Customer Discovery and Empathy in Education Workshop

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Customer Discovery and Empathy in Education Workshop

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

General Assembly
225 Bush Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

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Customer Discovery and Empathy in Education Workshop

Successful edtech startups/problem solvers all have one thing in common: they understand their users' needs and are constantly adapting to meet them. During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn tips and tricks for interviewing a potential user in education and mapping out their needs.

Thanks to General Assembly for hosting us! Limited space available, so please register only if you can attend.

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6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Get set up for the evening and get to know your fellow participants

7:30 pm
Content Starts
Learn something new and take it all in!

8:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave


Jeff Scheur
CEO & Founder, NoRedInk

After teaching high school English for 8 years and grading 15,000 papers, Jeff created NoRedInk to help his students improve their grammar and writing skills. A National Board Certified Teacher, former debate director, and speaker on education innovation, he is intent on improving the feedback loop in classrooms and empowering students to become skilled, creative, and confident writers.

Kate Whiting
CEO @ Educents

Kate is the co-founder and CEO of Educents, the first and only deal marketplace for affordable, high quality educational resources. Although she began her career in education marketing 10 years ago, her entrepreneurial spirit eventually led her to co-found Educents in 2013. The mission behind Educents is to provide teachers, parents and homeschoolers with access to affordable, high quality educational resources. In just one year, Educents has saved educators over $13 million and is used in over 73 different countries (and growing). Educents is part of the ImagineK12 accelerator, and has received an undisclosed amount of funding to help reach more educators with their platform.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Customer Discovery and Empathy in Education Workshop team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend San Francisco is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Chris Chang
Program Manager, Techstars Adelaide

Chris is the Project Manager for Pilot Programs at Techstars, guiding new products through the introductory phases of the product's lifecycle. This role works closely with cross-functional teams across the business to create and deliver on detailed project plans, driving on-time strategic objectives and pilot execution.

Previously, Chris was the Program Manager for Techstars Adelaide, the first Techstars accelerator in the APAC-region, focusing on startups advancing innovative applications in IoT, big data, sensors and robotics.

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