KickstartED is based on the amazingly successful StlSloup movement. KickstartED is a first of it's kind dinner that crowdfunds projects focused on innovations in education throughout the midwest region.
What does that mean?
KickstartED brings people together at a different venue, over a different dinner and a slate of community-based projects proposed by educators. For a donation of $20, you get heavy appetizers and a ballot to vote on the proposals. Vote for your favorite ideas, and the one with the most votes gets HALF the money raised at the door!
Because Connected Learning is a 501(c)(3) KickstartED inputs are donated, half of every dollar raised at KickstartED goes directly to that night's winning idea. If we're lucky enough to get sponsors, we may even be able to afford 100% of the money donated! That would be awesome! Even ideas that don’t win the cash pot still benefit from pitching their ideas, meeting interested attendees, and sometimes even sourcing what they needed to begin with! We're excited to start KickstartED so presenters can have the benefit of possibly receiving extra in-kind support to enable their project, from audience members who heard their idea and had something extra to give.
We're ready to raise tons of money to benefit innovation in education across our region!