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6/23 State of Edtech Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom))

Epic Events

-PRICE GOES UP SATURDAY 6/20 11:59 PM PDT/ 12:59AM MDT/ 1:59AM CDT/ 2:59AM EDT/ 7:59AM BDT

Are you an Edtech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from a variety of industries with a special interest or tie to Gaming.

This event will have a special focus on Edtech startups, with 3-5 slots reserved for Edtech startups. 

Who Should Apply? 
We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 15 ( Monday 11:59PM PDT) - click here to apply!

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2:00pm PDT - 2:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks

2:05pm PDT - 2:20pm PDT: Panel

2:20pm PDT - 3:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels


  • Jonathan Hua - Investor, Scrum Ventures; Mentor, 500 Startups; Mentor, Alchemist Accelerator; Member, Digital Health Advisory Board, Nex Cubed

    Jonathan is an early stage VC at Scrum Ventures in Silicon Valley who supports, empowers and invests in ambitious founders and globally focused startups helping to build smart societies for a better future. He invests across a wide range of technologies, including AI, robotics/automation, AR/VR, and data/cloud/IOT across key industries such as digital healthcare/wellness, education, food tech, and logistics, among others. On the edtech side, Jonathan manages Scrum's investment in Empowerly, an innovative and personalized college and career counseling platform. 

    Jonathan is part of the 2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30 class, was a speaker at the Forbes Under 30 Summit, and is a member of the NationSwell Council, an exclusive community of service-minded leaders. Previously, Jonathan managed the award-winning THRIVE Accelerator program at SVG Ventures and also hosted/emceed the THRIVE Challenge pitch competitions on global stages such as the Forbes AgTech Summit, PMA Fresh Summit and South By South West (SXSW) to audiences of thousands of people. Growing up, Jonathan spent a decade of time living in Japan and Taiwan and has a BA in History from Rice University and an MBA from the Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management.

  • Phil Tesler - Partner, Investor, AngelSquare, 50 Partners (Impact and Digital accelerator), The Family (accelerator)

Phil Tesler is a serial entrepreneur, board member and impact investor in high-tech companies that address the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges.


Phil is a co-Founder of Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability and Operational Risk Management software and SaaS solutions for large global enterprises.


Phil is an expert at scaling organizations and creating technology and user experiences that enable positive change.


A pioneer of the tech for good movement, Phil is also a partner, investor and board member of startups leading the transition towards a more sustainable world.


  • Pavan Katepalli - Angel Investor; Mentor, 500 Startups; Investor, Advisor, KidzToPros; Former Principal, Coven

    Pavan Katepall has taught data analytics and web development at UC Berkeley Extension, spoke at Bitcoin 2019 with Edward Snowden and Tim Draper, and has worked at ConsenSys as a Blockhain Architect. 

    Previously, he was a very early stage C level executive at Trilogy Education Services. As CLO, he led technology, education and curriculum. Trilogy Education Services was the fastest growing education company in history, and was acquired in 2019 by 2u (NASDAQ: TWOU).

  • Michael E. Spencer - Angel Investor; Chief Executive Officer, Global Expansion Strategies

    Michael E. Spencer is Founder and CEO at Global Expansion Strategies, an international investment and advisory firm that helps early-stage education technology companies expand internationally. He is a former co-founder & CEO of ASSIST Education, senior director of international business at K12 and senior vice president of The American Education Corporation. An edtech industry veteran, he has been president and founder of One2OneMate and vice president and co-founder of QuickPAD Technology Corporation and H45 Technology. At these and other award-winning Silicon Valley startups, he has led aggressive domestic and international expansions. He writes the Smart Schools column for EdTech Digest.



Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events