Get next-level coaching for your education business from our highly sought-after experts. One day at Immersion will give you more meaningful time with the people you need to know than you could get from years of networking. Get in the fast lane to raise money, scale your business and sell to school districts and colleges.
Whether you need to meet VCs, get advice on scaling or learn the right steps for selling your company, our interactive clinics will put you in front of the people who can take your business to the next level.
Come with a question. Leave with a plan for next steps. Move your education business forward at EdSurge Immersion.
The time we spent at EdSurge Immersion had a bigger impact on our company’s growth than any other single event or conference we’ve attended. In one afternoon of clinics, the Immersion experts helped us to see our own product in a different light, which opened up whole new markets and a growth strategy that quadrupled our user base in the following school year.
—Mitch Slater, CEO, Levered Learning
Founder & CEO
Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website which enables anyone to help a classroom in need. Charles launched the organization in 2000 at a Bronx public high school where he taught history for five years. To date, teachers at more than 80% of all the public schools in America have created classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org, and more than 3 million people have given to those projects.
DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey’s “ultimate favorite things” and made the cover of Fast Company as one of the “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World,” the first time a charity has received such recognition.
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Meet with the top education VCs to share your ideas and get your questions answered. What do investors listen for? How do you find the investor that’s right for you? How can you set yourself up for a successful funding round?
HIRING AND DIVERSITY
The right hiring strategy will set you up for success. Who are your first hires? What kind of hiring process should you have in place? Should you optimize for sales or marketing?
Reaching the education audience can be challenging. You’ll learn what the most successful marketers have learned about cracking into this market. How do you reach them? What is the buying cycle? What works and what is a waste of money?
SELLING TO DISTRICTS
The way educators make purchases is changing. How will your business start and scale the educator’s sales process? What does the sales cycle look like? What business models are the most attractive? Who is the right person to contact?
SCALING: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
What is your end-game and how can you set yourself up to get there? Learn from companies who understand the process. What did they prioritize? How did they connect with potential buyers? What should you know about the process?
4 Hours of Hands-On Coaching
Meet with our expert coaches
Your Questions, Answered.
Meet with our growing list of experts to get personalized support in the areas of your business you most need to grow.
SHO-zemi Innovation Ventures
Harrington Park School District
University of Pennsylvania
Amazon Web Services
Don’t let the conversations stop at Immersion! Each attendee will also be granted a 6-month free membership to our exclusive networking community, EdSurge Loop. This membership ($120 value) gets you a weekly networking call where you will be matched with another entrepreneur handpicked by EdSurge for a 30-minute virtual discussion.
Hours of learning from experts including light breakfast, lunch and networking happy hour.
Ends August 16
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OUR DAY TOGETHER
8:30 a.m. Morning Class
10:00 a.m. Gut Check | Welcome and Introductions
10:15 a.m. Fireside Chat
11:15 a.m. Spotlight Talks
12:15 p.m. Educator Perspectives at Lunch
1:00 p.m. Clinic Sessions
4:45 p.m. Wrap Up and Networking Happy Hour