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U.S. Department of Education Senior Officials to Participate in Listening Session for ED Tech Start-up Ideas


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Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: August 07, 2013 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology and Nadya Dabby, acting assistant deputy secretary in the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will help conduct a listening session with educational technology start-ups at 1776 on Wednesday, Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. 1776 is a business incubator and a community of entrepreneurs with a particular focus on education startups, helping to connect them with the resources they need to excel. Culatta and Dabby will join other education leaders, start-up founders, investors, and freelance developers and designers in a discussion about the need for developers to build tools that leverage data to personalize learning. The discussion will also include feedback from developers on what data and information from the Department would be helpful to spur innovation in the industry.

1776 was founded in January 2013 and serves as a global hub for start-ups tackling major challenges in education, energy, health care, government, and other critical industries. The start-ups receive mentorship, corporate connections, access to capital, media attention, and a pipeline of top talent.


Event 1
Who : Richard Culatta, director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
Nadya Dabby, acting assistant deputy secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Listening Session on Ed Tech start-ups at 1776
When : 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Where : 1776
1133 15th Street, N.W. (15 & L Streets, 12th Floor)
Washington, D.C.
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