EdTech Innovation Clusters
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room Chess
The global EdTech market keeps growing and national EdTech clusters, Hubs and Alliances are key in offering support to start-ups in this complex ecosystem. How do they define and re-enforce their core mission? How do they represent the interests of diverse members - and who are their key partners and supporters? This Panel with leaders in the field will discuss opportunities for more international exchange, good practices, possibilities for future growth and more.
Maria Zoey Sommer
Maria Zoey Sommer was an entrepreneur 2005-2010 and then part of other startups, before she started teaching entrepreneurship within the Bachelor’s Degree Program Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business Academy in August 2015, using the highly acknowledged framework from MIT “Disciplined Entrepreneurship – 24 Steps to a Successful Startup” by Bill Aulet. It is the framework Maria wish she had had, when she started her own company, and she is thus on a mission of bringing the method to as many entrepreneurs as possible to help increasing the number of startups that will succeed.
Maria is also project manager of "Data driven business development in Startups", with focus on helping startups scale.
Maria is very critical to the market validation, because startups have a tendency of launching based on very little confirmation from the market.
Oslo EdTech Cluster, Norway
Hege Tollerud is the CEO of Oslo Edtech Cluster - a business network supporting development, commercialisation and export of Norwegian learning technologies. Norwegian edtech is growing fast and is enjoying a good reputation internationally. Through joining forces and pulling together it works to help making Norwegian and Nordic edtech among the best and most competitive in the world.