We can’t expert teachers or students to change the educational experience for the better without equipping them with the right tools.
What happens when startup co-founders are a couple? Some lessons all entrepreneurs can learn from.
Startups can help schools mine education data to measure “fuzzy” traits and abilities, like enthusiasm, joy and teamwork.
Access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs, like coding, from a young age will improve female participation in the technology field.
In the early stages of an ed-tech startup, it’s easy to get distracted from the original mission. Keep asking teachers what problem they need solved.
By getting a strong group of teachers to provide input on a startup product at the beginning, you create a group of future cheerleaders and super-users.
Startups should listen closely to educators for feedback and to make sure their tool is helping to improve teachers’ work lives.
Seeking out like-minded education partners is a way to share your resources and business more widely, and to collaborate with other ed-tech startups.
Schools need to make sure their digital tools have the ability to allow data to interact with multiple systems and mine for specific data sets.
Securing funding is part of the startup process, but ed-tech companies can look for investors who value social impact as well as the bottom line.