7 Irish Startups to Make Education and Learning Better

Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! Here’s a snapshot of the event with the winners announced.

1st Place: Hello Coder

An application teaching girls to code by creating fashion.

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2nd Place: NextFuture

A platform for second and third level students to work on real life projects and make better career decisions.

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3rd Place:  Play Academy

Playful games for companies to improve team dynamics and create high performing teams.

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Play Academy Team

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Kids EduPro is a platform where parents can find expert advice and resources about alternative education.

Learning Mat is a multi sensory interactive collaborative learning for all age groups and subject areas.

Propeller is a platform that gives students a real world experience and companies – an affordable labour.

Learn Log is a solution for keeping track of child’s well-being and creating an interactive dialogue with parents and teachers.

 

Quality of Ideas

As organisers we were impressed by the quality and a variety of ideas, from lifelong learning, school education to professional development – teams at Startup Weekend Education tackled all problems!

Global Startup Battle

Dublin Startup Weekend Education made it to the top 20 at Global Startup Battle, a competition of 102 startup weekends from all around the world competing during November 13-15.

Join our Community

Startup Weekend Education was the first hackathon for education and learning technology in Ireland, and as organisers we hope it will spark a community of edupreneurs! Join our new meetup group Learning Technology Ireland to continue working on ideas that change the way we learn.

Learning Technology Ireland is a community of technologists, designers, educators and entrepreneurs who come together to share knowledge. We’re creating an open space to discuss problems in learning and education, and brainstorm ideas for possible solutions. Send a message to Ruta, Amy or David if you want to organise a meetup together.

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Learning-Technology-Ireland

 








5 stakeholders to consider when building an EdTech startup

Dublin’s first ever EdTech edition of Startup Weekend kicks offs on Friday. I thought it’d be cool to list out a few stakeholders to consider when identifying problems and building solutions over the 54 hour period.

Pupils and Student – This is usually the focus when looking at problems and solution in Education and that is not a bad thing as these are the most important stakeholders. So get to know more about pain points in the learning process. Get talking to students to find out more.

Teachers – These are also important stakeholders as they play an essential role in the education process. They do face problems in administering knowledge especially in a world where books just don’t cut it any more. You do want to talk to them too and see how to best build solutions to their problems.

Parents – Education and learning is not restricted to the four walls of the classroom. Parents are quite important when it comes to educating the child. They also determine the amount of resource that goes into a child’s education – tuition, books, games, apps, etc. So it’s important to have them on board when developing solutions as they are your most important customers.

Researchers – These stakeholders are often involved in determining the new trends, and technologies to be adapted when it comes to education. They also study current trends such as student performance, and do have plenty of data that can help in coming up with solutions. There are many publications online from researchers you don’t want to miss out on.

Government – This the last but not least stakeholder you want to get involved when developing an EdTech idea, solution, or startups. They provide funding and also make policies, so it is important to get them on board. The government also have pain points from an administrative point of view, and these are worth exploring for solutions.


 

Look forward to seeing you on Friday at the Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square. Last few tickets are still available here.








Education Entrepreneurs Community Leader Spotlight: Josh Murdock

20141129-DSC_5927One-line Bio: Edtech evangelist with a passion for all things geeky.

Twitter Handle: @ProfessorJosh

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What I Do for Work: 

I’m an Instructional Designer & Associate Professor of Education and Social Networking at Valencia College. I’m also the founder of ProfessorJosh.com, which is a blogging, consulting, and training company. Other roles I play include being the CTEO of GottaGetBlogging, producing a featured segment on The Blogger’s Lab on BlogTalkTV, organizing the Edtech Orlando Meetup, and being an active Orlando EdTech Community Leader. In a nutshell, I’m a Teacher of Teachers, Troubleshooter of Problems, and Designer of Learning.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy going to theme parks with my family, participating in geeky activities around Orlando, exploring the outdoors of Central Florida, surfing some waves, building Legos with my son, and being a foodie with my wife.

