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The EdTech Startup Show, hosted by Gerard Dawson, brings you interviews with founders and entrepreneurs who are working to improve education for teachers, parents, and of course - students.

On the show, you'll hear about the technology, business, and educational philosophy behind each guest's EdTech Startup. You'll also hear the stories from their journeys to where they are today.

Whether you spend your time around startups, schools, or both, you'll find fresh ideas and a new perspective on the EdTech Startup Show.

The EdTech Startup Show Gerard Dawson

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

The EdTech Startup Show, hosted by Gerard Dawson, brings you interviews with founders and entrepreneurs who are working to improve education for teachers, parents, and of course - students.

On the show, you'll hear about the technology, business, and educational philosophy behind each guest's EdTech Startup. You'll also hear the stories from their journeys to where they are today.

Whether you spend your time around startups, schools, or both, you'll find fresh ideas and a new perspective on the EdTech Startup Show.

    Chrisman Frank, CEO of Synthesis, on his sacred obligation to students

    Chrisman Frank, CEO of Synthesis, on his sacred obligation to students

    On this episode of the EdTech Startup Show, my guest is Chrisman Frank, CEO and co-founder of Synthesis School.
    Synthesis is an enrichment club that teaches complex problem-solving and decision-making for kids 7 to 14 through online team games.
    Chrisman's cofounder Josh Dahn developed the Synthesis concept while running Ad Astra, a small lab school he built for Elon Musk on the SpaceX campus.
    Before Synthesis, Chrisman was engineer #1 at ClassDojo, a K-12 network that reaches ~30 million teachers, students, and families every month.
    Connect with Chrisman on Twitter @chrismanfrank and read his essays at www.ChrismanFrank.com.
    Learn more about EdTech Startup Show host Gerard Dawson at www.GerardDawson.com, or find the podcast on your favorite podcast player here: https://linktr.ee/gerarddawson.

    • 40 min
    Kelly Smith, CEO of Prenda, on the microschool movement

    Kelly Smith, CEO of Prenda, on the microschool movement

    Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Kelly Smith, founder and CEO of Prenda.
    Prenda helps create flexible learning environments known as microschools. Often described as the “reinvention of the one-room school house,” microschools combine homeschooling, online education, smaller class sizes, mixed age-level groupings, flipped classrooms, and personalized learning. 

    • 50 min
    Fullstack Academy co-CEOs Nimit Maru and David Yang on the evolution of coding education

    Fullstack Academy co-CEOs Nimit Maru and David Yang on the evolution of coding education

    Today's guests on the EdTech Startup Show are Nimit Maru and David Yang, co-CEOs of Fullstack Academy.
    Fullstack Academy is an innovative software development school with campuses in NYC and Chicago. Fullstack has graduated thousands of students working across every part of the technology ecosystem from first funding to FANG-sized. Fullstack also created the "Grace Hopper Program" - the first deferred-tuition coding bootcamp for women.
     
     

    • 50 min
    Why the "education market" isn't real

    Why the "education market" isn't real

    This episode is an excerpt from The 5-Day Copy Fix, a free course on marketing your education product or service to decision makers.
    To download it, visit https://www.gerarddawson.com/free-course/.

    • 9 min
    Zachary Silverzweig, founder of Tiny Ivy, on getting traction for his second startup and re-inventing the way kids learn to read

    Zachary Silverzweig, founder of Tiny Ivy, on getting traction for his second startup and re-inventing the way kids learn to read

    Today's guest on the EdTech Startup Show is Zachary Silverzweig, founder of Tiny Ivy. 
    Tiny Ivy is working to close the achievement gap in literacy, leveraging their unique approach to teaching English called TIPS™.
    Zach is a seasoned startup executive with a history of developing innovative products that drive social good. 

    • 45 min
    I quit my teaching job (and here's what happened...)

    I quit my teaching job (and here's what happened...)

    No interview with an EdTech CEO or founder today. Instead, this is a personal update on my career.
    Connect with me:
    https://www.GerardDawson.com On Twitter On LinkedIn

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

kate.katherine ,

One of the most practical podcast shows for edtech startup companies

Great show! Very motivational and practical. Guests are sharing inside views of investors and founders. It's a specific mindset that entrepreneurs can pick up from listening these podcast.

A Balm for the Brain ,

Bringing an educator’s humanity to edtech coverage

This is a great podcast—not to be missed! I have listened to multiple episodes and am always pleased by the way Gerard Dawson draws out his guests’ takes on a range of issues affecting edtech. His questions and comments are intuitive and spot-on in terms of showing his knowledge of the industry. As a teacher myself for the past twenty years, I turn to Dawson because of his expertise in the classroom. Also, as a writer for the edtech industry myself, I turn to him for the latest in trends and future challenges in edtech.

dcsmp ,

Great show!!

I had the pleasure of listening to this podcast and I've been binging every episode. This show is truly a breath of fresh air!

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