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August 2017

Surfing the Coding Wave — or Not?

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street Floor 2
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Digital technologies are driving innovation across all fields and markets, from the sciences to the arts - across all careers, from medical to mechanics. The “computer science for all” movement is helping to equip students with the computational skills that will prepare them for the 21st-century labor market. New standards for computer science and technical literacy have been introduced, new coding products and services abound, and educators are looking for ways to incorporate this learning. There is a debate about…

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September 2017

Forming Your Edtech Company

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The idea of creating a legal structure for an edtech organization can send many innovators running for the hills. However, it is something that every edtech entrepreneur must face, because it can affect your ability to manage the company. find and retain talented people, and attract funders. During this session, participants will: Explore the differences between 501c3, C Corps, LLCs and Benefits Corps Evaluate the impact of a legal structure on funding options Examine what the next steps are after forming…

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Accounting and Tax 101: Traps for the Unwary Edtech Company

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You've decided to take the leap into the edtech startup space, and it's time to get your accounting structure in place. As you start off, it's important to define what kind of entity you want to be, what products (like Stock-it) might be able to help you - or bite you - when it comes to accounting and taxes, and understand what it means to have qualified small business stock or other stocks. If you are lost already or need…

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Incorporating Your Edtech Company Date: September 12, 2017

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Launching a product/service, having more than one founder, building credit, a desire to be acquired, being approached by VCs, seeking funds and even a desire to invest back in an edtech company are just some of the reasons to incorporate. No matter if you are in a strong U.S. market - like Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Boston or in the international market - it is important to understand the legal ramifications in launching here versus there, and why it…

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Privacy, Bidding and Contracting with Schools

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the last five years, there was a lot of legislative movement in relation to protecting student data privacy. Nearly 400 privacy bills have been considered, and 70 have become law. These laws have created a more complex environment for edtech companies and the school's with which they contract. In this session, participants will: Discuss the importance of a Privacy Policy (and how to craft and read one) Consider the privacy practices that startups should adopt at any early stage…

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