Edtech startup incubators? That’s so 2010.
That’s the conclusion reached by Barbara (“Bobbi”) Kurshan, a long-time veteran of the education technology world.
Kurshan, a Senior Fellow and Innovation Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has spent decades building edtech enterprises—both for-profit and nonprofit ones. She knows that early stage-stage innovators need support. But she no longer believes that “incubators,” typically 3- to 6-month long programs that aim to launch edtech entrepreneurs, are the most effective way to help these self-starters.