It was with some measure of bemusement that I scrolled through Pando Daily’s recent, breathless tell-all “Everything you need to know about the four most active edtech investors,” particularly when I realized their exposé was hardly exhaustive and their list of “most active” investors was actually rather inaccurate, whether in terms of capital deployed, influence, or even the number of investments completed.
Steven Wellvang and Christopher Nyren of Educelerate (and its fast growing Twin Cities meetup) had the pleasure of organizing Twin Cities StartupWeekend EDU along with the classroom technology integration specialist Kristin Daniels of TIES. With the support of 30 other coaches, judges and volunteers, we welcomed 85 participants who with support from our facilitator Seij Takamura (from StartupWeekend headquarters, though a Minnesota native), delivered over 25 separate pitches on opening night. From this controlled chaos of “PitchFire,” we formed 8 final teams to work through the Weekend toward our final demos.
This Educelerate Event was recorded on April 10th, 2014 and presented by Christopher Nyren, Founder of Educelerate. Educelerate holds a gathering space for Ed Tech leaders in the industry with the educators and entrepreneurs who share their interests. This next episode, taken from Educelerate 16: The Big 5, invites listeners and viewers to get inside the Big Five Education Publishers, and see how the transition from print to digital is going.
We at Educelerate are proud to help break the industry transforming news of the newest (and biggest) entrant in the MOOC space, UNext.com. Launching today with a $150 million investment led by Larry Ellison and Michael Milken’s Knowledge Universe, UNext has…
4.0 Schools is calling all EdTech startups to to apply for its next Launch program.
Following upon our November post The First Crack of the EdTech Hype Bubble of 2011-2013, I wanted to step back and take a longer term view over the past three investment cycles of 1998-2014 and assess what might be learned about those edtech startups to successfully scale, or at least achieve outsized liquidity events.
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Vicky Guo of Educelerate, with snarky editorializing by Christopher Nyren. You can follow them both on Twitter at, respectively, @vickyguo66 and @cnyren or, collectively, @Educelerate. Educelerate has been hanging out at the annual SXSWedu conference in Austin…
This guest post was written by Kristen Daniels, an Education Technology Consultant at TIES. She also co-designed and implemented FlippedPD, a model of professional development utilizing digital resources along with a job-embedded coaching model to create personalized professional development for teachers
Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Geeta Raj, the founder of The Global Sleepover. You can follow her on Twitter @globalsleepover and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org The 2014 BETT Show (British Educational Training and Technology) took place this past week in the…
This next episode, taken from Educelerate 13.5: Lead Gen for EDU, invites listeners and viewers to get an idea of what the marketing side of education looks like.