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Chicago Education Innovation Pitch Fest

LEAP Innovations

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago Education Innovation Pitch Fest

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Are you an educator looking for innovative teaching and learning tech tools?

Are you an entrepreneur, tech company, or program provider with an innovative tech tool that enables personalized or connected learning?

Are you excited about education innovation in Chicago?

If so, join us for the Chicago Education Innovation Pitch Fest, powered by LEAP Innovations and Hive Chicago. It's a stop on the Department of Education's (DOE) National Ed Tech Developer’s Tour, and will cap off a two-day national convening of DOE Education Innovation Clusters! 

Edtech companies will pitch their products to a panel of local and national in- and out-of-school educators. We’ll kick things off with a networking happy hour. 

The pitch lineup features an exciting roster of innovative edtech solutions. Companies pitching include:

  • ForAllBackpack
  • GetSet
  • The Graide Network
  • Infiniteach
  • RideW/Me
  • Planet Labs

We've also lined up an all-star panel of experts with more to come. Panelists include:

  • Katrina Stevens, U.S. Department of Education
  • Nichole Pinkard, Digital Youth Network
  • Shoshana Vernick, Sterling Partners
  • Deborah Quazzo, GSV Advisors
  • Kara Chesal, iZone
  • Kenyatta Forbes, Fiske Elementary School

Food and drink will be provided.

Wednesday, August 12
6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30 - 8:00 PM Program

1871 Auditorium
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654

This event is free and open to all, but space is limited. Reserve your ticket today.

About Hive Chicago
Hive Chicago is a thriving network of 64 local member organizations across the city of Chicago – joined by dozens of local, national and international collaborating partners – that aims to motivate, inspire and support Connected Learning experiences for thousands of young learners. 

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Have questions about Chicago Education Innovation Pitch Fest? Contact LEAP Innovations

When & Where

1871 Auditorium
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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LEAP Innovations

By bridging the gap between innovation and education, we can personalize learning like never before. Driven by great educators and fueled by technology, personalized learning can transform classrooms, meet individual student needs, and enable learning anytime, anywhere.

LEAP Innovations is a new Chicago-based research and development hub for the nation. We search globally to identify the best education technology products, pilot them here in schools and other real-life learning environments, and quickly scale what works from PreK to early college. We will break down the silos that separate innovation in the tech sector from the real-world needs of teachers and learners.


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