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Hello entrepreneurs, educators, investors, and community. We are thrilled to have you and 182 other ed tech enthusiasts attending our Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup this week. Here are some very important details for the evening.
We want to thank Blueprint Health for letting us use their vast loft space in SoHo for the evening's event. Thank you!
NOTE TO PRESENTERS: Each presentation will last five to seven minutes. You will be given three minutes of feedback time. Don't worry if this does not seem enough. We will have nearly 180 people in attendance, and many of those people are bound to approach you afterwards.
Tuesday, February 28
483 Broadway, Second Floor
The corner of Broome and Broadway. Views of the street attached.
The building has an elevator, but since we anticipate having a lot of people coming within a short amount of time, we recommend that people take the stairs up one level and walk into the office. Someone will be positioned at the doors to let you in and advise you on where to walk.
Short welcome from Director Douglas Crets and Co-Director Saad Alam, from Citelighter.com.
We then hear from 4 thought leaders in education, who will speak for 5-7 minutes on their vision of innovation of education and where it is heading from here.
Yen Yen Woo, professor of Education at Long Island University
Nikhil Goyal, junior at Syosset High School in Long Island, New York
John Katzman, founder of Princeton Review and Chairman of 2tor.com
Brad Felix, Chief Learning Officer, Flat World Knowledge
From there we jump right into 4 quick presentations of startups in different levels of development. After each presentation, the floor will be opened to questions and feedback from the audience for 3 three minutes.
Edmond Kemokai, Appynote
Zoli Honig, Chalkable
Alec Turnbull and Steve Silvius, Three Ring
Raluca Sirbu, MSPublishing House, showcasing Math Workbooks app
The goal is to inspire would-be entrepreneurs and educators with a penchant for innovation by providing them with a glimpse into product development and the work that goes into getting something to market. Rather than only presenting products that have traction, and are ready for financing, we have included a mix of products at various stages to give people a better idea of what goes into making something for education. At the same time, it shows the developers what different people look for -- be they teachers, students, investors or other entrepreneurs.
Ending the Evening
At the close of presentations, we will have about 30 minutes to socialize and break down chairs, and we will break for different venues around the city. We need to be mindful of the work space, as the Blueprint Health teams will be working on the same floor.
We will list some places at the end of the night, where we can meet up. Right now I am thinking Le Orange Bleu, on Grand, not a few blocks away.
Open to suggestions from the group.
Thank you very much for attending the experience, and look for more meetups like this, once a month. If you were not selected for this month's meetup -- we had a waiting list -- there will be more and we will be sure to include everyone in due time.
If you are still interested in blogging, I will have information on the evening of the event to share with you.
Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup
New York, New York
Edited by Douglas on Feb 26, 2012 9:08 PM