Upcoming Event

Don’t Miss this Valuable Opportunity to watch five K-12 startups present to three School Superintendents.

This is a special invitation for you, an educational leader in the New York metropolitan area, to attend an exclusive EdTech Event in New York City. You will have the opportunity to see five K-12 startups present their companies to three School District Superintendents in a “SharkTank” like setting. You will have the opportunity to network with the company leaders and investors involved in producing these “next generation” products. There is no cost to attend this event, we just ask that you RSVP by clicking the “I will attend” link so sufficient materials, refreshments, etc. will be available at the venue.

Monday, Dec, 3, 2018
8.30 AM to 12 noon

Venue:  White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900, New York, NY 10036, USA 


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8.30 – 9:00 am     Networking & Refreshments
9:00 –  9:15 am     Introductions, Lori S. Smith, Partner, White and Williams LLP
9:15 – 11:00 am   Presentations
Presentations by:
Karen Vaites, Chief Strategy Officer, Open Up Resources
Seth Haberman, CEO, Sense Network
Meghan Davis, CMO,  GoEnnounce
Carol Barash, CEO & Founder, Story2
Kurt Allen, Vice President Sales, 3DBear
Henry Wellington, CEO & Founder, Upbeat
11:00 am – 12 noon Networking

Hosted By:

Lori S. Smith – White and Williams

Lori co-chairs the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Food and Beverage Groups. Lori’s practice focuses on representation of foreign and domestic companies from formation and early and growth stage companies to multi-national public companies, as well as angel, venture capital and private equity investors. Her practice spans diverse industries including, technology, media, fashion and textiles, financial services, food and beverage, sports, specialty chemicals, insurance, healthcare and digital health. Lori has more than 30 years of experience handling corporate and commercial transactional work for her clients, as well as acting as outside general counsel managing all of their other ongoing legal needs. She has significant experience representing emerging technology companies and venture capital and angel investors in connection with early and growth stage financings and strategic transactions.  

School Superintendent Panel:

Dr. Bill Heidenreich, Valley Stream Central High School District
Dr. Michael P. Nagler, Mineola Union Free School District
Dr. Edward A. Salina, Jr., Plainedge Union Free School District

Presenting Companies:

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Open Up Resources 

Open Up Resources began as the K-12 OER Collaborative, a 13-state initiative to address quality gaps in the curriculum market.

We partnered with leading math and ELA experts to design the very best standards-aligned core programs.

We provide our superb curricula to districts at no cost by publishing them as Open Educational Resources.

When schools and districts adopt our free curricula, we provide opportunities to reinvest the savings in essential supports, from professional development to printed materials.


Sense Network

Sense lets educators virtually review and analyze every student’s work, regardless of how many students there are.  The future of education lies in preserving the learning dynamics of a small class, while accommodating massively more students.  With Sense, students receive the personal feedback they need to flourish.  Teachers deliver assessments that are precise, unbiased and fast.  Educators continuously gain insights into what students understand so they can improve their course.  Administrators maintain standards of excellence while growing revenue.  Courses improve.  Outcomes improve.  Everyone wins. 


GoEnnounce is an ongoing, student centric learner profile tool, which replaces paper binders. Schools & districts license a student’s own URL, that stays with the child year after year (k-12). Using GoEnnounce, educators, administrators, and parents now have a quick and easy, interactive, assessment tool to understand the “whole child”, in all areas ranging from academic progression, planning future goals, and extra-curricular participation. Through a tagging feature, educators can sort a child’s portfolio specific to a certain subject matter and quickly measure progression and mastery using the student’s own reflection skills. The GoEnnounce Digital Portfolio is also used in schools to teach important 21st Century Skills and is integrated with digital citizenship education. We offer a 3-6th grade teacher led digital citizenship curriculum, a 7-12th grade teacher led digital citizenship curriculum, and an online course for secondary students to become certified in Digital Citizenship. 

Story2 is revolutionizing communication through the neuroscience of storytelling, making it possible for everyone to speak and write powerfully. 78% of high school graduates and 42% of college graduates lack fundamental writing skills. Most of the writing students practice in schools is not the collaborative, problem-solving based communication required in the workforce and in our increasingly complex world.

Beginning with high stakes communications, such as college admission essays and job interviews, Story2 teaches young people how to research their audience, find stories from their past that make a case for their future success, and use the structure of story as a bridge from what they have already done to what they want to do in the future.


3DBear is an edtech company built on world class Finnish principles. Unleash the creativity of students with the free 3DBear AR app! You can do 3D design in augmented reality as easily as Snapchat without the bottlenecks of 3D printing. Download the app and test it out! 3DBear AR app helps your students to express their creativity, no matter what their skillsets are. 3DBear offices are located in Helsinki, Finland (HQ) and NYC, US.

Upbeat transforms the way K-12 school districts measure teacher engagement. Upbeat’s software enables district and school leaders to understand and improve teacher retention. Schools across the United States are partnering with Upbeat to strengthen employee engagement, teacher satisfaction and retention through Upbeat’s clear analytics and strategic insight which create work environments that teachers deserve.


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Organized by:

Saddlerock Advisors
Registration subject to verification of credentials. We do not accept registrations from individuals or companies that we deem to offer competitive services.

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