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Despite ‘bubble’ risks, ed-tech innovation soars

Although there may be an ed-tech bubble, there is no sign of it bursting any time soon

ed-tech-bubbleVeteran ed-tech journalist Frank Catalano shares useful advice to would-be ed-tech entrepreneurs.

Namely, that rapid growth in the industry has resulted in a bubble; that education and ed-tech are not monolithic entities; and entrepreneurs must do their homework and due diligence to see what has worked in the past and what has failed.

Read the full story from geekwire.com.

Yet despite the risks, there may never be a better time than now for ed-tech startups. In 2013, entrepreneurs raised more than half a million, compared to over $200 million in 2008. Read the full story in VatorNews.

Ed-tech innovation is not limited to adults. From April 11-13, middle school students pitched ideas and received coaching on business, ed-tech and coding at Mountain View Startup Weekend Education, “the youngest age group in Startup Weekend history.”

For more on how youngsters are becoming future ed-tech leaders, read Michaela Brown’s reporting in EdSurge.

Watch this recap of Startup Weekend.

Michael Sharnoff is Associate Online Editor for eSchool News. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_eSM.

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