For Startups & Developers

Welcoming edtech companies and entrepreneurs into our ecosystem

Let’s Work Together

Through iZone events, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with school professionals and gain new insight into what’s happening on-the-ground in schools. We know the processes of procurement, contracting, and IT compliance can be daunting, but we’ll support you in navigating them and then provide guidance as you pilot and validate your work.

Ways to get involved

Tackle real dilemmas in NYC Schools by participating in an iZone Innovation Challenge. iZone Innovation Challenges crowd-source solutions in order to expand the range of tools and resources available to teachers, students, and families. As a participant, you can apply your expertise, stretch your creative boundaries, and get an insider’s perspective on NYC classrooms.

Rapidly prototype ideas to better meet the needs of schools by participating in a hackathon. We partnered with Spotify to host the first-ever Music Education Hackathon. The event brought together educators, software developers and the music industry to build new music education tools.

Connect with educators and NYCDOE officials at our events.

Pilot your product in select iZone schools. Apps that came out of our Gap App Challenge, to help address gaps in middle school math skills, are currently being piloted in select iZone schools.

…And more- the choice is yours!


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Our hackathons bring together educators, software developers, and professionals to design and build education tools. The goal is to rapidly develop apps that enhance learning,…


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At Shark Tanks, software developers are invited to demo their product and then panels of “Sharks” – typically teachers or students – ask questions and provide feedback. Join us!