Workshops and Speaker Series
Introduction to Promise Monthly Meet-up
Want to learn more about Promise Venture Studio? Want to learn more about how you can participate in and contribute to a wider ECD community? In this virtual meet up, our team will share our vision and the resources and supports available at Promise. Whether you’re an existing entrepreneur, a new one seeding an idea, a senior leader in a high-impact organization, or an expert in the field, join us!
RSVP for one of our upcoming sessions:
Clarifying and Communicating Your Vision: The Promise Venture Framework
In this hour-long virtual workshop we'll introduce the Promise Venture Framework, which is designed to help entrepreneurs with (1) internally clarifying your thinking about your venture and (2) communicating your vision externally. This workshop is appropriate to early stage and growth stage ventures, both for profit and non-profit.
RSVP for this workshop:
The Science of ECD Workshop
with Susan Crowley from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
This is a practical and informative workshop that will cover the key principles of the science of early childhood development and invite you to apply them to your venture.
RSVP for one of the upcoming workshops:
Ashley Beckner, Venture Partner in Education, Omidyar Network
Ashley Beckner is a venture partner at Omidyar Network where she focuses on the firm’s US education strategy and investments. In this session, Ashley will share insights and opportunities for early childhood ventures from an impact investor's perspective.
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm that funds for-profit and nonprofit ventures, and within their US education work are focused on increasing kindergarten readiness in the US.
RSVP to attend: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Value Proposition 101 Workshop
with Michael Dougherty, Partner at Promise Venture Studio
This workshop will help you clearly communicate your product or service in a way that directly - and more quickly - resonates with your customers, partners, and users (potential or existing). It will be hands-on and engaging, including exercises that you’ll share with the group.
RSVP for this workshop: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Michael Levine, Chief Knowledge Officer, Sesame Workshop
Michael H. Levine, a child development, early learning and social policy expert, is Chief Knowledge Officer of Sesame Workshop, the global non-profit media organization devoted to promoting the education and healthy development of children. Dr. Levine is a member of the senior executive team and responsible for driving organization-wide learning, educational partnerships, knowledge exchange, and policy leadership. Dr. Levine is also the Founding Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a pioneering thought leader in the digital media and learning field.
RSVP to attend: Monday, May 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
How to Market and Sell to Early Childcare Centers:
The Differences Between the 5 Largest ECE Segments, plus Attracting Resellers and Channel Partners
with Tim O’Connor, SVP of Marketing at Excelligence
In this hour-long virtual workshop we'll introduce key differences and opportunities on marketing and selling your venture’s product and services to each of the 5 largest segments of ECE Centers (Corporate Chains, Independents, Faith Based, Head Starts, and Publics), plus tips on attracting Resellers and Channel Partners. This workshop is appropriate to early stage and growth stage ventures, both for profit and non-profit, that have products and services that ECE Centers purchase.
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