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The EdTech Startup Show, hosted by Gerard Dawson, brings you interviews with founders and entrepreneurs who are working to improve education for teachers, parents, and of course - students. On the show, you'll hear about the technology, business, and educational philosophy behind each guest's EdTech Startup. You'll also hear the stories from their journeys to where they are today. Whether you spend your time around startups, schools, or both, you'll find fresh ideas and a new perspective on the EdTech Startup Show.

The EdTech Startup Show, hosted by Gerard Dawson, brings you interviews with founders and entrepreneurs who are working to improve education for teachers, parents, and of course - students. On the show, you'll hear about the technology, business, and educational philosophy behind each guest's EdTech Startup. You'll also hear the stories from their journeys to where they are today. Whether you spend your time around startups, schools, or both, you'll find fresh ideas and a new perspective on the EdTech Startup Show.

Location:

United States

Description:

The EdTech Startup Show, hosted by Gerard Dawson, brings you interviews with founders and entrepreneurs who are working to improve education for teachers, parents, and of course - students. On the show, you'll hear about the technology, business, and educational philosophy behind each guest's EdTech Startup. You'll also hear the stories from their journeys to where they are today. Whether you spend your time around startups, schools, or both, you'll find fresh ideas and a new perspective on the EdTech Startup Show.

Language:

English

Contact:

201-543-3112


Episodes

Kelly Smith, CEO of Prenda, on the microschool movement

1/7/2021
Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Kelly Smith, founder and CEO of Prenda. Prenda helps create flexible learning environments known as microschools. Often described as the “reinvention of the one-room school house,” microschools combine homeschooling, online education, smaller class sizes, mixed age-level groupings, flipped classrooms, and personalized learning.

Duration:00:50:00

Fullstack Academy co-CEOs Nimit Maru and David Yang on the evolution of coding education

12/17/2020
Today's guests on the EdTech Startup Show are Nimit Maru and David Yang, co-CEOs of Fullstack Academy. Fullstack Academy is an innovative software development school with campuses in NYC and Chicago. Fullstack has graduated thousands of students working across every part of the technology ecosystem from first funding to FANG-sized. Fullstack also created the "Grace Hopper Program" - the first deferred-tuition coding bootcamp for women.

Duration:00:50:23

Why the "education market" isn't real

12/10/2020
This episode is an excerpt from The 5-Day Copy Fix, a free course on marketing your education product or service to decision makers. To download it, visit https://www.gerarddawson.com/free-course/.

Duration:00:09:50

Zachary Silverzweig, founder of Tiny Ivy, on getting traction for his second startup and re-inventing the way kids learn to read

11/29/2020
Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Zachary Silverzweig, founder of Tiny Ivy. Tiny Ivy is working to close the achievement gap in literacy, leveraging their unique approach to teaching English called TIPS™. Zach is a seasoned startup executive with a history of developing innovative products that drive social good.

Duration:00:45:03

I quit my teaching job (and here's what happened...)

11/24/2020
No interview with an EdTech CEO or founder today. Instead, this is a personal update on my career. Connect with me: https://www.GerardDawson.comOn TwitterOn LinkedIn

Duration:00:12:06

Sara Mauskopf, CEO & co-founder of Winnie, on building a marketplace for childcare

11/18/2020
Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Sara Mauskopf. Sara is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a marketplace for daycare and preschool helping over 4 million parents across the United States. Sara has a background in consumer technology and product management. Prior to founding Winnie she held product leadership roles at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube, and Google. She graduated with a Computer Science and Engineering degree from MIT. Sara lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay...

Duration:00:32:04

Megan O'Connor, EIR at Kaplan, on the EdTech Super Bowl and Carving Linear Paths to Jobs for Students

11/10/2020
Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Megan O'Connor. Megan O’Connor is serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Kaplan, one of the world’s largest and most diversified educational services providers. She is currently spearheading development of Kaplan’s new Boost program, designed for pre-college students to help bridge the gap between the college experience and work readiness. Prior to joining Kaplan, Megan founded, led and sold Clark, a provider of end-to-end operation software,...

Duration:00:33:10

Austen Allred, CEO of Lambda School, on the future of K12, scaling online teaching, and $50K raises

11/1/2020
This episode is brought to you by Trends.co, which is one of the only sources I read to learn about what's going to happen next in the world of business, tech and startups. The community has also given me what I'd call a free-MBA's worth of insights. Get $100 off your subscription to Trends using this link. Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Austen Allred. Austen Allred is the co-founder and CEO of Lambda School. A native of Springville, Utah, Austen’s start-up journey began in 2017...

Duration:00:01:28

Shawn Young, CEO of Classcraft, on Ready Player One, motivation, and gaming in education

10/27/2020
Shawn Young is the co-founder and CEO of Classcraft, the Engagement Management System for schools. Since its launch, Classcraft has gained traction with educators worldwide, providing tools to gamify their classrooms. Shawn taught 11th-grade physics for nine years, holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in education from Université de Sherbrooke and is also a seasoned web developer. The Great Exchange Student Engagement Summit, hosted by Classcraft and Google for Education,...

Duration:00:50:07

Jamie Poskin, founder of TeachFX, on automating teacher feedback, machine learning, experimental theater and more

9/26/2020
To hear this episode's bonus clip, where Jamie explains TeachFX's bottom-up strategy for implementation, subscribe to the Business of Learning Letter. Jamie Poskin is the founder and executive director of TeachFX. Jamie is a former high school math and English teacher, coach, and athletic director with an MA in Education and MBA from Stanford. He also spent seven years working as an experimental theater artist with The Wooster Group and as the director of his own company. TeachFX’s mission...

