[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px”][text_output]Our seventh and final Innovation Summit this Spring is Friday, May 13. The event brings together education-related startups, investors, corporate leaders in standardized testing and publishing and textbooks, and industry experts from secondary and higher education.
The summit features startup pitches, a reverse pitch from corporate innovators, and discussion topics about cutting-edge education technology challenges facing the industry today. (See the registration information).
We’re especially excited for this summit because five out of our six featured startups are led by female founders. These ladies are a great example of who should be leading the way in increasing the number of female entrepreneurs in Iowa.
Startups and Industry Experts
Here’s a preview of the startup teams and industry experts who will be in attendance on Friday:
Industry experts, from organizations such as:
- Pear Deck
- Iowa Innovation Corporation
- Built By Iowa
- Pearson, Inc.
- Converge Consulting
- RJ McElroy Trust
- Mount Mercy University
- Kirkwood Community College
- Higher Learning Technologies
The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative is a nonprofit with the mission to accelerate world-changing ideas, from Iowa. The organization aims to create impactful startup businesses that grow here through it’s Iowa Startup Accelerator program and more; to foster world-class technical and creative talent via innovative educational programs for kids and adults; to assist thriving, innovative companies in developing new products and attracting the best talent through corporate innovation programs; and to make an outstanding social impact, and make the world a better place. Since 2014, the program has grown dramatically, helping hundreds of startups get off the ground and grow, and thousands of children learn to code.
About the Blackstone Charitable Foundation
The Innovation Summit Series would not have been possible without the support from the Innovation Grant awarded to NewBoCo by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation was founded at the time of Blackstone’s IPO in 2007 with substantial commitments from the Firm’s employees. Influenced by the enterprising heritage of the firm and its founders, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is directing its resources and applying the intellectual capital of the firm to foster entrepreneurship in areas nationwide and globally. Through its investment expertise across several asset classes and geographies, Blackstone has a unique perspective on the global economy and a heightened understanding of how entrepreneurial activity is often the crucial catalyst in the growth of successful businesses, industries and communities. For more information, see http://www.blackstone.com/foundation.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]