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Catalyst Summit: "Propel Your EdTech Venture"

Add to Calendar Icon 2024-06-21 11:00 2024-06-21 11:00 15 Penn GSE Event: Catalyst Summit: "Propel Your EdTech Venture" Join Catalyst @ Penn GSE for "Propel Your EdTech Venture" an immersive experience designed exclusively for edtech entrepreneurs. You'll gain insights and strategies to overcome critical challenges and drive growth in four areas—finance, product, market, and leadership—all with an eye on research-to-practice.
3700 Walnut St, Various Rooms
Katrina Struloeff DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:00am
3700 Walnut St, Various Rooms
Friday, June 21, 2024 | Philadelphia 

Propel Your EdTech Venture

11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | Reception from 6–7 p.m.
Join us for an interactive day at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education to learn how to deploy innovative solutions to tackle critical challenges. 
This in-person event is designed exclusively for entrepreneurs seeking to propel their businesses to new heights. In edtech’s dynamic market landscape, rooting your offering in research isn't just an option – it's a necessity. Join us for an immersive experience where you'll gain invaluable insights and actionable strategies to overcome critical challenges and drive sustainable growth in four areas—finance, product, market, and leadership—all with an eye on research-to-practice.
Discount code available for staff/faculty/students/alumni - email

Sessions in four focus areas

Finance: Navigating funding strategy
Gain actionable insights on the post-pandemic landscape of EdTech investing from Queenstar Akrong of White Board Advisors, followed by sessions on early-stage investing, non-dilutive funding strategies, and impact investing through engaging panel discussions. Speakers include industry experts Rita Ferrandino, Vera Song, Amy Nelson, Ed Metz, Savannah Johnston, and Ana Maria Aristizabal.
Product: Development informed by data
Uncover the secrets to creating disruptive products that resonate with customers and drive sustained demand. Anthony Hernandez of Google opens by demystifying AI in education, followed by sessions on development through data, using research for impact, and more. Speakers include Murali Vishnuvajhala, Andy Denilchick, Ryall Carroll, and Anthony Hernandez.
Market: Commanding the landscape
Gain a competitive edge by mastering the art of market analysis, strategic positioning, and sales. Rita Fernandino, Penn GSE’s Innovation Consultant, opens with an interactive session, followed by sessions on K–12 sales strategies, lead generation in edtech, and international market development. Speakers include Jason Young, Josh Chernikoff, and Michael Spencer.
Leadership: Laying the foundation for rapid growth
Cultivate essential leadership skills to inspire and motivate your team towards achieving common goals—beginning with a presentation on leading for impact by a special guest expert! Choose from subsequent sessions on business and legal affairs, financial planning, and people strategies. Speakers include Stacey Rabbino, Rebecka Zaveleta, and more.

Event Contact

Katrina Struloeff