Jointly organized by TiE Minnesota and the University’s College of Education and Human Development, the mission is to “Foster the awareness, growth, and continuing success of early-stage EduTech companies, expanding the connection between EduTech market participants, and strengthening our leadership in education innovation across the globe.”
U of M President Eric Kaler will offer opening remarks, followed by a morning keynote from Charles Miller, while Invisible Learning author John Moravec delivers the luncheon keynote. One primary differentiator this year will include a stronger emphasis on the “research strength” of academia, while plenty of commingling amongst entrepreneurs, investors, teachers and administrators can be expected.
Up to ten early stage companies – or those established with new product lines – will be on showcase this year, as the application window is open now through Labor day.
It’s no secret that we have both an established and burgeoning EduTech cluster here as Cherry Tree’s Managing Director Chad Johnson has estimated that Minnesota alone is home to a $1b+ market. Considering the sector growth, event content, and overall intentions, this is the industry event of the year.