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March 09, 2016

The Risks of Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship, Part 2

While ed-tech entrepreneurship may be less risky than other sectors, there are still many uncertainties to be aware of. Financial, technology, and market sectors are all areas for deep thought and caution.

February 12, 2016

Three Lessons Ed-Tech Startups Can Learn From Innovator Sal Khan

I recently watched an interview with Sal Khan, founder of the extremely successful ed-tech non-profit Khan Academy, and he touched upon three ideas that should resonate with ed-tech startups.

January 26, 2016

Nine Strategies to Help Startups Improve Writing Productivity

Writing is a very important part of the startup life. Here are some lessons for writing better business plans, startup competition applications, cold emails, and PowerPoint presentations.

December 22, 2015

Crowdfunding Campaigns: Lessons Learned from an Ed-Tech Startup

Apply this advice from the front lines of a successful crowdfunding campaign to your new venture.

December 08, 2015

Why a Startup Business Plan Is Still Worth Writing

It used to be the case that every startup needed a business plan, but recently the value of the business plan has been hotly debated. Here's why it's still valuable.

October 22, 2015

Ed-Tech is Important, but People Are a Key Ingredient to Startup Success

When it comes to innovation, much attention is paid to the latest start-up to get funding or the hottest technology. But the human element is crticical to making innovation a success. Startups need to keep that in mind.

September 28, 2015

A Lesson for Ed-Tech Startups in Vocabulary Words

Research shows an adult needs to know 65,000 to 75,000 words to read and write well. That can be pretty overwhelming for a teacher of vocabulary. Ed-tech startups can also get overwhelmed when thinking about their future markets.

August 07, 2015

Vocabulary Strategies for Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners

When it comes to vocabulary instruction, most of the commonly-used instructional techniques, particularly at the middle school and high school levels, tend to favor visual learners. But what about all the auditory and kinesthetic learners?

July 20, 2015

The Risks of Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is often considered a "risky" endeavor. But I think ed-tech startups are often less risky that startups in other industries.

June 16, 2015

Ed-Tech Startups Break Into the Classroom by Helping Teachers

There's a perception that teachers are resistant towards adopting new technologies. Here are some ways for startups to overcome barriers that keep many teachers from ever introducing new applications to their students.

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