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Tuesday, October 10
 

5:30pm

EdTech Founders' Forum--Stories and Lessons Learned

Hear directly from a variety of edtech founders (academic researchers, policy experts, and former teachers) about some high points (and low points) of their “entrepreneurial journey”:

  • What problem is their startup trying to solve?
  • Why did they form a startup? What made them want to do it?
  • What advice do they have about recruiting a co-founder and key team members?
  • Where did they get funding and what advice do they have?
  • How did they develop customers and sustaining revenue?
  • What are a few “lessons learned” they would offer aspiring edtech entrepreneurs?

Agenda:

5:30-6 pm--Arrival, food and networking

6-6:15 pm--Sponsor welcome: Peter J. Taylor, Pres. & CEO Zenith Education Group

6:15-7:30 pm--Panel presentations

7:30-8 pm--Q&A and wrap-up

THIS EVENT IS KINDLY AND GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY ECMC GROUP


TCSW's EdTech & Training Track is powered by Educelerate North


Speakers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
ECMC Group 111 Wash. Ave.
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

7:30am

Protecting your tech-startup's most valuable assets--I.P.
Do you know what intellectual property you have in your startup?

Do you know why it is important to protect it?

Join us for a breakfast conversation (delicious buffet included!) to learn how to protect your startups' I.P. Hear from our panel of experienced I.P. and startup lawyers from Fox Rothschild LLP.

Topics:
• Patents--Do you need a patent and what does it protect?

• Trade Secrets--How do trade secrets work and why are they important?

• Trademarks--Do you need to register your trademark to be protected?

• Copyrights-- What type of assets do copyrights protect?

• Confidentiality & Work-for-Hire Agreements--Why are they important?

Bring your questions!

Agenda:
7:30-8 a.m.--arrival, buffet breakfast and networking

8-9 a.m.--presentations and Q&A

THIS EVENT IS KINDLY SPONSORED BY FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

TCSW's EdTech & Training Track is powered by Educelerate North

Speakers
avatar for Barb Grahn

Barb Grahn

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLPTrademark attorney http://www.foxrothschild.com/barbara-j-grahn/
avatar for Patrice Kloss

Patrice Kloss

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLPVenture and emerging company attorneyhttp://www.foxrothschild.com/patrice-h-kloss/
avatar for Steve Wellvang

Steve Wellvang

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Co-founder of Educelerate North: https://www.meetup.com/EducelerateNorth/Edtech attorney at Fox Rothschild LLPhttp://www.foxrothschild.com/steven-a-wellvang/
avatar for Barbara Wrigley

Barbara Wrigley

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLPPatent attorneyhttp://www.foxrothschild.com/barbara-a-wrigley/


Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Fox Rothschild 222 South 9th St.

5:30pm

Demo Night: Teams from Startup Weekend Education and Other EdTech Startups
Return to St. Kates--the scene of 2017 Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education and see the progress made by several of the teams. Also invited are teams from prior SWEDU events--plus other local edech startups. Reconnect with team members, mentors and judges!

Format: Each team/startup will have 7 minutes to pitch and demo their app or product. The judges and audience will provide 5 minutes of feedback.

Presenters:

  • Edji – Classroom web-based app to connect readers and teachers and improve reading skills. 
  • GogyUp – Personalized literacy app for adult emerging readers. 
  • InsertLearning – Chrome extension that lets teachers turn websites into interactive lesson plans. 
  • Cody Kitty – Training teachers with skills to comfortably bring robotics and coding to their classrooms. 
  • CowTipping Press – Writing classes for, and publisher of works by, people with developmental disabilities.
Agenda:

5:30--6:00 PM--Arrival and networking

6:00--7:30 PM--Demos and feedback

7:30- 8:00 PM--Wrap-up and networking

Light food and beverages provided.

Moderators
SA

Siri Anderson

St. Kate's
SW

Steve Wellvang

Educelerate North

Wednesday October 11, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
St. Kate's 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
 
Thursday, October 12
 

6:00pm

How Do I Get My EdTech Startup Funded?

Join us as 4 founders/CEOs of edtech startups will share their experiences with a variety of funding sources, including: angel investors, SBIR grants, corporate partners and bootstrapping.
Be sure to bring your questions!

Agenda:

6-6:30 pm--arrival, food and networking

6:30-7:30 pm--presentations

7:30-8 pm--Q&A and wrap-up


Moderators
SD

Seann Dikkers

Chair, Bethel Univ. School of Education

Speakers
PB

Peter Bohacek

Co-Founder & CEO--Pivot Interactives SBC
AG

Adam Gordon

President--Andamio Games
MN

Matt Nupen

Co-Founder & CEO--Insert Learning
PX

Phil Xiao

Founder & CEO--Homi


Thursday October 12, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bethel University 3900 Bethel Drive,St. Paul, MN 55112
 


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