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Showcase your new edtech product or service to a highly targeted audience of tech-savvy educators when you take advantage of our two exciting and unique opportunities exclusively for startup* companies — the Edtech StartUp Pavilion and Startup Pitch Fest!

Edtech Startup Pavilion

Conference attendees spend an average of six hours exploring the expo hall. This year, the Edtech Startup* Pavilion will be booming with 42 unique startup companies. The pavilion, Booth #1644 in the expo hall, is located in a high-traffic area that will allow ample room for each startup company to interact and network with conference attendees.

The application deadline for the 2018 Startup Pavilion is now closed. To be added to the prospect list for the 2019 Pavilion, email jjohnston@iste.org.

The application process has now ended.

Cost

2018 Edtech Startup Pavilion Exhibitor Package: $1,800***

Benefits

  • A demonstration pod in the 40' x 50' Edtech Startup Pavilion located in a high-traffic area on the expo hall floor.** The expo hall is open Monday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesday, June 27, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Company name and brief description on the demonstration pod and main pavilion signage.

  • Easy set-up - all you need is a laptop to show your product/service and any literature you would like to hand out.

  • One power drop and one internet drop in the pavilion.

  • Inclusion in ISTE promotion surrounding the pavilion.

  • Company name in the official conference online program and company name, brief description and contact info in the exhibitor interactive floor plan on the conference website.

  • Complimentary full basic conference registration for one (1) company representative as well as exhibit-only passes for up to two (2) additional company representatives.

  • Invitations for up to three (3) company representatives to attend VIP events.

  • Inclusion in a drawing for a one-year ISTE corporate membership, valued at more than $2,000; one membership will be awarded.

Total benefits package is valued at more than $3,500.

*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, pilots, etc.), company revenue and the range of products represented in the pavilion.

**The structure images are preliminary designs of the pavilion and individual demonstration pods and are accurate representations of the space 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.

Applications for the 2018 Startup Pavilion are now closed. To find out about opportunities at the 2019 Startup Pavilion, contact Janis Johnston at jjohnston@iste.org.

Edtech Startup Pitch Fest

This year all voting will be crowd sourced. Pitch Fest videos will be playing on monitors in the Edtech Startup Pavilion and in a high traffic area at the conference. In addition, videos will be available on the ISTE 2018 conference website for both attendees and those #NotatISTE to view and vote for their favorite pitch. Viewers will also be able to provide valuable feedback about the product. The company with the greatest number of votes will be announced the winner.

Pitch Fest prizes

The winner of the 2018 Pitch Fest will receive one (1) complimentary ISTE Corporate Membership, one (1) complimentary 10’ x 10’ exhibit booth space at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Who can apply for the Pitch Fest?

Only companies whose applications have been selected for the Edtech Startup Pavilion are eligible to apply for the Pitch Fest. All companies selected to compete in the Pitch Fest will be required to produce a one-minute video pitch. Specifications will be provided upon acceptance into the competition.


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