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Join us for the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, April 22-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
CFP will open October 1, 2014

Check out the Conference Wrap-up pages from the 2014 conference. 

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Watch the Keynote Address
Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One's Own
Keynoter Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, shares innovations that support the ethos of open environments for online teaching and learning. 

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Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, to deliver Keynote Address

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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

The EdTech Startup Handbook

#et4online #launchpad
Michael Staton (Learn Capital, USA)
Session Information
April 9, 2014 - 10:30am
Innovative Media and Tools
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Emerging Technology (tools or processes)
Institutional Level: 
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Interactive Workshop - 90 minutes
Houston B
Session Duration: 
90 Minutes
Workshop Session 2

This one-of-a-kind opportunity will have you learning with Michael Staton of Learn Capital whose esteemed experiences in education, entrepreneurship, and early-stage investing will be shared with you to fuel the future of your startup.

Extended Abstract


  • This high energy, interactive workshop will incorporate the following topics:
  • Market Themes and Trends
  • Customer Development with Learners and Institutions
  • Blue Ocean and Greenfield Strategy
  • Business Development with Slow Moving Organizations
  • Growth Hacking and User Psychology
  • Orders of Operations and the Law of No
  • Reading the Deal
  • Fundraising in a Misunderstood Environment
  • Common Pitfalls of Startups
Lead Presenter
Michael StatonMichael Staton of Learn Capital, the global leader in early stage investing into education and learning. Michael is the founder and former CEO of Inigral, the pioneer of Social Enrollment Management technology in Higher Education and the first Lifecycle Engagement Platform. For Inigral, Michael secured the first ever venture investment from the Gates Foundation into a private company. Because of his years as a public school teacher and his intuitive understanding of K12 education, Michael served as a Venture Partner and still serves as a Community Advisor to NewSchools Venture Fund’s EdTech Portfolio. Michael was declared a top one hundred innovator by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is on the advisory board of SxSW EDU, the ASU Education Innovation Summit, and the Higher Education Working Group of the American Enterprise Institute and the New America Foundation.