4.0 Schools: 2015 Launch Pitch Night NYC

New York, NY - Jan 22 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Price: Free

Twice a year, we gather together to launch new ventures into the world. Join us for our 10th Launch Cohort’s pitch night, where they will showcase new ventures and school models before they go to market.

The Teams

ClassTracks (Baltimore, MD) Founded by Lida Zlatic & Thierry Uwilingiyimana: A learning and assessment platform for foreign language students, with lesson planning tools and a data dashboard for the teachers.

NOLA Micro School (New Orleans, LA) Founded by Kim Gibson & Oskie Creech: An environment where children have the agency to design their own educational path while having a “porous wall” relationship with the world.

Renaissance Global Liberation Academy (Houston, TX)Founded by Anthony Wilson: An urban boarding school that redefines education for all students as global engagement and service.

NOLA A-TEAMS (New Orleans, LA) Founded by Bahiy Watson:A community-centered, project-based learning model that increases the representation of African-American boys in STEM fields.

Change: the Game (San Francisco) Founded by Libby Falck: A mobile game that teaches high school students 21st century skills by guiding learners through innovation challenges (design, tech and entrepreneurship) of increasing difficulty, tailored to their interests and location.

Yenko (New York City, NY) Founded by Margo Wright: A mobile app for college students to set smart grade goals, prioritize school activities with an assignment calendar, track progress and receive notifications that drive behavior.

*blink blink* (New York City, NY) Founded by Nicole Messier & Joselyn McDonald: A service that introduces middle and high school girls to STEM fields through simple toolkits and soft-circuits with conductive threads and fabrics in coordination with electronic elements.

SmartCoos (West Palm Beach, FL) Founded Mirta Desir & Harold Jean-Louis: A platform of animated books, language videos, and a live tutor in the learning languages for parents and early educators to help young children utilize their ability to easily acquire multiple languages.

Young Scholars (New Orleans, LA) Founded by Ty Salvant: A 2-day hybrid program to support homeschooling families through a curriculum focused on support, accountability and community.

The Judges

Wiley CerilliVenture Partner @FirstRound and former @SinglePlatform(acquired by @ConstantContact) & @Seamless (acquired by@Aramark).

Leah GilliamDirector of Hive NYC @mozilla, a city-wide lab of educators and techies changing the learning landscape—one hack at a time.

Dr. Adam D. FriedSuperintendent of the Harrington Park School District in NJ. Expertise includes development of education technology and curriculum development, with focus on community involvement and leading with pedagogy through research based evaluation model for teachers.

4.0 Schools: 2015 Launch Pitch Night NYC

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