We all know that technology is influencing the future. From easier ways to communicate to money-saving software – technology is surrounding every part of our everyday lives, including education. Just recently here in Indianapolis, edTech startup Mimir was acquired by Silicon Valley based HackerRank— a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. No doubt, “ed tech” is starting to make big moves to create major headlines.
That’s why on today’s episode, we’ll be speaking with Jaime Martinez. Jaime started his entrepreneurial career after graduating from Arizona State University and started out as a teacher for Teach For America. He has consulted and worked with numerous companies with a strong focus on student education And is now the Founder and CEO of the Phoenix-based EdTech company Schola. Schola is an educational technology company that’s focused on streamlining the recruitment and enrollment process for all public and private Pre-K through 12 schools.
In this episode Jaime shares his experiences through education and how it has inspired and led him into the realm of education technology. Along with Jaime’s thoughts on the evolving influences of education and how his company Schola is changing the way parents and schools are enrolling students for their educational future. Tune in for more!
In this episode with Jaime Martinez, you’ll learn:
- Jaime’s experience in education and entrepreneurship
- About the Ed-tech ecosystem in Phoenix, Arizona
- Advice on best ways to raise capital as an Ed Tech startup
- How Schola is disrupting the education industry and its vision for the future
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Jaime Martinez quotes from this episode of Igniting Startups:
“I was never really trying to go after entrepreneurship. It’s something I just kind of fell into…” — @jaimemrt10 on @PowderkegCo
“I just kept coming back to, you know, it’s unfair that as a teacher, I was making 24k but as a consultant, I was making over 10k a month. It’s, you know, there’s a disparity, and there’s way too much money being spent on marketing, on mailers and billboards and intangible items that are not going to benefit a child’s education.” — @jaimemrt10 on @PowderkegCo
“Education as a sector in general. It’s only you know, it goes hand in hand with healthcare. At the national level, trillions of dollars have been spent on education. So it’s a it’s a huge sector that has had a lot of wins recently. And it’s just a wide open opportunity for a lot of companies and investors to really take a good hard look into education.” — @jaimemrt10 on @PowderkegCo
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