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.
Ed-tech tools need to make it easier for teachers to collect, access and use student data. Otherwise districts are wasting their money.
A tool for collecting data on special education student behavior can bring benefits to teachers and other students as well.
Being part of an education innovation cluster can bring connections, mentorships and a blueprint for navigating future growth and funding.