The Big 3

What does a game changing educational technology company look like? Well, education can be so broadly defined, but the reality is – unless one is lucky – it takes what I refer to as the Big 3. No, not Ford, GM, and Chrysler. I am talking about a subject matter expert, entrepreneur/business guy, and a technology team. This is the holy grail and when one finds this, magic will happen. I am sure you are thinking – ‘this is not incredibly insightful, this is the truth for any technology company.’ Well, at some point in every technology company’s lifecycle this is true, But for education-focused companies this really needs to be there in some way, shape, or form at the outset.

All three parties must be dedicated on improving outcomes and approaching education the right way. Understand that the system is broken on so many levels, but really think about the different avenues to penetrate it system to make peoples’ lives easier on all fronts. Another fault I see with the leadership of educational technology companies is they are chasing the dollars and market opportunity instead of focusing on creating real value and massive wealth.
The point of this rant comes down to one thing, recruit a bad ass team dedicated to the cause.

About Jordan Wolfe

I am the founder of uwemp. Prior to founding uwemp, I worked at Mainsail Partners, a private equity firm in San Francisco. With a passion for making other peoples' passions a reality, I realized it all starts with education. When I first started uwemp, we were helping students developing their writing skills and I was shocked at how poor they were. This led me down to the path of realizing how broken the education and corporate training markets are and put me on a lifelong mission to play a role in creating wide spread disruption. Free time is filled with cheesy romance movies, making it rain on the basketball court, and attempting to play left-handed shortstop on the softball field.

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