Connect and build with founders, investors, and experts in EdTech

On Deck EdTech (ODEdTech) is a continuous community that brings together founders, operators, and builders to connect, build, and exchange ideas around the future of EdTech.

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Onboarding is done in intimate cohorts every 3 months. Apply by October 23rd to join the next onboarding cohort kicking off on November 6th
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Connect with a community obsessed with reinventing education

Our members are founders, operators and investors working on frontier ideas in education. They come from diverse backgrounds and share a strong spirit of service, a belief that startups can fix education and a desire to build, join, invest in startups to do so.

Ambitious Founders

Build your company from the ground up, grow your network, hire your early team, surrounded by your edtech community.
Maxeme Tuchman
Co-Founder & CEO
Dan Carroll
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Vriti Saraf
Founder & CEO
Chris Bennett
CEO & Co-Founder
Ahmed Haque
CEO
Ray Girn
Founder & CEO
Lauren Pizer
Co-Founder & VP of Learning Experience
Ray Batra
Founder & CEO

Experienced Operators

Understand how to navigate your career as an EdTech operator.
Amy Yamner Jenkins
Head of Schools and Distribution
Shiren Vijiasingam
Chief Product Officer
Jennifer Lee
Chief Growth Officer
Alexander Yu
Senior Director of Student Engagement
Patrick Erker
Enterprise Business Lead
Mike Wang
Head of New Ventures & Learning Experience

Sector Investors

Hone your EdTech investment thesis, develop your value add and build your network
Vinit Sukhija
Partner
Tony Wan
Head of Investor Content
Mercedes Bent
Partner
Julia Stiglitz
Partner
Jomayra Herrera
Partner
Jan Lynn-Matern
Partner

Exchange ideas with the best in EdTech

Join a diverse set of practitioners and thinkers dedicated to building impactful solutions to the biggest challenges in education.

Supportive community

Get the support you need to achieve your goals from a close-knit community of EdTech operators, investors and entrepreneurs.

Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing

Learn how to navigate the evolving education landscape, changing regulations and emerging technologies through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Navigate the EdTech ecosystem supported by intimate masterminds with trusted peers

Growing alone can be tough. The ODEdTech community is a place for confidential, meaningful conversations. You’ll get invaluable support from a network of capable peers who understand the challenges you face and want to see you succeed in reaching your individual goals.

Regular check-ins

Join bi-weekly small group conversations with others who are at similar stages of their EdTech journeys

First-hand advice

Work through your challenges in a supportive environment and get practical tips and guidelines from individuals who’ve been in similar situations

Meaningful connections

Develop deep relationships with talented peers from around the world that will last far beyond your learning groups

Access industry specific content you won’t find anywhere else

Acquire EdTech-specific frameworks, knowledge, and skills via thematic deep dives from experts, live tactical sessions from industry practitioners and an extensive library of content.

Thematic deep-dives from experts

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on variety of in-demand and relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately to your day-to-day

High Signal Sessions With Industry’s Best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests

Ever-growing Library Of Content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
How To Go From $0 to 10M ARR
Ankur Nagpal
Teachable
The Dawn Of The Age Of Global Learning
Deborah Quazzo
GSV Ventures
Rethinking Recruiting For Fortune 500s
Thomas Brunskill
Forage
Reimagining Education Through Gamified Learning
Ana Lorena Fabrega
Synthesis School
The Revolution is Devolution: The Future Of Public Schools
Greg Mauro
Learn Capital
Lifelong Learning Is Not Just A Buzzphrase
Deanna Raineri
Northeastern University

Everything you need to make an impact in EdTech, for years to come

On Deck EdTech is a life-long community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODEdTech Fellowship
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will interview with a member of the ODET Team.
4-Week Onboarding
Welcome aboard! The next 4 weeks is an opportunity to get immersed into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Select a track based on
your goals
Join community mixers and build connections within the EdTech space.

Life-long Community

The onboarding was just the beginning! Once complete, you can officially start benefiting from ongoing access to everything your ODET membership has to offer
Educational tracks designed and led by leaders you know and respect
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Small group and 1:1 mentorship
Curated connections with other members
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Opportunity to explore other options within the On Deck ecosystem

What does a typical month at ODEdTech look like?

Programming for ODET is 2-5 hours per week. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will be there for you.

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Apply to On Deck EdTech

The ODEdtech membership is $2990/year. Payment plans are available.

Founder

Learn the fundamentals of building and growing an EdTech company from the ground up
  • Getting early sales
  • Securing partnerships with schools and institutions
  • The fundraising landscape in EdTech

Operator

Understand how to navigate your career as an EdTech operator
  • Building a career in EdTech
  • Marrying subject learning with emerging technology
  • Choosing your next opportunity

Investor

Hone your EdTech investment thesis, develop your value-add and build your network
  • Identifying early deals
  • Investing in sustainable education solutions
  • Frontier themes in EdTech

In Partnership With

We're excited to partner with Learn Capital to power ODET. Learn Capital focuses on funding entrepreneurs with a vision for better and smarter learning, whether that be through innovative learning content, platforms, or services.

Learning Engineering Modules and Content Supported by

Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, bets early on exceptional people making the world better. 
Its Learning Engineering program seeks to improve educational outcomes by leveraging computing and data to dramatically increase the effectiveness of learning science as a discipline.

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODEdTech, you are probably:

  • A founder building an EdTech startup, actively fundraising/preparing to fundraise or searching for top talent to join your team
  • An EdTech operator (director level plus) looking to network with other professionals, looking for your next role, or looking to find a co-founder for a new company
  • An EdTech investor aiming to hone your investment thesis, access deal flow, and find skilled operators for their portfolio companies
  • Eager to be an active participant and contributor in a growing community, as much of the value of On Deck comes from the network and peer-to-peer connections


What does it cost?

ODEdTech is an annual membership that costs $2990/year. After acceptance, we’ll work with your team to expense some or all of the cost through L&D. Payment options are available.

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.

What is the time commitment?

Between attending sessions, meeting other fellows 1:1, and curated mastermind groups you can expect to spend ~2 hours per week engaging with the program. We recognize that everyone in the program is working full time with busy schedules and a lot of personal commitments so engagement may vary week to week and that’s ok.

We have purposefully structured the program with your busy schedules in mind, allowing for structured content, a speaker series, and more curated small group sessions pairing those with challenges to those who have solved them before. We will also engage asynchronously on Slack. This structure will continue throughout the annual membership.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes. ODEdTech will be run entirely remotely. 

‍Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Membership will remain a remote-first experience.

Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes. ODEdTech will be entirely remote. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent multiple ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

We recommend applying if you are able to attend our events which are between 11am - 2pm ET.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Membership will remain a remote-first experience.

Is there a deadline I need to apply by?

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, you’ll be invited to join the next onboarding cohort. There are currently 3 onboarding cohorts in place per year. The next cohort kicks off on November 6th. To be considered for this cohort, you must apply by October 23rd.

What happens after the first year of membership?

After one year of membership, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership. If you choose not to renew your membership, you will lose access to all On Deck platforms, networks, and content.

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