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Preston Silverman on Building out a Marketplace in Education – at YC Edtech Night

Preston Silverman is the founder of RaiseMe (Imagine K12, S12), a platform that allows colleges to award micro-scholarships to students throughout high school for doing the things that prepare them for college success.

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Keith Schacht and Doug Peltz on What Traction Feels Like – at YC Edtech Night

Keith Schacht and Doug Peltz are the founders of Mystery Science (YC S17), a company that produces K-5 science curriculum designed to instill a love of learning about the natural world. At Edtech Night, Geoff Ralston interviewed Keith and Doug about their journey from idea, to product-market fit, to being used in 10% of US elementary schools.

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Sarah Chou on Finding Product-Market Fit in the Education Industry – at YC Edtech Night

Sarah Chou is the founder of Informed K12 (Imagine K12, S12), a company that automates business workflows for K-12 school districts. At Edtech Night, Sarah shared the experience of finding product-market fit after an early pivot, plus her strategies for selling to K-12 schools and districts.

Request for Education Startups

We’re deeply interested in education because of its power to transform lives and societies and to maximize human potential. On a micro level, we believe technology can help reverse the trend in K-12 of spending more and more money to achieve the same learning outcomes. We believe tech can also create alternatives in higher education that will prepare adults for the careers they want without the burden of excessive student debt. Here are a few categories of education applications that consistently stand out to us as interesting.

YC Edtech Night on October 17

This free event will feature edtech CEOs from Y Combinator and Imagine K12 who will share their founder stories and practical startup advice. At the end of the evening, two startups from the audience will be selected for on-stage office hours with YC partners Tim Brady and Geoff Ralston.

Announcing Our Guidelines for Edtech Products

We created this resource to help YC / Imagine K12 edtech founders better understand how to meet the needs of education customers.

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