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If you could have any teacher (dead or alive, real or fictional) who would it be and why?

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien were both Oxford professors around the same time. Wouldn’t that make for some interesting coursework in mythology?

How did you discover Education Entrepreneurs?

I was on the Organizing Team of the very first Startup Weekend held in Orlando. Our team also helped launch the first Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) in August 2012, which I believe was the first of its kind in the Southeast region of the United States.

What’s been your involvement in Education Entrepreneurs to date?

I’ve been a Mentor at eight Startup Weekends/SWEDUs, Organizer of two (including the first SWEDU: College Edition at Valencia College), and a Facilitator of Workshops that covered the topics of Business Models in Education and Prototyping for Non-Designers. I have also attended both the global UP Summit and regional UP America Summit where I got the opportunity to meet other incredible Community Leaders from around the world.

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What’s the most challenging thing about being an Organizer?

The hardest thing is to get people, especially educators, to give up their weekend to learn about what it’s like to become an entrepreneur. Many educators haven’t had an experience like this and don’t understand the impact of the weekend, until they actually go through it.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being an Organizer?

I love knowing that you could have changed someone’s path in life. You could have helped them have an impact in education that they would have never dreamed about, until they got the push to make it happen. I’ve never had anyone tell me they wasted their time by attending Startup Weekend.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to those trying to build an education innovation community?

No matter the size, big or small, building a community is needed to truly affect change. Great discussion can result from involving a variety of stakeholders in education (e.g. educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, or just those interested in education in their community). It’s amazing to see how rich the conversation can be when you bring together 20 to 30 people with different viewpoints and experiences.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to people trying to create edtech products?

Get out there and talk with real people, including educators, students, parents, and administrators – all people who have a stake in your edtech product or service. Watch and understand how they utilize your product or service. Bring an educator on board with your team, or develop a great group of advisors who are in the trenches everyday to help make your product the best it can be.

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What’s the legacy you’d like to leave in education?

I want to impact individuals who will make a difference in education and are willing to think in a different way about how education can work in our society. Impacting current teachers, future teachers, students, and communities can have a vast ripple effect on changing lives one at a time.

What’s your favorite edtech company and/or innovative school, and why?

I’m involved with so many edtech companies and have seen several that are making an awesome impact on education, so it’s hard to name just one. It’s amazing to see the passion and dedication many companies have to innovate beyond just profit. 4.0 Schools is just one of those that is a non-profit who is striving to make a huge impact by educating educators to become entrepreneurs. It’s been amazing to see the experiments and ventures that are formed when educators get a bug to try something different to help learners succeed.

Finish the sentence: In my dream world, education would …

…be test-free!

What are the books, events, videos, etc. that you think anyone interested in innovating in education and/or building community should check out?

Attend or Organize a Startup Weekend Education or Edtech Meetup. Watch a TedTalk at least weekly to remind yourself that one individual can have amazing ideas.

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Anything else you’d like to share?

The hardest thing about building any community is to have people understand it’s worth it to give up their time to be a part of that community. Make sure you are spreading the word to colleagues, friends, educators, administrators, and companies to become a part of your edtech community. It’s important to have voices from all sides in the room working together to make an impact on education.

 

More about Education Entrepreneurs

Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.








New Education Entrepreneurs Workshops: 2 Hours to Learn How You Can Improve Education

Since 2010, Startup Weekend Education has been helping people who are hungry for innovation in education wet their appetites. From Friday-Sunday, anywhere from 60-120 people come together to pitch their ideas, recruit teammates, and with the support of local experts, spend the next 54 hours building minimal viable products (MVPs showcase the most basic functionality of your solution).

