A great video example of how teachers and students are using Autism Expressed. It answers the question, “Who is is this program designed for?”
I have just applied for a research grant, which provides funding for innovative businesses over the course of two years. If we can win this grant, it will mean we can hire, scale, service more students and schools, and identify important metrics that will prove and improve the efficacy of our product.
Autism Expressed is about to roll out a training program for 60 new users. Here’s how that will look.
When I talk about Autism Expressed and its mission to teach digital skills to students with autism, many automatically assume that my company is a not-for-profit venture. But Autism Expressed is a for-profit company, a fact which sometimes surprises people.
I’m not one to burn my bra, but as a female founder and CEO of an ed-tech startup, I’ve started encountering a male-centered view of what an entrepreneur should look like.
When creating an ed-tech startup, getting the idea is the easy part. But understanding how to conceptualize and execute the idea requires constant goal-setting and focus on the next step.
Managing a startup is challenging. I’m learning how to hire people, how to manage a team, and how to foster collaboration among people who don’t necessarily share the same physical space.
Finding new customers can be about taking the direct approach through advertising and marketing campaigns. But sometimes growing a startup is more about being passionate and spreading the word informally through conversations at tech meetups, the coffee shop, and social events.
To grow an ed-tech startup, you have to know your market. Conversations with the various players involved are invaluable. Use the information gathered to organize talking points based on what is important to each of the players on your radar screen.
A launch party for startup Autism Expressed is about celebrating our progress, connecting to customers, and promoting awareness about autism.