Breaking into Boston EdTech

Date: January 31-February 02, 2018
Venue: Hynes Convention Center
Location: Massachusetts, Boston, United States of America
Target Audience: Start-ups and scale-ups in EdTech from Canada that are actively looking into expansion or business opportunities in Boston. Furthermore, universities/research institutions and other corporations/organizations interested in exploring collaborations/partnerships with US EdTech partners.
Sector: Information and Communications Technologies

Massachusetts provides a solid base for Edtech innovation. Today there are 53 institutions of higher education in the greater Boston area alone and 125 degree granting higher education institutions in the state, in addition to the University of Massachusetts system.  Roughly 300 Edtech and learning-oriented start-ups are based in the Boston area alone. Public schools in the state serve as ideal pilot sites due in part to being ranked as one of only 14 states that have extensive and up-to-date state education technology plans.

The 2018 LearnLaunch across Boundaries Conference (February 1st -2nd), which is now in its 6th year, serves as a general mean of unifying the global EdTech community in the Greater Boston area. It will be attended by educators, entrepreneurs, investors, education administrators, education companies, and technology innovators. This is the place where companies are able to showcase their technology and products, as well as use the space to meet with potential customers and/or collaborators.

On the margins of the conference, an intensive program will be organized to immerse Canadian organizations to the US EdTech market with a workshop on go-to-market strategies, EdTech visits in Boston, targeted B2B meetings, and networking opportunities.

Register here

Registration deadline: January 7, 2018

Why your organization should participate:

  • Compare your product/service with international competitors
  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Seminar
  • Site visits

The Trade Commissioner, Sophie Cerny , specializes in the EdTech sector for the New England market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.