Five years and thousands of solutions later, Education Entrepreneurs is excited to announce the launch of a new program called Education Entrepreneurs Workshops. Originally debuted in June 2014 in Austin, TX, nearly 30 Education Entrepreneurs Workshops have taken place to-date, and their locations span four continents! Always trying to “eat our own dog food,” we’ve listened to user feedback over the past year and made great improvements to the original content and structure. If you have not experienced an Education Entrepreneurs Workshop for yourself yet, here’s a few reasons why you may want to consider it.

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What is a Workshop?

An Education Entrepreneurs Workshop:

  • Is for people who want to use entrepreneurship to improve education

  • Teaches people a specific set of skills they’ll need to effectively innovate in education

  • Includes both hands-on group activities and lively discussion

  • Involves 30-50 participants

  • Is led by a trained Facilitator

  • Lasts about 2 hours (including networking)

  • Is typically held on a weeknight

  • Features a Q&A session with an experienced entrepreneur in education

What topics are currently available?

  • Business Models in Education

  • Customer Discovery and Empathy in Education

  • More coming soon, but feel free to suggest or contribute ideas by emailing EducationEntrepreneurs@up.co

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Why should I attend?

  • Often times, as a first-time entrepreneur, “you don’t know what you don’t know.” We help you discover the key steps you’ll need to take in order to successfully innovate in education.

  • You’ll get to learn directly from someone in the industry who’s already built their own education venture.

  • This unique environment will help you connect with other entrepreneurs in your area, and perhaps even find the talent you need to bring to your team.

  • We ignite more education entrepreneurs than any other organization in the world. As such, we have a lot of experience learning what works and what doesn’t when it comes to innovating in education, and we’re excited to share those things with you.

  • Checkout the full list of upcoming Workshops

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Why should I organize a Workshop?

Everyone is welcome to apply to organize an Education Entrepreneurs Workshop in their community. Apply here, and continue reading to find out why this may be a good option for you.

If you’re already hosting a Startup Weekend Education event, use a Workshop to:

  • Generate buzz about your event

  • Give participants an opportunity to learn key foundational skills before your weekend event kicks off

  • After your Startup Weekend Education ends, host a Workshop to keep the momentum going

If you’re not hosting a Startup Weekend Education event, use a Workshop to:

  • Establish your organization or event space as a hub for education entrepreneurs

  • See who in your community is interested in education entrepreneurship

  • Fill a gap in your Edtech Meetup programming

  • Apply to Organize a Workshop in your community

 

More about Education Entrepreneurs

Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.

Photos Courtesy of Sean Duffy and Edtech Austin

 








Montreal-based MakerBloks Hits Crowdfunding Goal in Two Days! Wants to Rethink How Kids Learn Electronics

MakerBloks A Montreal startup that wants to teach children about electronics is seeing strong success on Kickstarter, reaching its $25,000 goal on the second day of its crowdfunding campaign. MakerBloks are colourful blocks that allow children to create real electric circuits. A Kickstarter campaign to fund their creation launched on Tuesday morning, raising over $20,000 within 24-hours and reaching its goal on Wednesday afternoon. Francois Poirier, the CEO and creator of MakerBloks says he got the idea while working as a product designer. Clients would come to him with little more than a circuit board and his job was to make the products look good and be easy to use, but he says, “I actually had no idea what they had in their hand, the [printed circuit board] itself was a mystery to me.” Poirier says his then-seven-year-old niece was developing a strong interest in science and technology at the same time so he thought it would be fun for the two of them to learn about electronics together.

“I looked at all the different ways to do it, software, books, DVDs and toys,” he says, but nothing fit. When it comes to toys, he says, “they are all bad, they are all using outdated technology.” He says the toys on the market might make sense to engineers but they don’t make sense to a six-year-old. Having worked as a consultant for Mega Brands, he thought about creating an educational tool that involved bright plastic blocks.

