Tackling Business Models for EdTech Ventures

What business models work for edtech startups? Great question! Edtech entrepreneurs are on a constant search to identify new business models that work in education. This Monday, Startup Weekend Sacramento, in preparation for our EdTech Edition Startup Weekend May 15-17, is hosting a Business Models in Education workshop that will help you answer this question!

Our workshop will introduce you to current trends in education business models—from K-12 to college to life long learning. You’ll roll up your sleeves and work in a group on a business model canvas and see how innovation impacts all aspects of a business.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see an education entrepreneur’s business on the canvas –our special guest is Janine Yancey, founder and CEO of Emtrain, a successful Sacramento company that focuses on employee education. Janine founded Emtrain to give employees and managers direct access to expert HR and legal guidance and training. Their focus is to help companies develop the workplace skills and ethical decision-making needed to foster an awesome and respectful workplace.

If you’re already registered to attend Startup Weekend EdTech May 15-17 or if you’re just thinking about it, you’ll find this workshop incredibly helpful! The workshop is FREE if you have already registered for Startup Weekend Sacramento EdTech Edition. Check your order confirmation for the promo code or email us. This workshop is open to everyone else for just $3 to cover the printed materials cost. We hope you can join us!

Business Models in Education
Wednesday April 27 from 6-8 pm
Location: Hacker Lab, 1715 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Cost: $3, free to Startup Weekend registrants
Register Here

Bonus: US Dept of Education just published the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide– an incredible resource for developers and education entrepreneurs. You can download it here.

Announcing our First Pre-Startup Weekend Workshop on April 22!

We’re excited to announce the first in a series of pre-Startup Weekend workshops designed to help you gain an edge on developing a company in just 54-hours! Our first workshop is Mobile Apps — From Idea to Execution to Explosion on Wednesday, April 22 from 8:45-11:30 a.m. This isn’t instruction on how to code an app but rather expert guidance on fleshing out your app idea and then succeeding in the marketing of it. The app economy is a complex beast, and it takes careful planning from idea to execution to make your app explode into the market. Our presenters, leading app experts Aaron Watkins (President, Appency) and Rich Foreman (CEO, Apptology), will show you tips, tactics and tricks that will help you succeed in the world of mobile.

And now for the sweet part! If you’ve already registered to attend Startup Weekend May 15-17 you can attend this workshop for free!* Not sure you’re ready to commit yet? We’ve got a deal for you too — just use promo code “swsac” and you can attend for the admission price of just $9 (regularly $40). Admission includes validation for 4 hours of parking and a continental breakfast. This is a fantastic opportunity whether or not you already have an idea for an app. We hope you can join us!

Visit the Workshop Page for all the event details and to register!

*Look for the discount code for free admission to this workshop on your registration confirmation or email us for the information.