The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
According to an article in The New York Times, some small minority of hapless parents are hiring coaches to get their kids off their mobile phones. No comment.
This week you can also read about universities training teachers to change education, and how they will be teaching kids for the future. In case you’re a startup, a pitching opportunity and some tips to excel at your sales pitch are waiting for you.
Build your startup with Toptal's elite developers.
Your venture deserves to be built by the world's best development talent. Toptal has prescreened 100,000+ software engineers to bring you the world’s top developers in over 150 languages, platforms, and technologies. You'll be expertly matched to your developer in as little as 48 hours. Get started today with Toptal.
Applications Open for Techstars Accelerators Across the World
From the future of food to the future of longevity, applications are now open for nine Techstars Accelerators across the world. Apply now to accelerate your business and join the Techstars worldwide network: https://www.techstars.com/apply/
Today’s classroom is a far cry from the traditional image of locker desks, chalkboards and pencils. With education expected to prepare children for a fast-changing digital workplace, technology-led learning is becoming the norm and kids may be coding before they can read and write.
As a result, global spending on educational technology is booming. It’s expected to double to $341 billion between 2018 and 2025, according to data and research firm HolonIq.
At Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), the project “Hiperaula” wants to educate the teachers of the future. With no hierarchies, learners, and teachers are at the same level. No whiteboards, no lectures. Peer learning: students interacting with other students to attain educational goals
Calling all early stage edtech companies for the 2020 LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Pitch Competition! Fine tune your pitch and deck. Winners of each quarterfinal will pitch in front of up to 1,500 edtech stakeholders at the 2020 LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference on January 30th-31st, 2020, in Boston.
Deadline to Apply:
Prek-12 Deadline: August 19th (Date of pitch: September 5th)
Higher Ed Deadline: September 30th (Date of pitch: October 17th)
Workforce Edtech Deadline: October 21st (Date of pitch: November 7th)
Virtual Pitch Deadline: November 11th (Date of pitch: December 3rd)
This article provides insight into an important aspect of education technology: namely, how education leaders respond to sales pitches from edtech providers. The most important takeaway is to be prepared to explain what educational problem your product will solve.
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
Did you enjoy this issue?
Did you read something you think we should include in our newsletter?