One of the MakerBloks kits being launched as part of the Kickstarter campaign also includes a augmented reality feature – a mirror that attaches to an iPad’s camera and allows children to solve puzzles in a virtual game using their real-world blocks. It’s another thing that Poirier says sets MakerBloks apart from other electronics kits on the market. “They don’t use what the kids are using,” he says. “I thought it was important to adapt to the kids of today.” Still, Poirier says MakerBloks won’t be going entirely virtual. “For me it’s really important to always have the hardware piece, the blocks,” he says. “Because if they are more interested in electronics when they are 10, 12-years-old and they actually want to pick up a soldering iron and build real circuits, it’s always going to be a physical world.” As part of the Kickstarter campaign, MakerBloks is offering several different kits as individual perks, that will help guide future developments from the company. “I think the Kickstarter campaign will actually give us a really good idea of what our audience wants,” Poirier says. That’s a big part of why he decided to launch his product through a crowdfunding campaign. “Gaining visibility and validating the product is the major reason we’re doing the Kickstarter, for sure the funding will help but it’s not the main goal,” he says. “Dollars are the best feedback you can get.” While delivering the MakerBloks on time and living up to the promises made in the Kickstarter campaign is Poirier’s main goal right now, he’s also got his eye on the future. He wants MakerBloks to be the flagship product of a company that’s focused on science, technology, engineering and math learning for kids.

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Originally posted in TechVibes Canada








6,000 Entrepreneurs Across 6 Continents: The Impact of Education Entrepreneurs

What happens when nearly 400 Community Leaders and 1000 industry experts from 63 cities around the world volunteer their time to teach people how to use entrepreneurship to improve education? An international movement is birthed and an education industry is rocked like never before!

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Thanks to the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Education Entrepreneurs has been able to not only improve and scale its popular Startup Weekend Education event, but also expand its offerings to include Startup Digest Education, Workshops, Summits, online resources and communities, and more. Because of wonderful partnerships with Edsurge, Imagine K12, and 4.0 Schools, Education Entrepreneurs has also been able to ensure participants feel supported as they progress in their entrepreneurial journey and bring their solutions to market.

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It’s truly been a groundbreaking 22 months, and Education Entrepreneurs is excited to share its first ever Impact Report. As it always will be, this report is dedicated to the volunteer Community Leaders who’ve contributed a tremendous amount of work, commitment, and passion to develop and sustain education entrepreneurship in their own backyards. Community Leaders are the backbone of the Education Entrepreneurs movement. They have given people from all walks of life the opportunity to innovate and improve one of the most important sectors influencing our future prosperity: Education. It is the Community Leaders we have to thank for the impact we have been able to make, it is the Community Leaders who created welcoming spaces of access and opportunity, and it is the Community Leaders the world can look to as true changemakers in education.

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Access the Report here: Education Entrepreneurs Impact Report: The Past 22 Months

More about Education Entrepreneurs

Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.








Education Heats Up Startup Editions Month

This May, UP Global is celebrating the first ever Editions Month – an initiative created in response to the growing organic demand from the community to bring the magic of Startup Weekend to new industries and audiences. Startup Weekend Edition events run just like any other Startup Weekend, but are focused on a certain theme, industry or audience. These type of events increase the diversity of the community by pulling in new attendees, Organizers, stakeholders, and sponsors with new areas of expertise.

During the entire month of May, Startup Weekend Organizers all around the world will be hosting over 100 events, highlighting more than 50 different editions! The three most popular Startup Weekend editions are University (i.e. the event is hosted on a university campus, and most of the participants are students and faculty), Women (i.e. at least 70% of the participants are women), and Education (i.e. participants are focused on building products and services that improve education outcomes).

The Education Entrepreneurs team is excited to shed a light on the 6 Startup Weekend Education events that will participating in Startup Editions Month.

May 15th

Recife, Brazil – Follow @SWEDURecife

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Sacramento, California – Follow @SWSac

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Toowoomba, Australia – Follow @StartupTSG

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Somiedo, Spain – Follow @SWESomiedo

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May 22nd

Florianopolis, Brazil – Follow @SWFloripa

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May 29th

Pachuca, Mexico – Follow @SWMexico

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More about Education Entrepreneurs

Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.

