Join Betamore, SXSWedu, ETC and the TU Incubator as we unite our communities of educators, entrepreneurs and innovative leaders to discuss how we can impact the dialogues at SXSWedu 2017. Baltimore is an emerging leader for innovation in education, and we want to help share Baltimore’s story at SXSWedu 2017. We hope to see teachers, students, administrators, entrepreneurs, and makers come together to learn more about how the Baltimore community can engage and impact the conversations at SXSWedu.
One of Baltimore’s leading EdTech ladies, Jess Gartner, will be sharing her insights with a talk entitled: “White Rabbit Moments: On Startups and Magic.” From a teacher to a CEO, we’re pretty excited to see what she has up her sleeve…
Bring your friends and colleagues, get answers to your PanelPicker questions and network with the best of Baltimore.
Enjoy drinks and light refreshments, and enter to win a badge for SXSWedu 2017!
About the Speaker: Jess Gartner, CEO & Founder of Allovue
Jess is the founder and CEO of Allovue, where edtech meets fintech: edfintech! Allovue combines the power of financial technology with education data, giving administrators the power to connect spending to student achievement. Jess has been featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Education (2015, 2016 All-Star) and was named the 2016 TEDCO Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2014, she was recognized as the Maryland Smart CEO Innovator of the Year in the Emerging Business category. Before founding Allovue, Jess studied education policy at the University of Pennsylvania and taught in schools around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. As a Teach for America corps member, she taught middle school humanities in Baltimore City and received her M.A. in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.
About the Moderator: Frank Bonsal III, Director of Entrepreneurship at the TU Incubator
Frank Bonsal III is a pioneer in the field of education technology and investment. He has 25 years of experience advancing efficacy, innovation, and productivity in and around education and the knowledge economy. As the first Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University, venture capitalist, and angel investor, Bonsal has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs. His direct investment experience includes over 25 education companies, half realized with tens of millions positively impacted.
The ETC, a venture of the Baltimore Development Corporation, is a 501(c) (3) technology and innovation center focused on growing early-stage companies. The ETC provides three programs for entrepreneurs: a tech focused incubator, Incubate Baltimore, a seed accelerator program, Accelerate Baltimore and a coworking space open to innovative individuals and teams, Beehive Baltimore. The ETC promotes economic development, providing business, technical, and networking connections to help these companies grow. Since 1999, the ETC has provided assistance to over 350 companies, 85% of which are still in business, creating more than 2,500 jobs and raising more than $2.2 Billion in outside funding.
Established in 2012, Betamore is an award-winning coworking space, incubator and campus for technology and entrepreneurship. Betamore has been home to 100+ companies that have collectively raised more than $52M in venture capital and in 2015 contributed $13.5M to Baltimore City’s economy. Its mission is to make Baltimore a leading global entrepreneurship destination.
The SXSWedu Conference & Festival® fosters and celebrates innovations in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The annual four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, immersive workshops, interactive learning experiences, film screenings, early-stage startups, business opportunities and networking. Through collaboration, creativity and social action, SXSWedu empowers its global community to Connect. Discover. Impact. SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest® family of conferences and festivals. Join the passionate and innovative community at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://sxswedu.com.