CB&A, Arc Capital Development and Academic Business Advisors to Share Expertise at SETDA Emerging Technologies Forum

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Channel Partners to provide advice, marketing insights at the June 24-27 event in Denver

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At the forum, participants will showcase their companies and receive helpful feedback, while simultaneously gaining deep understanding of the marketplace from some of the most strategic minds in the industry.

SETDA, the principal nonprofit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, has selected three leading firms to mentor rising technology companies at the Emerging Technologies Forum. Academic Business Advisors, Arc Capital Development and C. Blohm & Associates (CB&A) will lead a full-day workshop that provides emerging technology providers with marketing and business development expertise to help grow their companies.

The fledgling companies will learn from Mitch Weisburgh of Academic Business Advisors, Kevin Custer and Rita Ferrandino of Arc Capital Development, and Charlene Blohm and Emily Embury of CB&A. Each mentor is an established expert in the education industry, and together they have decades of experience growing successful businesses.

“This year’s cohort will benefit immensely from the knowledge shared by our Channel Partners,” said SETDA Executive Director Tracy Weeks. “At the forum, participants will showcase their companies and receive helpful feedback, while simultaneously gaining deep understanding of the marketplace from some of the most strategic minds in the industry.”

Throughout 2016, the Emerging Private Sector Partners will benefit from a variety of opportunities to learn from the SETDA Channel Partners. These advantages include timely information on state and national education policies, as well as first-hand insights about emerging trends and research practices in the K-12 sector.

SETDA’s annual Emerging Technologies Forum provides a venue for state members and the private sector to engage in meaningful dialogue about topics of importance in digital learning across the nation.

For more information about the event, visit http://etforum.setda.org/ - !/overview.

About SETDA
Founded in 2001, SETDA is the principal nonprofit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. Learn more at http://www.setda.org.

About Academic Business Advisors, LLC
Academic Business Advisors is a premier consulting services firm for the education market, including K-12, post-secondary and for-profit higher education. Academic Business Advisors finds, grows and supports companies that are going to transform and improve the education landscape. For more information, visit http://www.academicbiz.com.

About Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a global early stage venture advisory firm that invests in and operates companies in the K-20 education and special needs markets. Since the firm’s inception 10 years ago, Arc has served over 80 clients in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, U.K., Ireland, Turkey, Israel and India. Arc has made 22 investments, six exits in the education and disabilities space. For more information, visit http://www.arccd.com.

About C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. is the premier PR and digital marketing agency for the education and special needs industries. This award-winning agency creates customized integrated marketing communications campaigns that drive results for clients. Passion, imagination and commitment are hallmarks of this dynamic team that focuses on the importance of providing everyone with the chance to learn. Because after all, Visibility Matters. For more information, visit http://www.cblohm.com.

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