Future Focus Forums from EdTech Digest bring edtech firms in front of high-level school district technology leaders and are the most effective way to get accurate feedback on new and existing products. At length and in-depth tailor-made panels increase quality of product, ensure marketing resonance—and through structured understanding of current issues and challenges, drive growth and expansion.
The service sits edtech companies across the table from veteran and working CTOs, CIOs, Directors of Technology, and instruction heads who address product functionality, funding, marketing approaches, current issues and challenges, and other questions at length and in-depth; a customized agenda is established prior to the 2 1/2 hour private panel. Networking lunches and dinner activities are also included. Companies take away a transcript and summarized report on key findings of the panel, and a follow-up meeting provides recommendations moving forward.
TIME TO FOCUS.
“A group of the nation’s top school district technology leaders approached me to re-boot a past successful service for edtech companies. In essence, it was a long-form product-and- marketing-focused private panel with a structured agenda moderated by seasoned pros, delivering golden-nugget advice,” said Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest and Executive Producer of the forums. “These uniquely structured panels are a once-in-a-generation opportunity for edtech founders/CEOs, product leads, and marketing leads,” said Rivero.
“Whether you’re an edtech startup or an established company with a new or existing product—you need to be in front of these people,” said Dr. Sheryl Abshire, F3 Program Coordinator and former CTO, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools.
“The focus and structure of these meetings were a key reason for the success, growth, and continued expansion for some of the leading products in edtech,” said Michael Flood, F3 Corporate Advisor, former member of CoSN’s Board of Directors, and former GM and SVP at Kajeet, where he led growth from startup mode to $100M+ in revenue serving thousands of school districts, libraries, colleges, universities, and public sector agencies across the US and Canada.
FILLING AN UNMET MARKET NEED
BY POPULAR DEMAND FROM SCHOOL LEADERS: LIVE & IN-PERSON PRODUCT & MARKETING PANELS + NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
From post-pandemic learning to depletion of ESSER funding to the arrival of AI in education and a brave new next, we’ve been through quite a bit.
So where are we at now?
After a pandemic frenzy and a glut of solutions, we’re beginning to see a consolidation of resources, and a more careful evidence-based review of what’s really working.
TIME TO FOCUS
Face-to-face. Nothing can fully replace it, not even virtual. You need to sit across the table from the exact right people, the ones who can tell you what are the key areas you need to focus on that will make you most effective. And you need a structured, efficient, and productive way to do it.
RETURN ON YOUR TIME
Before you even set foot in the meeting, we help you hammer out exactly what it is you need and want. On site, your panel is chaired by a punctual, organized leader who ensures an even, structured conversation. Post-event, you take away an audio recording and a summarized report on key findings of the panel. And you get a follow-up consultation to look at recommendations for the coming year.
MOST EFFECTIVE WAY
Every firm is driven by sales—but to get sales, you need a high-quality product that meets your customers goals. We have the most effective way to get accurate feedback on new and existing products. School leaders themselves demanded these panels to fill an unmet need in the market for practical, tactical product-and- marketing-focused feedback forums.
ceo/founder + product lead + marketing lead
edtech startups & established companies:
Every firm is driven by sales—but to get sales, you need a high-quality product that meets your customers’ goals.
Our customized panels (focus groups) with C-level education decision-makers provide edtech firms with invaluable feedback to develop, vet and provide input on products that are driven by customer needs.
We have the most effective way to get accurate feedback on new products.
There is a vital need for integrated validation of product quality, marketing, and sales processes in the K-12 education market as it shifts to digital. F3 provides invaluable insight into creating best-of-breed products.
Achieve a significant ROI from your participation in Future Focus Forums.
Customized panels (focus groups) with C-level education decision-makers provide edtech firms with invaluable feedbackto develop, vet and provide input on products that are driven by customer needs.
FUTURE FOCUS FORUMS
INVALUABLE PRODUCT FEEDBACK FROM TOP-LEVEL DECISION MAKERS IN K-12
- build an agenda of questions you want answered by leading decision makers
- 2.5 hours focused feedback with your own private panel (signed NDA)
- a networking lunch and networking dinner
- a focus group audio report on key findings of the panel and
- a follow-up meeting to look at recommendations for the coming year
EDTECH DIGEST presents
FUTURE FOCUS FORUMS
for edtech startups & established companies