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#LearnLaunch14: Boston is the Hub of EdTech

Over the weekend, we were at the LearnLaunch Conference at Harvard which hosted educators, entrepreneurs, and edtech advocates from around the country. Boston, home to leaders in technology, education, medicine, (and sports of course!), seems to be bringing all that together in their move forward in edtech. In the midst of a packed house of…

Boston Mayor Walsh Visits LearnLaunch and Gradeable

L to R: Mark Racine, Melissa Dodd, Major Marty Walsh, and John Barros

L to R: Mark Racine, Melissa Dodd, Major Marty Walsh, and John Barros

On February 12, Boston Mayor Walsh visited our home co-working space, LearnLaunch, to learn more about us, our edtech neighbors, and to encourage sustainability of technology in this space and city. He was joined by officials from Boston Public Schools including Chief of Staff Melissa Dodd, Chief Information Officer Mark Racine, and new Chief of Economic Development, John Barros.

Mayor Walsh’s visit, in pictures:

The Gradeable team was ready to talk to Mayor Walsh about how we can help impact student learning in Boston Public Schools—and all students everywhere!

Gradeable power dresses

Here we are in our power dresses

While some of us chatted with guests of LearnLaunch while the mayor was in a LearnLaunch presentation…

Parul with McGraw Hill ed-tech representatives

Parul with McGraw Hill ed-tech representatives

Others couldn’t wait to catch a glimpse!

The mayor!

The mayor!

Parul gives Mayor Walsh the “elevator pitch” of Gradeable. The mayor responded saying that the nuns who graded his work in grade school with red pen definitely didn’t have something like Gradeable.

Gradeable founder Parul Singh explains our grading tool to Mayor Walsh

Gradeable founder Parul Singh explains our grading tool to Mayor Walsh

In his address to LearnLaunch, Mayor Walsh urged technology innovators in this very space to sustain their ideas and business in the city of Boston. He stated that the future of Boston’s growth lay within this very room.

The Boston mayor with LearnLaunch founders

The Boston mayor with LearnLaunch founders

Blog Master Bon personally meets Mayor Walsh.

So excited, she just can't hide it

So excited, she just can’t hide it

Our friend and Listen Edition founder Monica Brady-Myerov poses with the Gradeable apples.

Cool shirt, Monica!

Cool shirt, Monica!

Aaand back to work we go.

This is the startup life

This is the startup life

For more on Mayor Walsh’s visit, see EdTech Times.

EdVestors Education Headliners Breakfast

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/63938391] Last Tuesday, Kattie went to an Education Headliners Breakfast hosted by EdVestors, a philanthropic organization which identifies important practices and brands themselves as a catalyst for change. The Edvestors tagline is “Driving Change in Urban schools” and the breakfast they hosted was to discuss the landscape of edtech challenges of true edtech success…