There’s a lot of noise today about entrepreneurs and investors getting involved in education technology, much more than we’ve ever heard.
This is a good thing. But we’re also convinced that most of today’s new ed-tech startups will fail and that a lot of investor money will be lost when they do. In part, that’s just how it goes in entrepreneurial endeavors. Creative destruction involves destruction of entrenched players and interests but also of many new entrants as we try to make change.
Given the stakes however, we wanted to publish a guide for ed-tech entrepreneurs and investors based on our experiences over the last 7 years in building and growing a successful, large ed-tech platform. In particular, we wanted to put down in writing what it means to us to succeed in this market and how to pursue that kind of success.
We’ve gotten so much out of building Wikispaces, and we hope that many more entrepreneurs have the kind of experience we’ve had. In particular the ongoing conversations we’ve had with all the teachers who have been part of our journey have been both the mechanism behind, and a crucial part of, all of our success.
We welcome your feedback and comment.
Read the full guide then come back here to discuss.