Educational inequity? There must be an app for that.

December 22, 2010
Workshop at Stanford Institute of Design's K-12 Lab

Fired up by the challenges you see facing public education? Excited about the potential of technology to change the way we learn and work? Ready to do something about it? Bring your passion, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to the EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab, a brand new program that Teach for America and NewSchools Venture Fund are launching in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011. Applications are now being accepted for this new program, which is designed to help the next generation of aspiring education entrepreneurs build a new wave of innovative solutions for public education that can close the achievement gap, with a particular emphasis on the power of technology to fuel those solutions. Participants will have access to top resources in education and technology, including workshops designed by the Stanford Institute of Design’s K-12 Lab, as well as a cohort of local peers with whom to brainstorm and collaborate.

Oh, and don’t quit your day job just yet: all sessions will take place during weekends and evenings. You don’t even have to have a specific idea or venture in the hopper when you join the program — just evidence of entrepreneurial interest and the committment to launch a bold new organization.You don’t even need to have technology skills to be selected — just a genuine interest in exploring the power of technology to fuel solutions to educational inequity.

More details are here, including how to apply. Applications are due January 17, with two information sessions planned for early January (Webinar on January 5, and in-person session on January 13), and the program starts in mid-February.