of its kind to date, the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education has announced the creation