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Creating a Student Innovation Showcase | AIMS Tech Innovation Conference, Dec 3, 2018

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Presentation from #AIMSTechInnovation2018 - Great turnout from engaged educators & administrators in the Capital Region.

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Creating a Student Innovation Showcase | AIMS Tech Innovation Conference, Dec 3, 2018

  1. 1. TECH & INNOVATION CONFERENCE DECEMBER 3, 2018 MT. WASHINGTON CONFERENCE CENTER BALTIMORE, MD FRANK BONSAL III – DIRECTOR TOWSON UNIVERSITY VENTURE CREATION CREATING A Student INNOVATION SHOWCASE
  2. 2. What Success Looks Like
  3. 3. The Success Baseline “I am not afraid to die on a treadmill.” – Will Smith
  4. 4. The Success Reality
  5. 5. My Life as Practice Coach From the classroom, to the boardroom, to the ecosystem Native Baltimorean 15 Years Teacher-Coach 15 Years EdTech Investor 15 Years K-12 + Postsecondary Volunteer (Trustee) 5 Years University E’ship (Ecosystem) Leader Teacher-Coach EdTech Investor EdTech Ecosystem Leader Edupreneur Classroom to Boardroom Boardroom to Ecosystem 25+ years 2001 2013 Education E’shipTech Edtech -- blog series here PROFESSIONAL PARENT + VOLUNTEER
  6. 6. Academic - Major (CBE) - Minor (TU) Experiential - Student Launch Pad - Competitions Real-World - TU Incubator - Commercialization Entrepreneurship at Towson University Evolving to include a multitude of diverse stakeholders & networks Students (23K) Faculty/Staff (3K) Alumni (150K) Baltimore Metro (2.8M) Capital Region (9M)
  7. 7. TU Incubator Highlights A mission- and core-competency-aligned incubator 100+ companies supported $30M outside capital $150M Economic Impact 35 current edtech member companies 1000+ jobs created 150+ interns40+ mentors
  8. 8. Robust TU Incubator Founder Network Collaborate, commiserate with dozens of founders (55% diversity)
  9. 9. Multi-Pronged Solution Capital Support Distribution The three-legged stool of startup success
  10. 10. Region’s Substantive Edtech Events Chesapeake Region’s edtech-specific, value-added support Jess Gartner Allovue David Yaskin Faculty Guild Chip Paucek 2U Burck Smith StraighterLine Zach Posner Engrade Member Sessions Meet the Mentors Monthly Meetup Monthly Update Virtual Roundtable Member Events & Workshops
  11. 11. TU’s EdTech Innovation Showcase Capital Region’s best event to see what works and is scaling 2016-2018 Event Highlights Who Attended 40+ Participating Companies 300+ unique attendees in first three years of EdTech Innovation Showcase. Higher Education Towson U., U. Baltimore, UMBC, UMCP, Johns Hopkins, American Public U., Loyola U., Harrisburg U Science & Tech, Anne Arundel CC K-12 Schools Public School Districts & Agencies Baltimore Collegiate, Fusion Academy, Garrison Forest, Jemicy, Gilman, Maryvale, McDonogh, St. Paul’s Schools Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Maryland State Dept. of Ed. • Campus ESP • Classroom Parent • CourseArc • InferCabulary • Lessoncast • Mindprint • Nepris • OgStar Reading • PledgeCents • Prepmagic • Sentence Wheel • SchoolCNXT • Scrible • SmartyPrep • Speak Agent • Steppingblocks • Teachable Moments • TransitioningU • Workbench Strategic Partners Sylvan Learning, Calvert Education, StraighterLine, Allovue, Brookes Publishing, Lea(R)n Platform, Chessiecap “Great event, energy, and turnout. We’ll be back next year.” October 2019
  12. 12. A Closer Look – Innovation Showcase Exhibit >> Present >> Network Exhibit - Tap diverse stakeholders - Direct marketing - Space to ‘publish’ Present - Max 1 hour - 2 min quick pitch - 1 Q&A - Rapid succession Network - Food & drink - Check-in games - Audience voting
  13. 13. School Entrepreneurship Experiences Experiential >> Leadership-Centric >> Team-Focused Experiential Gilman School - Startup Experience - 2 day immersion - Team-Oriented Mentor/Judge Curricular McDonogh School - Eship Course - 3+ weeks - Team-Oriented Mentor/Judge Extra-Curricular Junior Achievement - Company Program - 13 two-hour sessions - Online & site-based Judge/Speaker
  14. 14. A Few Reminders EXHIBIT PRESENT NETWORK
  15. 15. Questions? Towson.edu/VentureCreation FRANK BONSAL III – DIRECTOR TOWSON UNIVERSITY VENTURE CREATION fbonsal@towson.edu

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