Questions Every Education Entrepreneur Must Answer

edtech startups

Questions Every Education Entrepreneur Must Answer

David Havens on edSurge published a list of questions, 51 to be exact, every edtech entrepreneur must answer as they launch their products for the educational sphere.  Havens explains:

“For entrepreneurs–from whom pitching is inevitable–these questions offer valuable insights into the priorities and perspectives of educators and business leaders on edtech.”

Some of the questions from the educator’s (administrator, teacher) perspective:

“How do you see a teacher using your product in the classroom? Help me understand how a teacher would use this.”

“Does your product track time on task?”

“Can you explain how the students collaborate? Can a teacher modify the student created content before it gets shared?”

“Is this something a student can use at home?”

“How do you train the teachers to use the system? How long does it take for a teacher to become proficient?”

“There are a ton of edtech products being created, why would this be a good one for schools to invest in?”

There are also important questions from business leaders (venture capital):

“Do you have any concerns about privacy?”

“How do you ensure quality of content?”

“Where are your content creators based and how do they get paid?”

“What stops other companies from entering your field if your method becomes a hit?”

“How do you make money?”

“Who owns the digital rights?”

“If you prioritize your goals, what would you do right now and what would you leave to the future?”

Read the rest of the story here.

Rodney Marshall

Rodney J. Marshall, Ed.D., is Editor-in-Chief of Confluence Courseware, LLC.

No Comments

Post A Comment