Start-up opportunities

Showcase your new product or service at ISTE 2017

ISTE is welcoming start-ups to its show floor with two exciting and unique opportunities exclusively for start-up* companies — the Edtech Start-Up Pavilion and the Start-Up Pitch Fest!

ISTE 2017 is the premier venue for showcasing edtech products and services to a highly targeted audience of tech-savvy educators and education leaders. Our expansive expo hall will put your innovative ideas on full display before more than 15,000 educators, 5,000 edtech industry representatives, venture capitalists, government officials and other leaders in the education market.

Edtech start-up pavilion

Conference attendees spend an average of six hours exploring the expo hall. This year, the Edtech Start-Up* Pavilion will be booming with 42 unique start-up companies. The pavilion, Booth #2132 in the expo hall, is located in a high-traffic area that provides ample room for start-ups to interact and network with conference attendees.

Pavilion features and benefits

  • Demonstration pod in the 40' x 50' Start-Up Pavilion located in a high-traffic area on the expo hall floor.** The expo hall will be open Monday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., and Wednesday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Easy set-up – all you need is a laptop to show your product/services and any collateral you’d like to hand out.
  • Company name, logo and brief description on the demonstration pod; name and logo on the main pavilion structure.
  • One hardwire internet drop and power drop.
  • Descriptive listing (50 words) in ISTE’s online exhibitor search tool and the conference mobile app.
  • One complimentary full-conference registration and two exhibits-only passes.
  • Invitations for up to two company representatives to VIP event(s).
  • Inclusion in ISTE social media outreach, traditional marketing and PR promotions related to the pavilion.
  • Inclusion in a drawing for a one-year ISTE Corporate Membership ($2,000 value). One membership will be awarded.


Start-Up Exhibitor Package: $1,000***.

Total package is valued at more than $3,000.

*ISTE will determine each company’s eligibility for a space in the pavilion based on criteria established by ISTE that includes, but is not limited to, number of employees, years in existence, market status (pre-launch, pilot, etc.), company revenue and the range of products represented in the pavilion.

**Structure images are preliminary designs of the pavilion and individual demonstration pods and are accurate representations at this time. Final designs of the overall pavilion and/or demonstration pods may differ.

***Payment is required at time of space reservation confirmation. The fee is nonrefundable.

To secure a spot in the Start-Up Pavilion, or if you have questions, please contact: Angela Price, 703-672-5943.

Edtech start-up pitch fest

ISTE is proud to present the fourth annual Edtech Start-Up Pitch Fest at ISTE 2017.

The Pitch Fest features rapid-fire presentations by selected start-up companies who participate in two preliminary rounds to earn the right to advance to the finals. Start-up Pavilion companies are not required to participate in the Pitch Fest, nor are they guaranteed an opportunity to participate. Pitch Fest participants are not required to have a space in the Start-Up Pavilion.

Pitch Fest details and application procedures will be announced in February 2017.

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017