As part of our strategy to attract both new and more diverse entrepreneurial talent to the field and connect that talent to the right capital and the right expertise, we participate in select industry events and conferences where we can engage with new audiences, introduce new innovations, and form and facilitate new connections.
In 2019, we have had a presence at the following events.
ASU GSV X, April 8-10, 2019, San Diego, CA
Lines were out the door to attend the first-ever dedicated track to early childhood education and development that we co-hosted with Omidyar Network and Sesame Workshop. See our biggest takeaways and tune in to our recent podcast (iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher) on why the time is ripe for early childhood.
LEGO Idea Conference 2019, April 1-3, 2019, Billund, Denmark
Energy around social entrepreneurship in ECD was palpable with 10 leading ventures on stage and 20 more in attendance, all of whom we partnered with LEGO Foundation to select. Our founder and president, Matt Glickman, also spoke on the state of innovation in ECD particularly around this year’s theme, Unlocking the Power of Parenting.
SXSW EDU, March 4-7, 2019
Although we weren’t there physically, ventures from our inaugural Early Futures class represented us. This year, there was an impressive line-up of early childhood content, covering SEL, mental health, impact investing, and more.