On September 13th in Los Angeles, EdSurge is hosting its next Tech for Schools Summit, and once again, Startup Education wants to give one lucky Startup Weekend Education alumni the opportunity to earn the coveted “Startup Education Featured Company” spot, and showcase their product in front of hundreds of educators and school leaders. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 31st, at 5:00pm PST, so read on to find out how you can take advantage of this incredible opportunity!
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What is the Edsurge Tech for Schools Summit?
Last month, Startup Education formed a partnership with EdSurge, the leading source of news and resources for education entrepreneurs. This partnership offers an opportunity for Startup Education’s global community of education innovators to engage with EdSurge’s timely content, resources, and opportunities – including EdSurge’s Tech for Schools Summits. Encompassing day-long events in a variety of cities around the country, the Tech for Schools Summits give educators an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some of the most innovative technology being built for schools, and at the same time, gives entrepreneurs the chance to get unfiltered feedback from their end users.
What are the perks of being a “Startup Education Featured Company” at the Summit?
Application fee is waived
Participation fee for Saturday’s “Educator Day”
1 round-trip flight
1 night hotel accommodation
Your own showcase table, branded “Startup Education Company”
Who is eligible?
The applying team must be based in the U.S.
At least one member of your team has participated in a Startup Weekend Education (Volunteers, Coaches, and Judges are not eligible; only participants that worked on a designated team throughout the 54 hour event qualify as “participants”)
Your product is built for the K-12 market
Your company has raised less than $150,000
Your company is less than 2 years old
You must be available to travel to Los Angeles on September 12th and 13th
Where do I apply?
2 Applications to Complete
When are the applications due?
Both applications must be completed Thursday, July 31st, at 5:00pm PST
Anything else I should know?
Startup Education will cover the flight and accommodations for one team member. You are welcome to bring additional team members; however, your team will be responsible for those costs.
It is OK if the company you are applying to represent at the Summit was not developed at a Startup Weekend Education event. We are interested in knowing who on your team has participated in a Startup Weekend Education event, and what impact participating in the event has had on the development of your product.
When will we know whether or not our team has been selected?
Friday, August 8th at 5:00pm PST
What if our team is not selected?
You are more than welcome to still participate in the Summit and get tremendous value out the experience; however, like other companies attending, your team will be responsible for covering the registration fee, flight, and accommodations.
You can also consider applying for one of EdSurge’s upcoming Tech For Schools Summits.
This is the first of many opportunities that Startup Education will be doing to further support alumni teams from Startup Weekend Education. Subscribe to the Startup Education newsletter to learn more about these opportunities.
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Come join the party! The Baltimore EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit aims to ensure that educator voices are heard by the innovators building educational tools for schools. Educators also want to discover and play with cutting edge tools.
“This will be the first time that companies, teachers, and districts will be in the same space to talk about how we can make purposeful decisions about what the best edtech companies have to offer our instruction and learning for our kids,” says Jenna Shaw, middle school teacher at Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore City.
“We can be hands-on, ask the questions that really matter, and make decisions around innovative instruction and curriculum development,” she adds. “These conversations often happen in silos, and the Summit allows a space for everyone dedicated to making education better to dream big about the future.”
Ellen Craviotto, an elementary teacher from Peabody Charter School, traveled from Santa Barbara to Mountain View to participate in a similar EdSurge Summit in Mountain View last November. “I have been teaching for 24 years and it was the first conference I have gone to that I really felt the spirit of collaboration between the companies and the teachers.”
In the Baltimore area February 22? It’s not too late to register!
DATE: Saturday, February 22
TIME: 9:00 am to 3:30pm (Breakfast, lunch and snacks all provided!)
PLACE: Four Seasons Baltimore Free parking for educators!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Meet, talk with entrepreneurs building technology. Try out what they’re building. Give them feedback on what you need in your class
MID-DAY BRAIN BOOST: Only one panel! Get the real scoop on implementing blended learning from the people who really know–students.
EXTRA EXTRA! VIP Keynote: Deputy Director James Shelton will share a few words to kick off the event.
MSDE CREDIT: Teachers can opt to earn MSDE credit for participation. Yes, free MSDE credit!
Can’t make the Baltimore EdSurge Summit? Stay tuned for info on upcoming EdSurge Summits in other cities!