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:

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time


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:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time


The Science of ECD Workshop

with Susan Crowley from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The science of early childhood development (ECD) is complicated, but the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has done the hard work of distilling decades of research down to three design principles for improving outcomes for children and families.

In this practical and informative workshop, we will introduce the key principles of the science of ECD and invite you to apply them to your venture.

RSVP for this workshop:

Monday, June 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time


Featured Speaker

Michael Levine, Chief Knowledge Officer, Sesame Workshop

How does Sesame Workshop and its subsidiary, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, develop “break-the-mold” field-shaping initiatives? In this virtual fireside chat, Michael Levine will talk with Promise founder Matt Glickman about the Workshop's top priorities, including new media production, research, policy and global social impact efforts. Michael will highlight areas where new ventures and innovators can benefit from Sesame's expertise, and highlight examples of successful partnerships. 

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.

RSVP for this workshop:

Wednesday, June 19, 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.

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Stories from the Early Childhood Field

with Kai-leé Berke, CEO and Jonah Stuart, Chief Policy & Government Relations Officer at Teaching Strategies

For 40 years, Teaching Strategies has provided early childhood educators with innovative, effective resources that empower and inspire them as they teach and care for our youngest learners during the critical, formative years from birth through third grade. Teaching Strategies curricula and assessments are used in public and private schools, childcare centers, and Head Start programs across the US.  

In this hour-long virtual workshop, Teaching Strategies CEO Kai-leé Berke and Chief Policy & Government Relations Officer Jonah Stuart will introduce the key differentiators of this customer base versus other sectors of the education space and how to best work within these systems both from a business and policy perspective. This workshop is appropriate to the whole community of entrepreneurs.

RSVP for this workshop:

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time