006: Presence & Edu Tech Start-ups
WELCOME TO THE EDUPUNX PODCAST
Strap yourself in! This one is a bit longer than usual - and that's because we spoke with not one, but FIVE people this week! And I use "we" because this week my partner, Katy Hamm, joins in on the conversation!
While on vacation to Orlando, Florida, we took a day or so and visited St. Petersburg, Florida and connected with some of our friends at Presence! Presence is a web and mobile software platform that helps institutions identify ways to increase student engagement, better allocate resources, enhance assessment practices, and promote opportunities, ultimately improving outcomes and retention.
Beyond all that mumbo jumbo, Presence is one of the most innovative education-based startups in the field today. The organization is growing at a rapid rate, having been contracted to over 100 campuses, and with like a bajillion donors and investors!
And yet, it all started VERY DIY roots by CEO, Reuben Pressman, who you get to hear a lot from on this episode!
- Make sure to visit Presence.io to learn more about Presence and to schedule a demo of their product today!
[NOTE: Craig mistakenly gives the wrong website address in the podcast episode, but this is the correct site.]
- Also, check out the blog that Presence runs and you can read up on all of the good things that Kayley has to share with the world!
- Don't forget about social media! Give Presence a follow - @HelloPresence on Instagram and Twitter!
- We only got to speak with five members of the Presence crew, and you can learn more about them by checking out their site!
- All of the music played on today's epsiode comes from the new EP that I released on Friday! The EP is called, "Farewell," and it dedicated to the memory of my father, Orrin Wayne Bidiman, who died of lung cancer in October 2015.
- In the intro and outro of the episode, you hear clips from the first single of the EP, "Active Ghosts."
- In the first ad break, you can hear the instrumentals from the title track, and in the lead up to the music break, you can hear instrumentals from my cover of "Enamor Me," by Pianos Become the Teeth.
- The music break features my second single from the EP, "Bastard Son." This track was produced by WLDMND in what is a preview of a project to come from both of us!
- If you like what you heard, please visit anotherpoormusician.bandcamp.com to listen to the entire EP. While there, you can download the album for free and/or purchase a physical copy on vinyl or CD! You can also stream the EP on Spotify! It's super easy!
- Today's sponsorship comes from my good friend, Katy Weaver of Katy Weaver Photography. If you are in need of portraits, headshots, couples/engagements photos, or even a wedding, Katy is the perfect photographer for you!
- I have known Katy for a decade and have done a number of different types of photoshoots with her over the years. She is one of my most favorite human beings to work with in a creative capacity - she even provided the artwork for my new EP, "Farewell," which is out NOW!!
- Visit KatyWeaver.com to check out her IMMENSE catalog of work!
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See you next week!
Let's get to work.