Getting started · Education

How do you become involved in the start up educational community?

Justin Sewell Teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools

July 22nd, 2014

I'm looking to get involved with the educational start up community, and I'm unsure how to start.  Any suggestions would be great.

Jessica Alter Entrepreneur & Advisor

July 22nd, 2014

Edsurge.com is the leading newsletter publication, if you're not subscribed to that its a good place to start.

Michael Barnathan

July 22nd, 2014

Beyond Meetup, you may also want to connect with an EdTech incubator (and the companies in their portfolios). Socratic Labs is the only one that I'm aware of, but there are probably others.

Ben Rosenthal Mac + Sustainability Coach | Communication Strategist

July 22nd, 2014

EdSurge also hosts periodic meetups in the EdTech space that might interest you. They've been wildly popular.

Hanan Bercu Product Manager at Clarizen

July 22nd, 2014

Anonymous

July 22nd, 2014

Do you have a product to sell?  I left the classroom to market my product Grammar the Write Way.  I started with connections which has been slowly successful.  To really break into the industry, I need to make my product 100% electronic.

Graeham Ford-Feliz CEO at Emergent Coast

July 22nd, 2014

Get started in what capacity?  As an engineer/entrepreneur/teacher?

I would scour local events related to the topics that interest you and meet people in the industry.  Meetup.com is good for this.  I'm sure there are others too.

Best of luck.

Darian Springer Software Engineer and Social Entrepreneur

July 23rd, 2014

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, as it seems you asked specifically to find more tech related help. Another accelerator is LearnLaunchX, a subsidiary of LearnLaunch which is New England based newsletter. They offer a 3-month accelerator, so if you have the interest or time to come up from Baltimore, this may be helpful. More info here

Shobhit Verma

July 24th, 2014

+1 for Edsurge. If you need specific help, feel free to contact me. I have an Ed Tech startup with a strong engineering team.

Justin Sewell Teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools

July 23rd, 2014

Thank you for your responses.  Lauren, I do not have a product to market yet, but I do have an idea.  My issue is that I do not have the engineering or software background knowledge to make it viable.  I have looked at Edsurge and have a connection there; however, I'd like to try and make connections through this to see where it leads because there is quite a bit of talent on here.

Anonymous

July 23rd, 2014

yes, finding the techie expertise is the key! Good luck with this. I'd like to keep in touch to see how you progress as I am looking for similar solutions for my product. Feel free to contact me by email LJLhardy@grammarthewriteway.com.