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Startup Digest Education - Issue #45 - Short & Sweet Edtech Roundup

Short, but sweet digest for you all today! Have a great week!
Issue #45  •  March 11  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
Short, but sweet digest for you all today!
Have a great week!

Disrupt Berlin: So much more than just onstage interviews

2 days, 48 hours, 200+ media outlets, 2000+ meetings, 3000+ attendees and over 20 million USD raised in the weeks following Disrupt Berlin!

Disrupt Berlin is so much more than just onstage interviews! Join the entire TechCrunch team at TC Disrupt Berlin (11/12Dec) and use code TECHSTARS for a 15% discount on tickets!

The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
Reasons for not being a cutting edge tech adopter:
  1. Time. Cutting edge technology comes with kinks and bugs. That takes time.
  2. Limited Resources so you can’t spend it on non-proven products/tools.
  3. Cautionary Nature (if this is your nature). Allow someone else to jump off the bridge first and watch if they sink or swim.
BUT, being a cutting edge adopter means adopting with limitations. It means encouraging those that are on board with you. It means trying that thing again…a different way…failing…trying again. This experience will pull you out of your norm but also will push you in the area of a growth mindset.
Give a try!

In many places, having a tutor for your child is seen as almost a necessity, but more and more parents are turning to apps to fill the role. One of the main benefits for children is that almost all edtech apps try to make learning fun, for parents, that benefit is cost and convenience. 

Until recently, impact investors in India represented a niche market. The sector has grown, but it hasn’t yet translated to hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into the sector. Why are investors so hesitant to put money into a sector that has the ability to transform lives and countries? Is there opportunity within education that investors are not seeing?
  1. “Education is just different. The more you dig into it, the more you see complexities.”
  2. Shouldn’t the government be doing this?
  3. Who needs large-scale investments?
  4. Where’s the patient capital?
  5. Herd mentality
  6. If not schools, then?
  7. If not impact investing, then?

The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Digest Education is curated by:
Aurelio Jiménez Aurelio Jiménez - COO at Zapiens Technologies
aurelio.jimenez@startupdigestmail.com
Hrvoje Morić Hrvoje Morić - Teacher, Podcaster
hrvoje.moric@startupdigestmail.com
jen.chin jen.chin
jen.chin@startupdigestmail.com
Jemma Israyelyan Jemma Israyelyan - Director at CEED
jemma.israyelyan@startupdigestmail.com
Diana Anthony Diana Anthony - Diana Anthony is the founder of Figure Eight Investments, a venture capital firm that invests in education
diana.anthony@startupdigestmail.com
Raphaëlle Houdot Raphaëlle Houdot - - 🇨🇦🇫🇷 COO at Voilà Learning (language learning disruption)
raphaelle.houdot@startupdigestmail.com
Laura Truncellito 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.
laura.truncellito@startupdigestmail.com
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