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DC Tech Meetup #12: Ed Tech @ House of Sweden

This year, the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC will be highlighting two timely and connected themes during their Public Diplomacy program series: Innovation & Education.

Earlier this year, DC Tech Meetup saw a huge influx in interest in this sector - and it appears greater DC may be the leading region in the US for software development that helps the world's children and adults to learn.

This special event will be held at House of Sweden in Georgetown, and will feature a handful of demos by Swedish and DC Ed Tech startups.

Attendances for demos is limited to 200 people, and the cocktail hour following will be able to accommodate 500.

[5:00] Arrive and Check-in

[5:30] Welcome by Ambassador of Sweden Jonas Hafstrom (bio)

[5:40] Intro by Peter Corbett (@corbett3000)

[5:45] Demo 1 (US): APPYnote

[5:50] Demo 2 (SE): Algoryx

[5:55] Demo 3 (US): LearnZillion

[6:00] Demo 4 (SE): Tobii

[6:05] Demo 5 (US): HelloWallet

[6:10] Demo 6 (SE): Finn Up

[6:15] Panel: "How Can Ed Tech Startups Disrupt the Educational System". Panelists: Peter Kornmeier (Teacher), Kenneth Bodin (Algoryx), Rick Bowman (HelloWallet), Richard Culatta (Deputy Director, Office of Ed Tech, US Dept. of Education), Moderated by Peter Corbett

[7:00] Cocktails

[9:00] Exit

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful venue! Very enjoyable to talk about Tech in the context of social responsibility! Great crowd!

    April 2, 2012

  • Lucien P.

    Well organized, great people and representation of different groups (from students to VCs)

    April 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was really informative, I can't wait to attend another.

    April 1, 2012

  • Dennis Van D.

    Again, Great!

    April 1, 2012

  • Askia R.

    It was great. Learning abut the new products and software was very interesting and helpful. Also got a chance to talk with some interesting people.

    March 31, 2012

  • niki f.


    March 31, 2012

  • Howard

    While these events are always interesting, the size of attendance should have been better coordinated with number of chairs and seating capacity. Also, while open bar was very nice, music was way too loud for professional networking!

    March 31, 2012

  • Aaron S.

    One of the best meetups! Some pretty cool and inspiring demos. Having drinks available at the place of the meetup meant almost everybody stuck around for post-meetup mingling.

    March 31, 2012

  • Yong L.

    I was impressed by the Tobii, Hello Wallet, Finn Up demos. Panel was great.

    March 31, 2012

  • Gabe G.

    Enjoyed program/demos and interview/panel. Consider longer program -- more value for assembling such a crowd! -- before networking and cocktail'o'clock.

    March 31, 2012

  • John M.

    well done, thanks!

    March 31, 2012

  • Cherie Tripp L.

    Wonderful ... Swedish and DC startups - ALL exceptional presentations. The current innovation exhibit at embassy “a must see” too. PS Cocktails a treat!

    March 31, 2012

  • Marlon T.

    Awesome event!

    March 31, 2012

  • Helen L.

    great event

    March 31, 2012

  • Bayard

    Beautiful facility, but the agenda was unusually low value for this otherwise impressive Meetup.

    March 31, 2012

  • Colin S.

    Loved the venue and the mix of Swedish and US presenters. The panel could have easily gone for another hour or more.

    March 31, 2012

  • Ihar I.


    March 31, 2012

  • Erik H.

    Excellent showcases, crowd and venue.

    March 31, 2012

  • Ryan S.

    Disappointed that not all of the demos fit the Ed Tech theme. Less sales pitches would be appreciated.

    March 31, 2012

  • Peter C.

    We don't use the wall comment feature at DC Tech Meetup as it spams everyone's accounts and we can't turn it off. Please use the Discussion Forum. ANY POSTS AFTER MY COMMENT WILL BE DELETED - AND IF THIS IS ABUSED YOU'LL BE BANNED. Thanks :)

    February 27, 2012

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