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Unbounded Talk w/ Sarabeth Berk: Criteria of Success for Ventures in EC

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Colorado Education Initiative

600 17th Street

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A 45-minute talk with a leading expert in the space of child development taking place during the Futurebound Summit.

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What is the Futurebound Summit?

Futurebound is a movement of entrepreneurs, investors, nonprofits and other public- and private-sector leaders coming together to fuel innovation in child development. Our next generation is depending on us—and we can’t afford to wait. The Futurebound Summit is a time to catalyze the Colorado ecosystem focused on young children by bringing everyone together.

Futurebound is partnering with Uncharted to host a four-day summit in Denver that will bring together ventures, investors, leading experts, policymakers and more for a series of events and workshops that will supercharge innovation to change the future of child development.

Unbounded Expert Talk: "Four Criteria of Success for Ventures in the Futurebound Ecosystem"

What does it take to be a successful venture in the space of child development? When for-profit ventures enter accelerators, they're trained to create a business strategy around traditional pillars of venture success and ROI. When ventures are in the nonprofit space, they are created around different strategies and social impact metrics.

What's missing is a framework that explains the types of ventures we're looking to support and create in the Futurebound ecosystem--ones that solve the greatest needs in child development, are evidence-based, affordable, culturally relevant, and meet the desirability needs of parents, practitioners, and young children. Few ventures have achieved this mark, with Sesame Street being the best example. Even companies like Disney and Lego are not solving the greatest challenges in child development. What will it take to be successful in this space? Come to this talk and find out.

Agenda

  • 5 min- Welcome
  • 20 min- Expert Talk
  • 20 min- Q&A

Bio of Speaker

Dr. Sarabeth Berk (Director of Futurebound) Sarabeth is a hybrid professional who blends her artist/researcher/educator/designer identities together to work at the intersections of innovation strategy and systems thinking. She is also a researcher of professional identity, specifically focusing on the emergence of a new type of professional she calls hybrid professionals. Sarabeth obtained her PhD in curriculum studies and teaching from the University of Denver, and has degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design. Her background has focused on K-12 and higher education transformation and design, having worked in the innovation office at Denver Public Schools, and leading the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder. When she isn’t leading innovation, Sarabeth is a council member on the Denver County Cultural Council to support nonprofits across Denver county, and she plays in the outdoors as much as possible.

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