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Educators and Entrepreneurs Mash up


James Shelton III, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education

Ellen Winn, Senior Vice President, 50CAN

Steven Hodas, Founder, Contnu and Founder/ CEO of Noodle Education

Lyel Resner, Fellow at the Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU, and working on Startup Box South Bronx (SB2)

Jordan Garbis, Interim COO, PerformIT at Kaplan Ventures

Jordan Goldman, Founder, Unigo

Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Director, RTP Ventures

Rhena Jasey, primary grades educator, The Equity Project

Marisa Kaplan, educator and education consultant, EdGeeks

Jerry Crisci, Technology Director, Scarsdale Public Schools


We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions, please email me doug.crets [at] gmail [dot] com or saad [at] citelighter [dot] com.




Douglas Crets, co-director, Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

Saad Alam,co-director, Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the startup presentations. Thank you for organizing this interesting and informative event.

    May 15, 2012

  • Bernadette W.

    Would love to have met more of the individuals there - forum groups or small group sessions. The demos were not particularly useful for my work. Looking for more opportunities to network.

    May 6, 2012

  • K. L.

    Excellent. Very informative and timely, just wish it were longer, LOL.

    May 2, 2012

  • Jerry C.

    The event provided a great opportunity to network with individuals in education and the edtech startup sectors. These conversations are important, and long overdue.

    May 2, 2012

  • David W.

    Excellent panel.

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great! A pleasure to meet so many edTech enthusiasts.

    I agree with the comments about the panel - I think keynotes are typically more interesting because it gives the experts more of a chance to organize their thoughts and to communicate the points they find most pertinent.

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event was great overall and even better than last time! I have a few suggestions for further improvement. 1) Maybe a function of the space, but I literally could not see any of the panelists (and I'm 6'2"). Since risers are not exactly practical, for a long/tight space like that, consider a) using stools for the panelists, or b) projecting a live-feed on to the wall.

    2) I appreciated having the panelists' names + titles shown during their talk, that was feedback I had last time. One additional thought I had, the Twitter conversation is so robust during the event (#edtechNYC) that it would be great to also include the speakers' Twitter handles in their bios, where possible. 3) For the start-up presentations at the end, it might be nice to structure the presentations and keep the moving, maybe each covers a consistent set of questions, e.g. What it is, Problem it solves, Target Users, How it works, Business Model.

    Looking forward to the next one!

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good content, but the first part felt a bit rushed.

    May 1, 2012

  • Adam A.

    The event was very well planned. It's unfortunate the panelists didn't have more time to talk. They were quite interesting.

    May 1, 2012

  • Donna Z.

    It was amazingly informative...

    May 1, 2012

  • Marisa B.

    What a great night (and an impressive turnout!) I felt lucky to sit on a panel with such innovative people. I am really looking forward to the next meetup. It will get better and better each time. Things I hope to see in the next round: A larger teacher audience and more time to either network or have focused panels/discussions in smaller groups.

    May 1, 2012

  • Kara C.

    Wished there was more time to network and chat with the other attendees. Jim Shelton had great advice and I wished they had stuck to the plan and given him time for a key note and questions, instead of the panel.

    May 1, 2012

  • Mitch W.

    A lot of people come to network. Maybe we can start with some icebreaker that has people exchanging a few greetings, or maybe do something like that in the middle.

    The presentations were interesting, though, and good people.

    May 1, 2012

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Additional notes: Teachers will not be charged for this event. I will figure out a way to keep teachers from paying, but for now, I will simply refund teachers once I can determine they are teachers.

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