What an exciting week ahead in Ed Tech! We are flying out to Chicago for the next stop on the Ed Tech Developers’ Tour. On Wednesday, August 12, we will be joining the Chicago Education Innovation Pitch Fest, powered by LEAP Innovations and Hive Chicago. This event will cap off our two-day national convening of Education Innovation Clusters! Edtech companies will pitch their tools to a panel of local and national in- and out-of-school educators. Register here for free tickets! The pitch lineup features an exciting roster of innovative edtech solutions. Companies pitching include: ForAllBackpack, GetSet, The Graide Network, Infiniteach, RideW/Me, and Planet Labs. There will be special remarks from Richard Culatta, Director in the Office of Educational Technology and a lineup of allstar panelist and experts!
On Thursday, August 13, we travel to Salt Lake City, UT, joining the BoomStartup event at Instructure’s beautiful facility in Cottonwood Heights. Register here for free tickets! Joseph South, Deputy Director in the Office of Educational Technology, will lead an in-depth discussion on how entrepreneurs can design for and measure impact in education, through key topics in the recently released EdTech Developer’s Guide. Following Joseph’s keynote, EdTech startups will pitch their companies and get great feedback in a Shark Tank competition.