Use these resources to identify the right funding opportunities for your idea.
Potential funding sources:
Grantmakers for Education – a list of GFE’s member organizations.
Charter School Growth Fund
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Full Circle Fund
Venture Philanthropy Partners
University of Michigan’s Social Venture Fund
ASTIA is a community of experts committed to building women leaders.
Golden Seeds is an investment firm dedicated to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs.
Women’s Capital Connection of Kansas City
Startl Dealbook is a free database comprised of education technology companies, entrepreneurs and the world of investors interested in this space.
New Markets Venture Partners
Social Venture Fund
Education and social impact incubators / accelerators:
Conferences / Business Plan Competitions:
ASU Education Innovation Summit
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Pitch for Change Competition
Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition
Venture Capital in Education Summit
Yale School of Management Education Business Plan Competition
Find the right funder:
Entrepreneur Pitch Workbook, Canaan Partners
Raising Venture Capital, Mark Suster
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint, Guy Kawasaki
How to NOT Write a Business Plan, Dave Cowan
The Tortuous World of PowerPoint, Brad Feld
Tips for the First VC Meeting, Ed Sim
11 Tips for the VC Pitch, Venture Generated Content