The reason why we have so much fun working at Timbuktu is that we love, love, love hacking education. We love experimenting new strategies to learn, and we love to exchange insights and best practices.
We will receive feedback from people such as Robert Scoble, Alan Louie of Imagine K-12, Christine Tsai of 500 Startups, Wesley Chan of Google Ventures, and Ted Maidenberg of the Social+Capital Partnership. And, we are very excited because a group of tech-savvy kids will be part of the jury!
Along with the presentations of the 30 startups selected (out of more than 300 applicants) there will be two great keynotes: one by Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and the other one by Marshall Tuck, CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, a great project aimed at using technology to help L.A. lowest performing schools.
We can’t wait to meet all these amazing people that stand for the future of education as a mutual process of understanding and an engine of social change. Also, our pitch at the Launch Conference will be the first official presentation of the new features coming up with the next release of Timbuktu, so… stay tuned!