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Issue #17  •  July 30  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.

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By Tanner Higgin 
While there are many 3 and 4 star edtech tools out there, 5 starred tools are rare. Why? Higgin examines this question and uses his own business as an example. He’s come up with several key best practices by combing thousands of reviews:
  1. Listen to Teachers and Students
  2. Identify a Real, Solvable Problem
  3. Do an Exhaustive Competitive Analysis
  4. Create Clear, Concrete Messaging
  5. Focus on Learning Design
  6. Make Privacy a Priority
  7. Give Teachers and Students Agency

[Nonprofit Funding] Evergreen National Education Prize | Deadline- August 31

With 9 international schools in Spain, UK, France, and Qatar, SEK has just opened their fourth edtech acceleration program call. They are looking for:
  • 5 startups in seed stage - 1 full-time founder. With prototype ready to validate
  • 5 early stage startups - 2-3 full-time members. With traction.
The acceleration program is in Madrid (Spain):
  • Duration: 6 months (Dec 9 ‘18-May 31 '19)
  • Equity free
  • Office space in their coworking
  • IT perks from sponsors
And, the most important educational ecosystem to validate and test your product.
Deadline: September 15th   •   Share

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