StartEd(R) and NYU Steinhardt to Host NY Edtech Week(™) at NYU

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Global education innovation festival in NYC, December 19-21.

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New York is the national center of education innovation with the largest K12 district, a major community college network, private colleges, education publishers, education investors, media outlets, investors, innovators and cultural institutions.

StartEd Companies, Inc, a public-benefit corporation, and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development today announced they will host NY Edtech Week -- a global education innovation festival in New York City celebrating education entrepreneurship. The event will take place December 19-21, 2016 centered at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus with activities taking place around the city.

NY Edtech Week is a global meeting point for the education innovation industry focusing on how entrepreneurship and edtech drive advancements in education and learning. New York City is an ideal location because the city and its neighbors are home to the most significant learning infrastructure in the world. NY Edtech Week will offer the best of New York City -- connections, customers, capital, and culture -- in this must-attend event for the edtech and education communities.

The conference attracts, develops, and supports education entrepreneurs and edtech investors -- and consequently supports advancements in learning outcomes. The 2016 NY Edtech Week innovation festival will expand on past successful events that have brought together hundreds of technology innovators, early-stage investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, media representatives, researchers, and teachers to foster new partnerships and exchange best practices.

“New York is the national center of education innovation with the largest K12 district, a major community college network, private colleges, education publishers, education investors, media outlets, investors, innovators and cultural institutions,” said Jonathan D. Harber of StartEd. “This makes the city and NYU the perfect place to bring those people and organizations together to work to improve the opportunities and outcomes in the global education community -- that’s what NY Edtech Week is all about.”

NY Edtech Week is also the culminating event for the NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator powered by StartEd, an intensive three-month, mentor-led bootcamp program dedicated to education entrepreneurship and designed to help edtech entrepreneurs grow their companies. At the conference, participating startups from NYU will be joined by other startups from around the world to present in front of a network of angel and venture capital education investors.

Distinguished participants of past NYU edtech events have included Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strayer Education, Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College, Columbia University, David Levin, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, John Katzman, CEO and Founder of Noodle as well as representatives from Pearson, Rethink Education, HotChalk, Union Square Ventures, and many more.

The 2016 program includes:

●    “TED” style presentations from luminaries in the education field
●    “Shark Tank” style pitches from startups representing the most exciting innovations today
●    Panel discussions in early learning, K-12, higher ed, and corporate learning
●    Musical performance
●    Networking receptions and other opportunities for 1-on-1 interaction between attendees    
●    Presentations by participants in the NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator    
●    “Open Lab” visits to iconic New York education and cultural institutions

"We're excited to host NY Edtech Week to bring together technology and education thought leaders all working to create new possibilities for how students learn. The Steinhardt School is committed to creating a community of innovation in education here in New York City," said Dominic Brewer, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU Steinhardt.

NY Edtech Week is sponsored and presented in collaboration with McGraw-Hill and other sponsors. For more information on NY Edtech Week, or to participate, please visit:

The NY Edtech Week Host Committee features industry luminaries including:

Jeanne Allen, CEO at Center for Education Reform
Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director DreamIt Ventures
Seth Andrew, Fmr. White House Senior Advisor for EdTech & Founder of REVed & Democracy Prep
Michaël Bijaoui, Partner & COO at East Wind Advisors
Frank Bonsal III, Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University
Dom Brewer, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean, NYU Steinhardt
Ted Brodheim, Samsung, former CIO of NYC DoE
Sophie Chen, Partner at JMDedu
Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer at Pearson
Peter Cohen, President US Education at McGraw-Hill Education
Chris Curran, Managing Partner at Tyton Partners
John Danielson, Senior Advisor to the Global Education Sector
Bart Epstein, Managing Director Jefferson Accelerator
Graham Forman, Edvocate Capital
Lincoln Frank, Managing Partner at Quad Partners
Ian Fordham, Education Foundation UK
Susan Fuhrman, President at Teachers College, Columbia University
Denise Gallucci, CEO at GEMS Education Americas
Paul Gollash, CEO at Voxy
Mark Greenberg, Chief Innovation Office at the Center for Education Reform
Rob Grimshaw, TES Global
Jonathan Harber, former CEO of Pearson K-12 Technology and founder of SchoolNet
Jared Hendricks, Snr. Managing Director at Centerbridge Foundation
Rick Hess, American Enterprise Institute
Milana Hogan, Chief Recruitment Officer at Sullivan and Cromwell
Ash Kaluarachchi, former Director at EDGE Edtech and Program Manager at Techstars
Vivek Kamath, Partner at Tyton Partners
Rishi Kapal, Managing Director Edugild Accelerator
Arrun Kapoor, Managing Director of SJF Ventures
John Katzman, CEO at Noodle Education, former CEO 2U and The Princeton Review
Antti Korhonen, CEO at XEdu
Steve Kuyan, Managing Director Future Labs at NYU Tandon
David Levin, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education
Lisa Lewin, former MD of Tech Product at Pearson and VP at McGraw-Hill Education
Tim Loomer, Managing Director at Tyton Partners
Doug Lynch, Professor at University of Southern California and CLO at Cognotion
Ted Magder, Assoc. Professor at NYU Steinhardt
Charles McIntyre, Co-founder of Edtech Europe
Gail Mellow, President at LaGuardia Community College
Milana Hogan, Chief Recruitment Officer at Sullivan and Cromwell
Michael Moe, Co-Founder & Partner at GSV Asset Management
Brian Napack, Board Member of Blackboard and HMH
Daniel Pianko, Partner at University Ventures
Zach Posner, Managing Director, McGraw-Hill Education
Nasir Qadree, Head of Education at Village Capital
Josh Reibel, Former CEO Amplify Learning
Seth Reynolds, Managing Director, Parthenon-EY
Charles Rockefeller, Head of Partnership at Composite Apps and Trustee at Asia Society
James Rowan, Senior Advisor- Stifel Investment Banking
Jason Saltzman, CEO & CoFounder at Alley
Joshua Schwartz, Founder & Managing Partner, East Wind Advisors
Rick Segal, Managing Partner at Rethink Education
Maia Sharpley, EVP, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Charter Schools USA
Michael Staton, Learn Capital
Ben Wallerstein, Whiteboard Advisors
Chris Whittle, former CEO at Avenues: The World School CoFounder Edison Learning
Susan Wolford, BMO Capital

About StartEd Companies:
By galvanizing an eco-system of education innovation in New York City, StartEd aims to accelerate edtech entrepreneurs to tackle to world's greatest education problems. StartEd runs edtech accelerators, 3-month intensive bootcamps for early stage edtech companies, co-working communities for the edtech community. For more information on StartEd Accelerator, please visit: or follow us on Twitter @startedaccel

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt):
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit

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