Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Incubator

SIEL INCUBATOR

We partnered with Teach For America – Miami Dade to empower the next generation of edtech entrepreneurs working to address systemic inequities and challenges in our education system. As a participant in the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Incubator, you learn how to go from idea to prototype and will create a prototype (no coding required) that you can use to get feedback on. No tech experience required 🙂

Ideal candidates for the program have ideas on ways we can solve some of our biggest challenges in education through technology.

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Our SIEL Cohorts have been made up of educators from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward, and Palm Beach. The problems they were passionate about solving ranged from improved access to eye-care and glasses for students in need to electronic hall passes to increase safety and improved communication for students who leave the room.

Our educators presented their solutions to a room full of engaged and enthusiastic supporters. Panelists from our pitch night represented the venture capital community, a multi-million dollar edtech platform, and a school district representatives from the area of student achievement.

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The program includes an online curriculum and virtual experience covering the following areas:

  • Design Thinking – design solutions to complex problems using research backed techniques.
  • User Testing – learn directly from your intended users and customers.
  • Scaling Lean – grow and expand your impact with little to no capital.
  • Pitch Coaching – develop a compelling business pitch to present to stakeholders and/or investors.

When does the next cohort start?

The next cohort – Cohort 2020 – begins on Tuesday, June 23rd 2020 and will meet online on Tuesday’s from 6-8pm with 2-3 hours of ‘homework’ to do each week.

How long does the program last?

The program goes from June 23rd thru July 30th and culminates in a virtual pitch night with panelists that include investors, administration, and other educators and entrepreneurs.

S.I.E.L. Impact

8
Schools

6,256
Students

88% students
free or reduced lunch

Past Participants

George Caesar
B&G Smoothies

Maeva Renaud
The People’s Cafe

Theodore Swett and Natalia Montero
Village App

Meet our past cohorts

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