Develop new solutions to deliver education

BTV Ignite will participate in this year's US Ignite series of "Reverse Pitch" Competitions.   Digital solution developers are invited to compete for $30,000 in cash grants to demonstrate innovative ways high-bandwidth ideas can help deliver education - in Burlington, across our state, and by linking our students with national communities and resources.

About the Reverse Pitch

Application ideas from the launch event

Launch Event - May 4, 4pm-7:30 - RSVP Here

NEW: Event logistics - parking, directions, agenda, PIZZA!

NEW: LIVESTREAM LINK!

BTV Ignite will participate in this year's US Ignite series of "Reverse Pitch" Competitions.   Digital solution developers are invited to compete for $30,000 in cash grants to demonstrate innovative ways high-bandwidth ideas can help deliver education - in Burlington, across our state, and by linking our students with national communities and resources.   

See the full press release for more details.  

The Reverse Pitch launch event will be May 4, 4pm-7:30pm, at the University of Vermont (Larner College of Medicine) in Burlington.  Developers and teams will have the chance to present their ideas at a follow-up event in June (with $2,000 grants for the top 5 ideas) and, this fall, the top two proof of concept solutions will be eligible for grants of $10,000 each.  

The launch event will be livestreamed and recorded -- we hope educators and developers from across the state will join us online if they can't attend the event in person.  More info on livestream links will be provided as the event approaches (please RSVP if you'd like to be contacted with more information).  

Senior representatives from Microsoft will keynote our May 4 Launch Event session, sharing insights on how new technologies are creating 21st century opportunities.  We will also be joined by John Downes and Kieran Killeen of the UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovation in Education, Lea Ann Smith of the Essex STEM Academy, Ann DeMarle of the Champlain College Emergent Media Center, Michael Stone of the Chattanooga-based Public Education Foundation, and Scott Turnbull of US Ignite.

Developers, educators, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone interested innovation are welcomed to attend.  RSVP here (and detailed information will be provided in email).  

The theme of our Pitch call will be "Delivering Education".   Specific activity suggestions will be provided as guidance but the topic will be left broad enough to encourage participant creativity.    We will guide participants to consider solutions that promote telepresence, AR/VR, platforms for connecting distributed educators, and partnership opportunities for working across multiple US Ignite cities (similar to the Chattanooga 4K microscope gig app).

If you have further questions, please contact Dennis Moynihan (dennis@btvignite.com).