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EduTech (13): Tech-fueled Education Reform

To kick off the new year, we'll be bringing in  tech-minded educational thought leaders to frame the current state of edu and ground innovation in the real challenges of the education system.

We're thrilled to welcome speakers and edtech stars Jon Bischke and Percilla Ortega to ring in the new year and inspire us as we tackle edu challenges in- and out-side of the traditional classroom. 

Jon Bischke is a longtime advocate of disrupting education and a founder of 4 successful companies that meet at the intersection of education and technology. His visionary work in education has brought him acclaim from investors, teachers, and the business world.

Percilla Ortega, founder of DesignED, brought a room full of edu-preneurs at a recent edtech competition to tears with her riveting and passionate discussion of the achievement gap. With a nuanced understanding of how tech can help high need students, Percilla is intent on seriously disrupting the status quo in amazing ways.

Bring your listening ears, a few business cards, and a smile - See you there!

 

 

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  • Danni S.

    Hello Entrepreneurs,

    We are excited to bring you the 2015, 2nd edition Startups {Shark-Tank} Showcase demo+pitch expo! http://www.meetup.com/StartupsShowcase/events/189987382/

    We hope you can join us, get your ticket, click the link above and use the code for free tickets!

    Here is the list of Startups that are vying for an opportunity to pitch to the Investors/Sharks, and community!

    Who will get on Stage to pitch the investors?

    Accountants-day
    Sequtec
    RTB media
    Postmob app
    BRAG
    YouPlus
    Raw Shorets
    Groopic
    Loot
    Queen B Robotics
    Set Your Price
    Gruvco
    WiseGuy Ventures
    DaoCloud
    Attractive Properties
    CustomerRivet
    Healthy Meals

    We know that every Startup that has become successful, e.g. Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, etc... needed the opportunity to tell their story to interested parties that would help them grow with, funding, traction, scaling, operations, finance, etc...

    We give Startups the opportunity to be heard at this event, and that can help them grow!

    February 17, 2015

  • Mike F.

    A little more content - e.g., perhaps 1 more speaker / topic - would have made the evening even more worthwhile.

    January 16, 2012

  • Nihal

    Great and focused way to meet folks in the space. Filling a great need facilitating a way for us to connect!

    January 15, 2012

  • Debra

    Really interesting and passionate group of people. I'll look forward to future events.

    January 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time at EduTech. There was definitely a pulsing energy in the room. I'm happy to have gotten a chance to learn more about DesignEd, and can't wait to learn more!

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the time and there was so much openness in the group to meet and discuss. I'm excited for the next one.

    January 13, 2012

  • betsy

    Love these events.

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great way to meet passionate individuals in the EdTech field.

    January 13, 2012

  • Peter C.

    I was psyched to see so many people interested in the topic and met a number of folks with cool projects underway. I didn't find my next gig yet, but seems like some great potential out there. Very inspiring speakers, reasonably convenient location, and almost enough snacks.

    January 13, 2012

  • Iris L.

    Really great meetup! Would've liked more time to hang around after the speakers; so many innovative and passionate people in one room, not a shot at talking with them all. But what an excellent problem to have!

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow. Our biggest meetup to date! The energy in the room was palpable (in a great way), and the community is growing increasingly dynamic and connected. Can't wait to share the happenings from our sister groups in Denver and Seattle!

    January 13, 2012

  • Peter M.

    Excellent meetup. Great speakers and conversations.

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Networking was great, Q&A was great, long video/pitch was not relevant to many.

    January 13, 2012

  • Juulia T.

    The second presenter (Priscilla) was not very clear, so I don't think it did the company justice, and people were a little confused after, but it was very interesting overall. The first guy was a really fascinating speaker, and I wish he'd stuck around afterwards to discuss with the audience.

    January 13, 2012

  • Oliver S.

    @KennethFax / @AlexanderNet I'll be delighted to sit down with you and give you a comprehensive demo 2-nite if you're attending?

    In short, Pearltrees has been adopted by a number of professors as well as a large number of teachers as a tool to help students conduct online research, collaborate, share and learn more about curation and topic-based social networks. @dr4ward may be a gr8 person to talk to, he's one of our most prolific and knowledgable educator/users.

    January 12, 2012

  • Theo K.

    Looking forward to attending, we are also hiring at ManageBac: http://goo.gl/1kUGp The leading online learning platform for international schools is looking for high-energy sales & support associates to help support our base of over 1,000 schools in 80 countries. Positions are available in San Francisco and Hong Kong. Learn more about ManageBac here: http://managebac.com/

    January 12, 2012

  • Nihal

    Would love to talk to anyone interested in Startup Weekend EDU - I'm helping organize one on Feb 24-26 in the Bay. Looking for stellar developers, UX designers, teachers. And also a few more sponsorship slots!!!

    January 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, ArtistWorks is hiring. If anyone is interested in our newly advertised Vice President of Marketing role then please speak to me tonite. http://artistworks.com/updates/were-hiring-vp-marketing

    January 12, 2012

  • Tong Huu K.

    Hi, I am Mark.
    I am working for a start-up in Sunnyvale and we are working on low-bandwidth group video calling. I am interested in education as and would love to see how technology can enhance it

    January 11, 2012

  • Oliver S.

    Looking forward to connective with everyone interested in the intersection of Technology and Education. Ask me about how Pearltrees is being used in the classroom!

    January 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    January 5, 2012

  • Eilif T.

    Very happy to learn about your Meetup focused on LearnTech, something very close to my heart. Look forward to the session.

    January 4, 2012

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