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Blackbird joins gBETA Social Impact for Education Accelerator

An accelerator for social impact startups building products addressing equity in education.

Portland, OR, November 6, 2022 - Blackbird has been selected to join the Fall 2022 gBETA Social Impact Accelerator program, a virtual, seven-week accelerator that works with startups building products or services addressing equity in education or criminal justice reform.

“I’ve really learned a lot at Gener8tor,” said Ness Blackbird, cofounder, Blackbird. “It’s been a great experience. There’s so much you need to know to get a startup off the ground, and Gener8tor is a great place to learn it.”

Created to bridge the gap between introductory game-based curriculum and advanced computer science, Blackbird was built to make coding a core part of education. Its intelligent and supportive educational environment enables students and teachers to learn real-world coding skills.

About Gener8tor gBETA:

gener8tor is a nationally-ranked venture capital firm and accelerator that brings together startup founders, investors, corporations, job seekers, universities, musicians and artists. The gener8tor platform includes more than 75 programs spanning startup accelerators, corporate programming, speaker series, conferences, skills accelerators and fellowships. gener8tor believes that everyone deserves opportunities, regardless of race, place or gender.

About Blackbird:

The Blackbird education platform is now open for students and instructors. Blackbird offers full access to our coding content through a 15-day free trial. Their simple, affordable pricing structure includes full support and professional development. Teachers do not need coding experience! With Blackbird, any science or math teacher can teach a coding elective, or even include coding in their regular curriculum. With district-wide scalability, superintendent consultation and ongoing expert support, Blackbird is designed to enable school districts to efficiently implement code education to reach all students from middle school on. For more information, visit Blackbird on the web at


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