WHEN THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD LISTENS TO YOUR PITCH: Okay, so they didn't serve Dos Equis but the Imagine K12 honchos did manage to invite two extremely interesting guys to listen to pitches by their first cohort of startups: Newark's mayor-with-a-Big-Future-ahead, Cory Booker, and entrepreneur-extraordinaire, Reid Hoffman, spent an evening listening and questioning Imagine K12 startups. (Good reason to apply to the incubator: sweet connections!) EdSurge slipped in, too: what we found interesting were the kinds of questions and points made by the dynamic duo. Concepts that excite Booker: increasing teacher effectiveness, saving money, as well as personalizing learning and teaching kids to set their own goals--when the program address low income students. (Hey, Kalimah, take note!) Priorities: he wanted to hear about where beta trials were going on: are those place geographically near or similar to Jersey?