Friday, June 12, 2015
EDGE offers startups $170,000 and provides the most powerful network in education, technology, talent and experience to accelerate the building of your company. We help position you to complete a round of funding after the program at the $500,000 to $5 million level. EDGE aims to launch and accelerate edtech startups to solve the world's greatest education problems. Come join the program:
The 10 startups selected from around the globe will:
Receive intensive coaching from serial edtech entrepreneurs and co-MDs
Don Burton & Jonathan Harber, serial entrepreneurs in education, become part of your team and will build your company as co-founders would. Learn from experience the strategies that scale quickly and how to avoid the pitfalls of solving big problems in this complex industry. Don't forget that you'd be building alongside and learning from the 9 teams that promise to be the most successful in Edtech.
Accelerate immediate business building needs and traction
The focus of the entire program is your business! Startups achieve more in these intensive 3 months than a year outside the program. Focus on the metrics and traction you need to attract your next substantial round of funding. Build the execution capability of your entire team. Get access to the people and network to get you where you need to go.
Plug into the most powerful network in Education Technology
EDGE Accelerator provides access to the industry's largest and most powerful networks of experienced leaders in the education and technology fields. Learn from those who have recently built and scaled companies and gain unprecedented access to vast distribution networks of educators, administrators, learners, and learning organizations. Mentors and advisors include:
- CEOs/Founders of the most successful edtech startups
- Active edtech venture capitalists and angel investors
- Leaders of the largest educational publishers
- Former members from the Department of Education
- Technology enablers
- Functional specialists from the largest tech giants and education policy experts
Meet the Mentors: www.edgeedtech.com/
Reduce the time it takes to find and build trust with mentors who care about what you're building and can actually help -- we enable an efficient matching process that pairs you with lead mentors that fit your strategy and culture for the duration of the program, and potentially post-program.
Leap forward in your ability to execute on your vision
Build the capabilities, habits, and systems of the most successful edtech companies. Understand your company's and your individual strengths and development areas, compare it with successful teams, and work with dedicated coaches to build your organizational, customer, product, and fund raising capabilities.
Position yourself to raise that next round
Fine tune your positioning and pitch to the largest group of active edtech investors to ever gather at Demo Day. The 20 startups that have gone through programs managed by the EDGE team have a collective market valuation north of $175 million and have raised over $35 million in two years. Regularly interact with angels and VCs to understand the landscape of investment theses and find your strategic investors.
Tap into a global network
The EDGE network is not limited to the 150+ mentors that you'll regularly interact with over 3-months; leverage the EDGE Network -- the largest and most powerful in Edtech -- that taps into stakeholders in education around the world.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I waited for three hours. When I got the front of the line, I told them who I was, cast my vote, and it was counted.
I am tired of this election. I am tired of the billions of wasted dollars trying to inform low information voters with sound bites. I want change. Not "change that I can believe in". I want M-F'ng change. I want an informed and involved populous.
I want people to be as educated as they care to be - for free (it's an investment with LOTS of dividends). I want people that are prepared for the workforce (there are 3M jobs waiting for the right people to fill them, TODAY!). I want people to have healthcare for an extremely high quality of life (it's not Obamacare -- it's healthcare and we're all better off with it).
I want to stop locking up our people at a despicable rate. I want soft drugs legalized. I want people that have problems with drugs to receive treatment, not incarceration.
I am working on all the above problems to make the world I want to live in. Help me make that a reality or do your best to convince me why I may be off base -- I don't have all the answers, but I'm not waiting for corporations or anyone else to tell me what I need.
I am proud to have the right to cast my vote. I don't have the money to pay for lobbyists and buy the policies I desire. I am reliant on democracy and the voice of my fellow citizens. I expect my representatives to represent everything I have stated above, and I will work to hold them accountable for my vote.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
- Prison Education & College Programs
- Wesleyan - Center for Prison Education
- Member of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison
- Grinnell - Liberal Arts in Prison
- Member of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison
- New York
- LIFE (Lifelong Information for Entrepreneurs) (Coffee Creek, Oregon)
- The LIFE program addresses self-employment and microenterprise development after release for women prisoners.
- Prison Education Associations
- Correctional Education Association (CEA)
- European Prison Education Association
- New York
- New York City's courts are the front door to CASES programs. Our legal staff maintains a presence in courtrooms citywide. We work with judges, district attorneys, defense lawyers, legal advocates, the NYC Department of Probation and the NYS Division of Parole to identify individuals appropriate for our programs and we advocate for their supervision by CASES. CASES court representatives report frequently to judges and other criminal justice stakeholders on our participants' progress towards the fulfillment of their legal obligations.
- College and Community Fellowship
- College and Community Fellowship (CCF) is unique among organizations aimed at helping people reclaim their lives after criminal conviction. Many programs try to address the basic needs of people returning to the community after conviction and prison, but only CCF guides them through the stages of higher education while promoting their leadership, self-advocacy, artistic expression, civic participation and long term economic security. We see beyond reentry. We see limitless possibilities for our participants, their families and their communities. We expect what others deem impossible and the results are incredible!
- College Initiatives
- Our mission is to create pathways from criminal justice involvement to college and beyond and to establish and support communities invested in their own success.
- Fortune Society
- The Fortune Society is a nonprofit social service and advocacy organization, founded in 1967, whose mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
- Osborne Foundation
- We offer opportunities for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people.
- Getting out and Staying Out
- Washington, DC
- Juvenile Programs:
- PACT Urban Peace Program
- The PACT Urban Peace Program is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and building peace and hope in our urban communities in partnership with the courts and schools.
- Legal Aid:
- Correctional Association
- The Correctional Association of New York is an independent, non-profit organization founded by concerned citizens in 1844 and granted unique authority by the New York State Legislature to inspect prisons and to report its findings and recommendations to the legislature, the public and the press. Through monitoring, research, public education and policy recommendations, the Correctional Association strives to make the administration of justice in New York State more fair, efficient and humane.
- Critical Resistance
- PEN Writing Assoc - Prison Writing Program
- Prison Reform Movement
- Women on the Rise (WORTH)
- WORTH (Women On the Rise Telling HerStory) is an advocacy/consultant group comprised of currently & formerly incarcerated women, who have the expertise and understanding to engage, navigate and challenge policy and perceptions concerning incarcerated women.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Game night! After another amazing dinner served-up with delightful company, recently, we played an excellent game of Celebrity. Five of us made our way through a plentiful array of people known previously or now known. Thought I'd share some of their highlights (or at least, who we acted out -- pretty hilariously):