 








Education Entrepreneurs Community Leader Spotlight: Shimira Williams

shimirawms_1380489557_07One-line bio: I’m a catalyst to implement technology in underserved communities.

Find me in…Pittsburgh, PA

Find me on…Twitter @tekstart and @productivityllc

Favorite Twitter Hashtag: #ecetech

What’s your day job? 

I’m an Integration Specialist for TekStart and Productivity, LLC. I develop digital citizens.

What do you like to do for fun?

Travel and attend concerts

If you could have any teacher (dead or alive, real or fictional) who would it be and why?

Mildred Davison (my paternal grandmother), because she lives and works in the same community, allowing her to build in-depth relationships with her students and their families. She’s known for the high expectations she holds for her students, as well as proactively working with their parents to make sure they succeed. Now retired and living in the same community, whenever Mildred runs into a former student, they often times reminisce on the lessons she taught them or how she built up their confidence.

How did you discover Education Entrepreneurs?

The Startup Weekend newsletter and social media.

What’s been your involvement in Education Entrepreneurs to date?

I was on the Organizing Team for the first Startup Weekend Education Pittsburgh event in February 2015. (Follow @SWEDUPgh to find out when the next one will be).

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What’s the most challenging thing about being an Organizer?

One of the most challenging things is coordinating the meals: trying to cater to everyone’s dietary restrictions, be cost-effective, as well as offer a variety. We have to keep our participants well-nourished because they’re working around-the-clock to create great new innovations.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being an Organizer?

The most rewarding thing is when I run into participants and they are talking about their projects. Also, when I read news about our teams, it makes me proud.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to those trying to build an education innovation community?

Collaborate to optimize your competitive advantage and harness your social capital.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to people trying to create edtech products?

Spend time with your intended end users to fully understand their lifestyle and culture.

What’s the legacy you’d like to leave in education?

Developing a blueprint to engage underserved communities in S.T.E.M. education by harnessing the economic development in the area.

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What’s your favorite edtech company and/or innovative school, and why?

My favorite edtech company is Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), because they keep reinventing how to deliver educational content to children and their families. Their adaptability to new media, while still maintaining their mission and quality, is inspiring. It’s classic and cutting edge, a true marker of innovation and sustainability.

Finish the sentence: In my dream world, education would be free of barriers to entry. Education would be equitable, not equal.

What are the books, events, videos, etc. that you think anyone interested in innovating in education and/or building community should check out? The Fred Forward Conference, Startup Weekend (any edition), We the Geeks a Google Hangout on Air via the White House. A must read is Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World. Also, here’s my book list for the year; it’s innovation-inspired.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Be passionate and resilient.

 

More about Education Entrepreneurs

Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.








Ed Tech: Eliminating The HR Gatekeepers

By Janine Yancey, Founder and CEO, Emtrain

Education and knowledge are still the keys to economic opportunity. Educational technology (ed tech) lets us further turn these keys to control how, where, when, and from whom we’re learning. Now that ed tech has put the power of education at our fingertips, why not use it to tackle the HR and business compliance training we’re required to take every year?

Just a few years ago, we had little control over our learning and development. We relied on, and were at the mercy of the gatekeepers, which included school teachers in K-12, professors in higher ed, managers, and learning professionals in the corporate world.

If your teacher isn’t great, you’re the one to suffer due to his or her lack of knowledge or mastery of a particular topic. Gatekeepers aren’t always able to cater to a variety of learning styles and are rarely able to create a thriving community of learners that can engage and ask questions about a particular topic. This is why putting education in the cloud, crowdsourcing experts, and creating an ongoing learning community is the perfect solution. By eliminating the gatekeepers, you give direct control to your learners to develop at their own pace.

I’ll give you a few good examples:

Let’s say you’re not a math whiz and your 8th grade math teacher isn’t that great? Don’t worry, you can learn math from a former Wall Street analyst and a broad community on Khan Academy.

