Education technology startups are hot. Sweeping changes are moving through education as technology has become more affordable and scalable. Now is the time. This week, Intel announced their Intel Education Accelerator Program. If you’re interested, you need to apply (Intel.com/EduAccelerator) before May 22 at 12pm PST.
Intel Education and Intel Capital have launched this program to give guidance, resources, and potentially a $100,000 investment from Intel Capital. This program will include mentoring, speakers, and access to key worldwide resources from August to the first week of December at which time the selected participants will demonstrate their developments.
As I read their announcement, I’m thinking of a “Shark Tank”-like experience except with lots of mentoring before the product is proposed.
As further evidence of the timeliness of this opportunity, the US Department of Education released their Guide for Ed-Tech Development of which I was one of the “crowdsourced” leaders in the field who was consulted and quoted.
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Without a doubt, some great new start ups are in the minds and perhaps even planned out by the readers of this blog. As I’ve met so many of you who read this blog, you want to improve education and do the right thing to improve the world for students.
We sit upon a hinge of history (as Thomas Cahill writes in his book series) and technology is a pivot point. We need insightful entrepreneurs with a passion for students and world-class learning to take their companies and ideas to the next level.
If you have an idea, you should visit Intel.com/EduAccelerator and begin your application process. If you’re accepted, keep me posted! What an amazing opportunity!
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