SXSW EDU 2023

Pitching EdTech: Designing for Social Impact

Description:

Many EdTech founders think there’s a disconnect between supporting student equity and profit—we disagree. This session will feature leaders from leading EdTech funds and two of the nation’s most innovative colleges and universities to discuss impact as a business strategy and what they’re looking for when meeting prospective EdTech partners.


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Takeaways

  1. Learn about the biggest mistake EdTech leaders make when approaching potential investors.
  2. Learn the three things you need to know before pitching to a university that cares about equity.
  3. Learn what equity-focused venture capital funds, accelerators, and universities look for when assessing new investment opportunities.

Speakers


Organizer

Christina Ross, Lead Communications Representative, WGU Labs


Meta Information:

  • Tags: partnerships, edtech
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding


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