Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success

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An ed-tech company CEO shares the pros and cons of demo day, and how to use these presentation as a springboard for investment and impact. The post Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success appeared first on Market Brief.

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

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He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Request a demo today and see if your school qualifies for our free pilot program.

Video Demos: How Minorities in Tech Can Inspire Students to Follow

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CodeNow hosts coding workshops in partnership with trainers from tech companies, but so far they have reached youth only in and around big cities like New York and San Francisco. Volunteers from companies like Adobe and Bloomberg are the trainers, using a curriculum that CodeNow developed.

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As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

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companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference

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Stop by to demo Frontier and learn what has us so excited. Company Announcements EdTech NewsISTE is just a few days away, and the team at eSpark Learning is about to head to San Antonio to learn from the nation’s most innovative and dedicated educators. As we countdown to ISTE 2017 , here’s a few things we’re excited to see, do, and learn about during the conference. Jennie Magiera Keynote Address.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

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16,000 educators and 500 companies have already announced their participation. Our team will be ready to provide live demos of our amazing LMS and also to answer any questions you may have regarding educational technology, e-learning for schools and universities, and 21st century learning.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

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The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention. A simple way to tackle this task is to divide products or companies into lists, according to what is more relevant.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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You’ll have your 40 free books, and you’ll also get a demo book that will guide you through using Book Creator. The demo book is a great place to practice—you can’t hurt anything, and everyone gets their own individual little practice book.

Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?

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Companies have begun distributing smartphone-compatible cardboard VR sets in the US and organizing events and meetups for teachers. zSpace has been doing demos for teachers throughout the US where you can opt in at the nearest location. VR is here to stay, love it or hate it.

Airtame - wireless streaming with enterprise level controls

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They are partnered with many other companies, including Google, Trello, Zoho and more to setup dashboards. For more information or to setup a demo: [link] [link]. Airtame is an HDMI device that plugs into a display or projector and allows you to wirelessly display to that device. You can share your screen from any device, on any platform. It includes full screen mirroring on Mac, iOS (Airplay), Windows, Chrome and Linux.

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

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The 2018 edition will bring together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech startups and almost 35,000 attendees — teachers, school leaders, instructional designers, and all in all curious people — from more than 100 countries.

Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

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I can start and get companies to a profitable turnkey state that run like a well-oiled machine—but that’s about it. My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International.

Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor

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Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. In addition to the funding, Edwin and three other selected companies will have access to advice from Google engineers, and marketing support. Stavisky claims the company currently has 800,000 registered users, and that the majority of them are in Mexico.

How an Ed-Tech Startup Can Rise Above the Noise at ISTE

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As a small company it’s hard to be heard over the noise (and the smell of popcorn). The center of the exhibit hall has the most valuable real estate and the biggest companies and displays. They are offering hands-on learning, demos and pens, bags, candy, prizes.

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3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

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The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

Finding the Back-to-School Balance as a Parent and a Startup CEO

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Our free usage skyrocketed, which means we also received more requests for a demos of our premium features. Building the Right Company Culture in Your Ed-Tech Startup. I think for most parents back-to-school season is the busiest time of the year.

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Teachley is a wonderful company w/ educational iOS apps for learning basic Math skills (i.e. Below is a brief demo. Addimal Adventure and Mt. Multiplis ).

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

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There were all the usual trappings of a startup demo day. Caffeinated founders paced the lobby in colorful T-shirts splattered with their company logos, polishing their pitches for their on-stage presentation and meetings with potential investors. Outside the Computer History Museum, where its 26th demo day was held, an autonomous tractor drove in circles next to a massive 3D printer assembling an office pod. You won’t find those companies in this batch.

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

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NYC Media Lab merges engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to produce new prototypes, launch new companies and advocate for the latest thinking. The company is producing fully immersive, room scale VR experiences in an effort to change the way our police are trained. Street Smarts VR demos are all under 10-minutes long.

News from the Y: The Latest Edtech Startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Class

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Over Monday and Tuesday earlier this week, entrepreneurs from 189 startups took the stage for Demo Day, the de-facto graduation ceremony for Y Combinator, one of the technology industry’s most recognizable startup accelerator programs. Among the graduates were a half dozen education technology companies. CareerTu The growing number of Chinese e-commerce companies and their fight for eyeballs has created a business opportunity for Ruiwan Xu and her team at New York-based CareerTu.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

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for startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 Demo Day. Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms.

Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

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Great Data, Great Responsibility (and Costs) So what can education companies do to reduce biases in their tools? Ramirez advised that a company wanting to build out its machine learning system should figure out a “ground source of truth” that guides how a company is building its tools. Ming recommended that companies hire domain experts who can build the machine learning system.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Now in its 25th Demo Day, the Silicon Valley accelerator has created a machine for turning fledgling ideas into businesses that get investors salivating—and writing checks. Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. YC Demo Day 1 has begun @ycombinator #ycdemoday pic.twitter.com/YOem8vP3oG.

Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For

A Principal's Reflections

I’ve recently discovered an exciting new company called Alma , which has built a groundbreaking new Holistic Student Engagement Platform (an SIS/LMS hybrid) that I believe in so much that I’ve joined their Advisory Board.

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Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

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The annual tradition dates back to 2012, and features early-stage companies showing off the latest efforts to solve intractable problems across the education landscape. Over the years I have attended dozens of demo days and exhibitions, and slogged through what already feels like a lifetime of pitches in my inbox. The company offers a suite of administrative software to help daycare providers execute a variety of tasks, from managing government subsidies to financial bookkeeping.

The Many Benefits of Teaching Online

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One day I searched google for top, online teaching companies and 51Talk was one of the first companies I reviewed. The interview process was simple and very informative about the company.

How to Soft Launch Virtual Reality in Schools

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Let others be the company’s beta testers. Then have these users give a demo to their class or teacher colleagues and discuss the pros and cons of VR as it currently exists.

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Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

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We have a company. The company is called Free Market Educational Services, and that’s a really long URL, so we got the domain fmes.us. They can see demos of our technology, download samples of the curriculum like I said, contact us with questions, see pricing, and things like that.

Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders

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But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, an startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. Among the offerings on display at its demo day on June 13 were a structured gap year program, a tool for pronouncing names correctly and financial lending based on academic merit. The 10 groups presenting Wednesday were the accelerator’s second cohort, and 14 companies have gone through the program so far.

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

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My company’s tool, PlagiarismCheck.org , can scan a three-page paper—with approximately 275 words per page—in less than a minute. To start, schedule a demo with our representatives for K-12 schools or higher ed institutions. To give our tool a spin for the month of October, schedule a demo with our K-12 or higher ed representatives. Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess.

Amplify’s Games Find a New Home in Touch Press

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Yet the company’s most impressive offering may have been its games. based company invested more than $25 million to partner with talented developers who built 30 learning games covering math, science and English Language Arts. Today, Amplify announced that it is merging its games division—the team and its assets—with StoryToys, an Irish developer of children’s learning apps, into a new company: Touch Press. Users can demo them for free, or purchase a $4.99

Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort

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Michelson Runway , a San Francisco-based accelerator, announced the handful of companies that will be in its inaugural cohort. Around 200 companies applied for the five spots in the 2016 cohort. Michelson Runway has invested a total of $225,000 in the companies, with each receiving a minimum of $25,000 and some getting more. Here are the five companies in the 2016 cohort: Lrnr : An adaptive-learning platform that uses open educational resources (OER).

NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets

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The twelve companies aim to tackle a broad range of issues, from kindergarten readiness to helping employers learn about the compliance rules relevant to their work. Roughly 500 companies applied, claims Jonathan Harber, a managing director at StartEd. Something that’s fundamentally shifted in the last decade are the private equity firms and their interest in edtech companies. Dervan will serve as a mentor to the companies throughout the program.

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Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include

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At a morning session on Sunday, Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab , shared how a robot his company has developed is helping people with disabilities connect with friends, family and teachers when it’s difficult or near impossible for them to be physically present with peers. But front, center and occupying the most space in the demo hall were a group of high-school students, offering samples of tomato juice.

The Importance of Migrating Legacy K-12 Email Archives

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Companies like Gaggle build modern archiving solutions with the end user in mind. Request a Gaggle Archiving Demo >> The Importance of Migrating Legacy K-12 Email Archives Click To Tweet.

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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. Demo: Learn more about Achieve3000 by Requesting a Demo to See Differentiation in Action. “Stay out of jail!” That was the subject line of an email I received shortly after I started in my new role as CEO at Achieve3000.

Digital Learning Day 2018 is Here!

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SIGCSE Symposium boasts 161 Papers; 19 panels; 16 special sessions; 34 workshops; 90 posters; 34 bos; 10 demos and 26 lighting talks. The executive orders do not appear to provide any funding for these changes, and some argue that companies in the space are already doing more on this front than the executive orders. Digital Learning Day 2018 is here. Join in with digital learning experts and doers across the country today.

Quick Key Mobile Now Free: Turn Your iOS Device into a Quiz and Test Scanner

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based company. This app first made a splash among teachers in March of this year when a grainy YouTube video demo of the prototype iPhone app went viral and racked over 450,000 views. In June, the company made headlines again when the Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of Quick KeyTM surpassed its goal of $20,000. Quick Key Mobile is an iOS app for teachers that basically turns the iOS device into a scanner for quizzes and tests.