Key to your edtech company success are great learning results. They come from the right approach to pedagogy.
This Fall xEdu - in collaboration with EDvisor Finland and Education Alliance Finland - will open part of its program for any startup working in the education area. And since we are based in Finland – known globally for pedagogical excellence – we’ve decided to gather all pedagogy and impact related workshops together, and offer them to you. In addition to the Boostcamp activities, you’ll get to experience one of the most important education events in Finland – Dare to Learn.
At the Boostcamp you will:
have workshops on pedagogy in edtech: why is it important, what pedagogical base to choose for your innovation, how to speak the same language as teachers etc.
have workshops on social impact: what is social impact and how to measure it, what do impact investors look for when deciding to invest, working with impact-oriented organizations like UN
visit schools: experience the Finnish school and see the everyday life of your potential users
meet pedagogy experts, such as Prof. Kirsti Lonka, the author of “Phenomenon-based learning from Finland”
hear success stories and lessons learned from the most successful edtech startups from Finland
learn about the process of co-creation with schools: how to organize it and what benefits can you get, how to co-create with Finnish schools
experience one of the most important education events in Finland – Dare to Learn
get an invitation to investor networking event
The Boostcamp is targeted to startups working in the education field, especially EdTech and K-12. We recommend the founders to take part in the Boostcamp.
Time&location: 16 – 20 September 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Boostcamp: 4000 € incl. VAT per person (incl. tickets to Dare to Learn and EDvisor Finland pedagogy diagnostics). A second person from the same startup +2000 €. *Note that we have special discounts for xEdu community and partners’ startups.
VIP-Boostcamp (“Verythoroughly Investigated Pedagogy”): 5000 € incl. VAT: Boostcamp + Education Alliance Finland evaluation
How to participate?
If you are interested, please send us an email to email@example.com shortly describing your product/service, stage of your startup, and motivation to participate, and we will send you a link to purchase your spot. Max 15 first applicants are accepted.
Am I going to be xEdu portfolio company if I go through this Bootcamp? No, but you will become part of our community, and receive e.g. discounts to XcitED.
What is EDvisor pedagogy diagnostics? As part of the Bootcamp you will get 3 hours of one-on-one consultation with the pedagogy experts from EDvisor. You can have the consultation face-to-face if you stay in Finland during mentoring slots or online any time during Fall 2019.
What is Education Alliance Finland evaluation? Education Alliance Finland is a Global Quality Standard for Learning Solutions. They offer an academically sound approach to evaluating the pedagogical design of a product on the principles of educational psychology. Education Alliance Finland Certificate acts as a powerful tool to demonstrate the quality of your product to your customers.
I have other questions, who do I contact? For all questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org