Minnesota’s first EduTech showcase coming together


Minnesota EduTech 2011 Showcase and Forum As the global technology industry rapidly evolves and Minnesota’s own sector continues to grow, seeds are sprouting. Look at SaaS, Mobile and Health IT — to name a few.

If it wasn’t already, EduTech is now officially on the list of our hot pockets.

We recently witnessed the rise of Naiku and Capella backed GoKart Labs spinout Sophia — timely examples of the emerging opportunity here.    Both startups were then nominated for a Tekne Award in the first year category . Earlier in the year, Logix Learning and Flying Word Launched. Scantron even made an acquisition.

And it could be said that solving education-oriented problems matters and that there’s no place like home.

“Minnesota edutech cluster a $1b plus market, ” estimates Chad Johnson, Managing Director at Cherry Tree and sponsor of the Minnesota 2011 EduTech Showcase & Forum slated for October 5th at U of M’s McNamara Alumni Center.