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Jul 24, 2016

What's in this episode? 

  • Deborah’s journey from investment banker to angel Edtech investor to interviewing Bill Gates 
  • The link between investing in education innovation and giving people ‘access to the future’ 
  • Difference in EdTech uptake between K-12 and Higher Education in the UK & USA
  • The link between mindfulness and mental well-being in students, educators & investors
  • Challenging the factory model of education, with a modernised version of Montessori & personalised learning 
  • Shout-outs to some of Deborah Quazzo’s 47 angel investments from pre-K to Grey
  • Challenges for start ups  including procurement issues, difficult sales cycles, & dominant legacy providers  
  • What are former Angry Birds launching, in the form of Periodic-table storytelling, for the future of learning? 
  • Why Edtech which is positive and not punitive wins the day with educators 
  • Celebrating an increased representation of women in Edtech companies vs. the usual 6% in tech 
  • Why angel investment might be the dumbest thing in your life, unless …
  • Did Google’s Montessori upbringing affect the nature of the company? 
  • The 4Ps entrepreneurs need to remember 

Further Reading: 

Background:
Michael Moe, Investor, Entrepreneur and Author of Finding the Next Starbucks: https://twitter.com/michaelmoe
Think Equity partners: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/thinkequity-llc#/entity

GSV ASU Speakers
Dr. Condoleezza Rice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtG1FeuEFcE
Bill Gates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxSxq5TZhBE
Jim Collins: http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles.html
Carol Dweck: https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?language=en

Start-Ups/Scale-Ups:
Calm: https://twitter.com/calm?lang=en-gb
Headspace: https://twitter.com/headspace?lang=en-gb https://twitter.com/ClassDojo?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Kahoot: getkahoot.com
Classdojo: https://twitter.com/ClassDojo
Gojimo: http://www.gojimo.com
BridgeU: https://bridge-u.com/schools
Lightneer: http://www.lightneer.com

Education Institutions:
Chicago Public School board: http://cps.edu/Pages/AboutCPS.aspx
Harvard Business School: http://www.hbs.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Teach for America: https://www.teachforamerica.org
Summit Schools of California: http://www.summitps.org/schools

Culture of learning:
Laszlo Bock: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laszlobock
(Hilariously retro vid on Google Founders and going to Montessori): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw

Pearson: https://twitter.com/pearson
McGrawHill: https://twitter.com/MHEducation
President Michael Crow, Arizona State University: https://president.asu.edu/about/michaelcrow ; https://twitter.com/michaelcrow
Stanford: https://twitter.com/Stanford
MIT: https://twitter.com/MIT
Link to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast with Tim Ferris the following statement from ASU GSV
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/06/21/malcolm-gladwell/

Diversity in Edtech:
@womened
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3043779/world-changing-ideas/is-education-technology-where-women-are-starting-to-buck-the-tech-world
Mitch and Freada Kapor Lifetime Achievement Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7u1XWwhJQo

This week's podcast is sponsored by Edspace & The Young Academy: 


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