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Ed Tech: One of These Ideas Might Be the Next Big Thing to Make Learning Easier

Here are five smart business ideas that use technology to solve education challenges.


What's going to be the next big education technology idea? One of the 10 finalist ideas invited to the "Education Innovators Showcase" at the upcoming Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York City could be the "thing" that revolutionizes learning.

The Showcase gives business ideas that use technology to make teaching and learning easier the opportunity to get in front of influential education leaders as well as potential investors. To be able to participate, interested companies went through an application process and were judged by representatives from the Summit’s two host organizations, Education Growth Advisors and Startl, as well as several other education entities. (Full disclosure: One of the judges selecting the finalists was the Apollo Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, which sponsors this education hub.)

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You're Invited: The Feast's Salon on Education Innovation

If you're in New York, please join me two weeks from now at the Soho House, where The Feast is convening a salon on education and innovation.

The Feast was started two years ago by a group of people who wanted to create a community that lived at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship, and social change —and who also wanted to have fun while doing it. Or, as Michael Karnjanaprakorn, one of its founders, recently explained to me: "Because doing good shouldn't feel like a chore."

If you're in New York, please join me the morning of Friday, November 19, at the Soho House, where I'll be hosting The Feast's first education salon, and talking with Diana Rhoten, of Startl, and Brian Fitzgerald, of Knewton, about reinventing education through technology and innovation. Tickets and more information can be gotten here.

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