Join us for a fireside chat with Clarence Tan and Edna Martinson (Co-Founders of Boddle Learning) on April 27th at 36 Degrees North. We will hear their stories and lessons learned building an education tech company that boosts engagement & motivation in grades K-6. Drinks will be provided as well as light appetizers, courtesy of Indigo Technology. Bring questions for Q&A.
Topics we will cover:
- Challenges in the post-pandemic Education Technology Industry
- Making PR your superpower
- Choosing the right mentors
- How to avoid falling into venture capital traps
- Nailing the pitch
- Working with a spouse/significant other
Where: In person at 36 Degrees North | Event will also likely be live-streamed here (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=507564824766084)
When: Thursday, April 27, 5:30 - 7:30 PM CST
What is Startup Grind: Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections, and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
About the Guests
Clarence Tan is a co-founder of Boddle Learning — a kids gaming platform that makes learning seriously fun both in and outside the classroom that is used by over 4 million kids. Clarence has more than 10 years of experience designing games and UI/UX in the kids and learning space, and is also a speaker on classroom gamification at educational conferences such as ISTE, KCPT(PBS), SXSWEDU, and LearnFest. He has dedicated his work to creating engaging experiences that improve student outcomes in the K-12 space.
Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Edna came to the US to pursue her Bachelors of Science in International Business at the age of 16. She is also a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 Recipient in Education, and holds an MBA from the University of Missouri— Kansas City. Prior to starting Boddle, she worked in operations, marketing, and market analysis in industries spanning edtech, commercial real estate and higher education. Edna has always been a big believer in the importance of education and a solid foundation at a young age, and this passion to help young kids succeed academically has fueled her passion for the edtech space.