A. Lorne Weil Startup Pitch Competition

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:50pm.
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I plan to attend the following pitch event this coming Friday (sporadically throughout the work day)... if you would like to join me... please feel-free to register via the link below and explore more details about the event here. This annual pitch contest is student run and a part of the the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO).

Details:
Friday, March 8, 2013
1:00-6:30 PM
Reception to follow
Uris 332

You're invited to join us at the 2013 A. Lorne Weil Startup Pitch Competition. This event is run by the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) and encourages students to explore creative business ideas and develop a solid pitch.

Why attend:

Hear keynote speaker Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels and CEO/CoFounder of Launch.it
Cheer on Columbia Business School students as they compete in a 90 second video startup pitch competition for $14,000

 

EVENT REPOST! The Future of Education #2: Innovation in K-12 Learning

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 7:28pm.
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Hi Everyone, Be Social Change and Center for Social Innovation is hosting an event this Thursday at the illustrious Avenues, the World School. Here are the invitation details... please be sure to check with Hui Soo first before registering as there is a $20 registration fee. Hope you can join! Please add a +1 below if you are!

The Future of Education: Innovation in K-12 Learning
What would our education system look like if students could create their own learning experience? How can educators promote collaborative learning environments that foster teamwork and spark creativity? What can we do collectively to ensure that each student builds relevant skills for the twenty-first century?

Join us on March 7th as we explore how K-12 schools and programs are changing to prepare students for the world ahead. We’ll hear from educators, systems thinkers, and disruptors who are adapting to teach 21st century skills while re-imagining the entire educational experience. We'll question how the public and private sectors along with schools can work together to create a more cohesive learning experience for students.

 

mSchool meet mSchool.org

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 7:10pm.
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mSchool

While researching 4.0 Schools for a recent meeting with one of their directors, I came across a company that they incubated/supported/actively promote... mSchool.org! Here is a description from their site:

mSchool brings state of the art math classes to kids in ways you wouldn't expect. We provide the most effective technology, software, and training available to community centers where students already hang out after school. Rather than half-hearted homework help, our students get two hours of superior learning personalized to their exact needs. And it works. And students love it.

Sounds interesting... I would love to dig deeper and find-out more! So far my takeaways are as follows:

-Focus on "micro-schools" within larger schools that provide after-school help

 

#AskJack via @FredWilson & @NYUEntrepreneur

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:44am.
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Our very own Manav Malhotra had the chance to talk to @FredWilson recently at an event... and he gained much insight into the venerable VC's thinking and focus for the coming investment season.

If you would like more insight into his thought process and that of the fascinating Mr. Jack Dorsey (@Jack) of Twitter/Square fame, check-out this live-streamed conversation between the two and as a part of add your questions! Perhaps one of them will be picked?

This event is a part of NYU's Entrepreneurship Festival... learn more: @NYUEntrepreneur #NYUEF

 

EdLab Seminar: Dr. Randy Gibb, Data Strategy....Following Billy Beane’s Lead (02.20.13)

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 2:43pm.
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Add your brilliant thoughts to the vialogue embedded below! And learn more about today's seminar here.

 

Event Recap: NYEdTech Meetup @ Knewton

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:07pm.
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Details...
Nara (@xiehan) and I traveled downtown last night for @NYEdTech's newest Meetup event focused on API's at the @Knewton headquarters.

The event was PACKED (approx. 250 ppl?) and we were forced to sit in the back... which thanks to Nara turned-out to be quite META! Check-out the image below of Nara watching the live-streamed event on her smartphone via Knewton's "Knerd Cast".

Takeaways...
Overall, the event was interesting and the overall take-away for me was that to play a leading role in the current edtech community you need to integrate or have designs on integrating API's into your platform and development. It was great to see the @SocraticLabs crew! Please visit this blog post to learn more about the Startup Weekend EDU event Sharon and Heather (@heatherg) are hosting at SocraticLabs/Alley NYC this weekend!

NLT gets a NYEdTech Shout-out!

 

(Repost) Startup Weekend EDU this Weekend! Add your EdTech Energy!

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 6:17pm.
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Heather Gilchrist, Founder of Socratic Labs, the group's Associate Director, Ash Kaluarachchi, as well as one of the hosts of the NYEdTech Meetup, Sharon La Day (here is an EdLab blog post on one of their recent Meetups @ Knewton), are hosting an ed-focused "Startup Weekend" at Alley NYC.

The event will be sponsored by the DOE's Innovate NYC Schools program, Alley NYC and VC firm, RK Adler. Educators, designers, developers and marketers are invited to participate (registration costs are listed here) in this weekend-long ideas "hackathon" which starts the evening of Friday, March 1st and continues with daily ideation, pitch and "hack" sessions (view the schedule here) through the evening of Sunday March 3rd.

 

Congrats ResearchBroker & Thank You Graham!

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 5:17pm.
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ultraLight

Graham Lawlor, the founder and CEO of Ultra Light Startups (EdLab's Ankit Ranka is an alum) recently attended an EdLab seminar... he also just re-posted the ResearchBroker "Launch" announcement through his weekly newsletter. Read the mention below! Congrats ResearchBroker team... thank you Graham!

[LAUNCH] Janice Joo of Edlab at Columbia University's Teachers College would like to announce ResearchBroker, a free platform to hire skilled researchers from leading universities. ResearchBroker makes it easy to get to the bottom of all your startup research questions. Check it out here.

 

Panel Event: Educational Gaming: Learn to Play, Play to Learn

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:19am.
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Join me for Innovate NYC's upcoming ed gaming panel, "Educational Gaming: Learn to Play, Play to Learn." This free panel event will be held at co-working space General Assembly on March 12th. Please find details and registration info below. Please add a +1 to the comments below if you plan to attend! Note: Look-out for an upcoming NewLearningTimes.com NL Sector piece on panelis Kuato Studios in the coming months!

Eventbrite Link

Panel Details

Title: Educational Gaming: Learn to Play, Play to Learn
Date: Tuesday, March 12th
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Games create contextual learning opportunities in which the entire point is to fail, because unless you fail you can't figure out how to do better.

The panel will explore current and potential uses of games and game-like elements in the classroom, while outlining some of the barriers to adoption. We will discuss some successful strategies that have been used in promoting school districts to take smart risks with new learning tools.

 

Event! The Future of Education #2: Innovation in K-12 Learning

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 3:54pm.
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Hi Everyone, Be Social Change and Center for Social Innovation are hosting an event at the illustrious Avenues, the World School. Here are the invitation details... please be sure to check with Hui Soo first before registering as there is a $20 registration fee. Hope you can join! Please add a +1 below if you are!

The Future of Education: Innovation in K-12 Learning
What would our education system look like if students could create their own learning experience? How can educators promote collaborative learning environments that foster teamwork and spark creativity? What can we do collectively to ensure that each student builds relevant skills for the twenty-first century?

Join us on March 7th as we explore how K-12 schools and programs are changing to prepare students for the world ahead. We’ll hear from educators, systems thinkers, and disruptors who are adapting to teach 21st century skills while re-imagining the entire educational experience. We'll question how the public and private sectors along with schools can work together to create a more cohesive learning experience for students.

 
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