Disruptive Innovation in Education Technology – Forum

Events, Meetup





Education is rapidly being disrupted by technology and Boston attracts the greatest deal of entrepreneurs willing to innovate and improve the system, whether these are engineers or educators, finding solutions to different types of experiences institutions or consumers have within the industry.


Startup NEXT Boston, the world’s premier pre-accelerator, in collaboration with Learn Launch – Boston’s edtech accelerator and Startup Chile, the biggest startup community in the world, invites you to the Disruptive Innovation in EdTech Forum at MIT Tang Center. Forum will host some of the most promising founders of edtech startups from Greater Boston Area and explore their thoughts in regards of how technology enables disruption in education industry, explosion of EdTech innovation, EdTech challenges and opportunities on this market.


Event Detail: 6:30pm-7:00pm Registration and Pizza

Event Duration: 7:00pm-9:30pm


Event Format


1) Panel – Scholly, Shearwater, Binder, Griti

Topic: Edtech enabling universities to deliver a great student experience from recruiting and scholarship / financial aid through studying and on campus culture though graduation and career placement

Moderated by Mike Grandinetti, Managing Director of Startup NEXT Boston


2) Panel – Hstry, CueThink

Topic: Raising funds and growing your EdTech startup

Moderated by Asad Butt, Operations Director at Learn Launch


3) Overview of the EdTech market in LatAm
Guest Speaker – Luke Ball, Director of Acceleration & Experience Startup Chile


Moderators’ Bios:


Mike Grandinetti: Mike is the managing Director Startup Next Boston & Global Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Hult International Business School; Serial VC-backed Tech Entrepreneur across 5 startups, including 2 NASDAQ IPOs & 5 high multiple trade sales to ATT, Oracle, Symantec, etc; Community Impact Fellow OpenIDEO, Active Startup Board Member; Mentor Tech Stars, Founders Institute, BetaSpring, Mass Challenge, SeedCamp, IBM SmartCamp, etc, former McKinsey consultant, TED x Speaker Circuit, MBA Yale, BS Engineering Rutgers.


Asad Butt: Asad is the Director of Operations at LearnLaunch Accelerator which is greater Boston’s leading edtech startup accelerator. After a highly selective application process, LearnLaunch accelerator provides the most promising edtech startups worldwide with seed funding, an unmatched team of mentors, intensive coaching and all the tools needed to grow a successful edtech startup. LearnLaunch offers educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the education technology sector in greater Boston, a world education hub


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