Duration:00:43:06

Sara Potler LaHayne, CEO of Move This World, on social-emotional wellness in times of crisis

7/24/2020
Don’t miss Sara’s exclusive clip for Business of Learning Subscribers. Sarah answers What have you learned about proving the efficacy of an EdTech product? Sign up here for access. Today’s guest on The EdTech Startup Show Podcast is Sara Potler LaHayne, Founder and CEO of Move This World. Move This World strengthens the mental, emotional, and social well-being of Pre-K to 12th grade students, educators, and families by building a daily practice of identifying, expressing, and managing...

Duration:00:44:23

Gamifying College Readiness with CR SCORE founders Joel & Ryall

7/16/2020
Don't miss Joel and Ryall's exclusive clip for Business of Learning Letter subscribers. Subscribe here for free access. Today’s guests on The EdTech Startup Show Podcast are CR SCORE founders Ryall Carroll and Joel Weingarten. CR SCORE aims to solve two problems, namely, the uncertainty around college readiness, and the overmatching and under-matching problem that students of varying backgrounds tend to face during their preparations. Ryall and Joel aim to provide students with positive...

Duration:00:44:21

Rebecca Sadwick: a Go-to-Market Masterclass for Startups

7/9/2020
Don't miss Rebecca's exclusive clip for Business of Learning Letter subscribers. To watch the short video of Rebecca answering "What are you top 2-3 tips for hiring in EdTech?" Sign up here. ### Today’s guest on The EdTech Startup Show is Rebecca Sadwick, startup advisor, go-to-market strategy consultant, and the founder of Strategica Partners. Rebecca’s track record of helping tech companies develop actionable customer insights to drive growth and go-to-market strategies has been...

Duration:00:53:02

The Power of Voice for EdTech: Martyn Farrows, COO of SoapBox Labs

7/1/2020
Today’s guest on The EdTech Startup Show Podcast is Martyn Farrows, COO of SoapBox Labs. Martyn is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SoapBox Labs (www.soapboxlabs.com) an award winning deep tech company that specializes in developing voice technology for kids. Proprietary and built from the ground up, SoapBox Labs' accurate, safe and age appropriate voice technology powers immersive play and learning experiences, including literacy and language learning tools, for kids from 2 to 12...

Duration:00:47:18

Mike Teng - CEO of Swing Education on Solving Real Problems with EdTech

6/25/2020
Today’s guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Mike Teng. Mike Teng is the CEO and co-founder of Swing Education, a tech-enabled marketplace business that matches substitute teachers with schools in need. He was a software engineer in the private sector and then the tech director at a K-12 charter school network. He and two of his friends who are now co-founders saw the need for fill rates of substitute teachers in districts and decided to start Swing education. Swing Education helps...

Duration:00:55:08

⚡ Lightning Round ⚡ 10 EdTech Startups Give 1-Minute Pitches!

5/28/2020
On this episode of The EdTech Startup Show podcast, you’ll hear 10 one-minute pitches from 10 different companies. As you’re listening, I encourage you to listen for ideas that you find fascinating or useful for yourself or for somebody in your life. I encourage you to explore the websites of these EdTech startups and reach out to them if you’d like to talk more. The 10 EdTech Startups You’ll Hear ClassHook – Easily find educational videos from TV shows and movies to use in your...

Duration:00:17:26

Bryanne Leeming, CEO of Unruly Studios, on KickStarter, Product Design & Making STEM Fun

5/21/2020
Today’s guest on The EdTech Startup Show is Bryanne Leeming. Bryanne is the Founder & CEO of Unruly Studios, and inventor of their award-winning product, Unruly Splats. Unruly Splats engage elementary and middle school students with learning STEM skills and computer science through active recess-style play. Unruly Splats was recently awarded MassTLC's 2019 Digital Transformation in Education. Bryanne has a degree in Cognitive Science from McGill University and an MBA from Babson College....

Duration:00:51:30

Lauren Dachille, CEO of Nimble, on Tech for Teacher Hiring

5/14/2020
Today's guest on The EdTech Startup Show is Lauren Dachille, CEO of Nimble. Lauren started her career as a member of the Human Capital Team at D.C. Public Schools, where she focused on teacher recruitment and selection. She spent several years working on teacher quality policy across 18 states through the nonprofit StudentsFirst. Lauren founded Nimble in 2016 to help school districts identify and hire high-performing teachers. She received her B.S. in Human Development and Education from...

Duration:00:47:56

Andy Rahden, CEO of Shmoop: Engineering Leadership and Learning

4/30/2020
Today’s guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Andy Rahden. Andy Rahden is Shmoop’s CEO and passionate about progress in the digital learning and educational technology arena. Before hopping aboard the Shmoop train, Andy was the Vice President of the Pluralsight Creative, Design, and Engineering business unit. Armed with his passion for democratizing education, Andy built teams at Pluralsight from the ground up to forge strategic partnerships and create a world-class customer...

Duration:00:52:43

Dan Carroll, CPO of Clever: Building EdTech for elegant impact

4/23/2020
Today’s guest on The EdTech Startup Show is Dan Carroll, Chief Product Officer at Clever. As a teacher and tech director, Dan saw first-hand how data obstacles were quickly becoming the biggest barriers to innovation in education. Before co-founding Clever, Dan joined Teach for America and taught science at STRIVE Preparatory Schools in Denver before becoming their director of data and technology. Clever brings all K12 applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for...

Duration:00:45:47