Today, the Internet plays a prominent role in the lives of many American children, affecting how they learn, play, socialize, and participate. According to a study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2010, the average American youth, between the ages of 8 and 18, spends on average about 7.5 hours a day across different media.
We have entered a critical stage of innovation around technologies and media for learning. Technology has evolved beyond simply being able to deliver educational content in schools, to the point of being able to create richer, more active and interactive learning experiences in the world. And, for the first time, doing so is scalable and affordable as a number of factors are laying the groundwork for the innovation of lighter-weight, lower-cost products that can be delivered directly to the user, as well as easily iterated and extended for the user through regular updates and add-ons.
This year’s Summit will examine the key drivers behind these emerging trends and showcase some of the leading-edge entrepreneurs and investors whose ideas harken the changes to come.
As a firm involved in sponsoring innovative, early-stage businesses, do you know enough about the opportunities in the education space? In particular, do you and your team:
- Know the product/service and geographic markets that are particularly ripe for investment?
- Understand how today’s K-20 students are creating new expectations for teaching and learning?
- Have a grasp of the policy and regulatory frameworks in the institutional market?
- Distinguish between institutional and consumer education markets?
- Have an education market thesis that you want to test?
- Possess access to the right kind of deal flow and opportunities for your firm?
Get Ahead of the Learning Curve: Venture Capital in Education Summit 2010 will enable organizations funding innovative businesses to improve deal flow and gain insights into the education sector.
Date and Location
This event will be held in New York City on June 8-9, 2010 and will feature noted speakers from the investment community, education entrepreneurs and executives, foundations and institutions, and legal and policy experts.
Who Should Attend?
The event is designed for the innovators in the K-20 education markets, and those committed to providing the capital and resources to support these change agents, including:
- Venture Capitalists
- Angel Investors
- Social Venture Philanthropy
- Private Equity Investors
- Founders and CEO’s
- Executives and Directors of Education Ventures