Our mission is to disrupt education positively by opening the doors to schools nationwide; we promote more experimentation, new ideas, software, and gaming as an integral part of the curriculum.
We hosted this event at Hacker Lab on Friday, November 30th. In attendence were teachers, administrators, students, and companies ranging from video games to robotics. The idea was simple: We know there are a ton of great ideas out there, so let's share what we're doing ourselves, what we would like to see, and talk about how to get innovation into the classrooms!
We saw great talks from professional speakers, and discussed at length the problems and challenges facing all of us. Some of the topics that came up were funding ideas, finding cofounders, and getting traction in a marketplace with high barriers to entry, especially in the public sector. The conversation that ensued was too detailed to outline here, but here are some high level takeaways:
We are putting on an Edu-Tech Trade Show in 2013 to help companies with existing products showcase them to schools who will invest in new ideas for the next school year, especially products and services related to technology. Stay tuned and be ready to put your best foot forwards!