Don’t have the money to attend Stanford? That’s okay, just take some relevant online Stanford courses from a mooc and list them on your resume or Linkedin profile.

Getting in a rut at work and want to develop or expand your skills? You can take an online course on coding from General Assembly, Treehouse, Lynda, or another ed tech company that focuses on career skills.

It’s time to apply this DIY education to HR and business compliance training. Even though these are the courses that everyone takes every year, the traditional education of these topics isn’t doing the professional world any favors.

Sometimes compliance trainers are knowledgeable and good teachers and sometimes they’re not. Often, these people are in the back office in a support role and may lack credibility with business units. Moreover, people generally view HR and compliance professionals as existing to protect corporate interests first and foremost, which causes them to be perceived as biased and untrustworthy.  So we end up with compliance teachers who often lack credibility and lack trust with their learners.

HR and compliance topics are social issues and it’s time to foster a real dialogue about those issues in a safe environment that doesn’t incite fear of retaliation. It’s time to advance our collective understanding of how these important issues impact people and work teams.

We spend so much of our corporate learning time in compliance. Shouldn’t we take control of that time and learn from top industry experts who can provide the best unbiased workplace practices?

Ed tech has certainly proven it has a place in the modern DIY world as it relates to career skills; I believe it can provide the same tangible value to us all in the HR and compliance space. These are social and community issues that affect all of us.








Education Entrepreneurs Community Leader Spotlight: Aurelio Jiménez Romero

foto_aurelioOne-line bio: I’m an engineer with experience in entrepreneurship and social development. For me, education is the answer.  2+2= 4. That’s why I’m in education entrepreneurship

Find me in…Madrid, Spain

Find me on…Twitter @ajimenezromero

Favorite Twitter Hashtag: #edtech

What’s your day job?

Director of Development at INCYDE Foundation and Partner at Klass Data. I do my best to help entrepreneurs and the Spanish entrepreneurial community.

What do you like to do for fun?

Open air activities, shared with my wife, daughters, or friends, if possible.

If you could have any teacher (dead or alive, real or fictional) who would it be and why?

My grandfather was a teacher in a rural area, with boys of all ages in the only classroom they have. He died many years before I was born, but I was told he was a great vocational teacher.

How did you discover Education Entrepreneurs?

I had previous experience working with Startup Weekend. One day somebody told me about organizing one in Madrid specific for education.

What’s been your involvement in Education Entrepreneurs to date?

I’m the Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Education Madrid, and in a few weeks I’ll Facilitate the first SWEDU in Somiedo, Spain. (Join us!) I’m also curator at Startup Digest Education.

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What’s the most challenging thing about being an Organizer?

You have the pressure to generate the atmosphere that unchains the participants’ creativity

What’s the most rewarding thing about being an Organizer?

The increasing energy and good vibes you feel during the 54 hours.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to those trying to build an education innovation community?

Work slow but steady, be inclusive and open and share as much as you can.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to people trying to create edtech products?

Edtech products must serve teachers and students — not the other way around. Solve a real problem as easily as possible, don’t look for the “wow!”

What’s the legacy you’d like to leave in education?

I just want to do my bit to help the education innovation community growth.

What’s your favorite edtech company and/or innovative school, and why?

I’ve been thinking about this question for a while, but I’ve been unable to choose one single company or school, honestly. There are so many people doing good things!

Finish the sentence: In my dream world, education would ____

…be free and affordable to every child.

What are the books, events, videos, etc. that you think anyone interested in innovating in education and/or building community should check out?

Edupreneurs and innovators in education are organizing meetups that really worth it. Obviously, Startup Weekend Education is a must.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Many edtech startups come out of the American or European education system. However, the developing world has the greatest unmet need. With large school-age populations, innovation should focus on making education accessible to every child.


More about Education Entrepreneurs

Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.