The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market
China’s private education market is projected to grow 9% per year until 2020. On the other hand, the uncertainty of the market can pose serious challenges to any organization.
Parents in China and Japan are used to investing their own in money in education outside of school. If your product can easily pivot to English-teaching or improving students’ readiness for standardized tests, Asia may provide a big potential market.
The exam-focused system stifles schools’ motivation for upgrading technology. Privileged families from China and Japan are becoming pillars of a greater variety of edtech companies’ sales in Asia.
Struggling to land your dream job in edtech? You’re not alone, and Lucas is here to help share his words of wisdom. How? Focus on the future. The past is behind you, and whether you’re working on your resume or brushing up on your interviewing skills, everything should be forward-looking.
Lucas ends by summing it all up neatly here: “Don’t run away from your past. Rather, celebrate it and leverage a unique set of learning experiences. Build your own metaphorical bridge from your past to your future, and it just might become your personal highway to the job you’ve always wanted.”
Our education systems are struggling to maintain an at-best-moderate pace of adapting to the world around it. Policymakers should be looking for ways to increase flexibility for those seeking to provide students with learning experiences that are more competency-based, more project-based, and more attached to the real world.
[Video] How America's public schools keep kids in poverty
“It’s not an achievement gap; it’s an education debt. Until we live in a world where every kid can get a high-quality education no matter where they live, or the color of their skin, there are things we can do.”
On a macro level: school funding should not be decided by property taxes
On a mezzo level: challenge your school committee to adopt an impoverished school or classroom. Close the divide by engaging in communication and relationships that matter. When resources are shared, they’re not divided; they’re multiplied
On a micro level: if you’re a human being, donate. Time, money, resources, opportunities – whatever is in your heart"
[International Pitch Opportunity] Apply for the SXSW EDU Launch Startup Competition!
The SXSW EDU Launch Competition is an opportunity for early stage companies seeking market exposure, investment and strategic partnerships to showcase their innovative products. Selected companies will pitch in front of a jury of industry experts and educators, as well as a live audience at SXSW EDU 2019 from March 4-7th in Austin, TX.
Eligibility requirements include:
Have launched between January 1, 2017 and June 4, 2019.
Be incorporated with a management team, and public-facing website.
Be able to convey a sustainable business model.
Be able to demonstrate user traction, engagement, and adoption metrics.
Not have raised over $5 million in funds from combined funding sources at time of application.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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