Guest Post: How Ed Tech is Changing the Boston Startup Scene

 

I moved to Boston in the fall of 2008 to work at The Steppingstone Foundation, a local non-profit focused on educational access. Since I was helping to build a new organization within the non-profit, I set out to meet more people in my field and build up my network. This was very difficult since Greenhorn Connect hadn’t been founded yet. Even finding groups of reform-minded educators was not as easy as I had imagined. I eventually stumbled upon Boston Leaders for the Future of Education (BLFE), an organization geared toward young professionals who were mostly educators passionate about public policy reform.

General Assembly Boston

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Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA
General Assembly is a global network of campuses for technology, business, and design.

Girls in Tech

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Boston, MA
The Boston Chapter of GiT, here to engage and empower influential women in technology. We focus on education, leadership, balanced lives & entrepreneurship

Kai Rostcheck: The New Rules (and Tools) of Entrepreneurship

We can probably all agree that the world is changing at a dramatic pace, right? In fact, the popular video Did You Know? illustrates exactly how fast the world is transforming. This video is from 2008, so as you might imagine some of the data points have moved already. But overall, it distills the reasons that many entrepreneurs see the new world as simultaneously exhilarating and confusing.

North Shore Web Geeks

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Newburyport, MA
Web Geek Meetup: Growing group of Real People virtually introduced, interact to promote and discuss: software, web technology and entrepreneurship etc.

General Catalyst Partners

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Harvard Square 200 University Rd, 4th floor Cambridge, MA 02139
General Catalyst Partners is a Cambridge-based (Harvard Square) early stage venture capital & private equity firm that invests in Technology, Consumer, Med-tech and Cleantech/Energy.

First Growth Venture Network

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New York City, NY
First Growth Venture Network's mission is to identify high potential entrepreneurs and to surround them with the network they will need to support their growth.
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FREE

Real World Design Challenge

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USA
Annual competition providing high school students the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges facing our nation's leading industries while in a team environment.

FIRST Robotics Program

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USA
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills.
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Varies depending on competition

Xconomy

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Xconomy is the leading source for news about technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Boston, San Diego, and Seattle.
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