Celebrate the Launch of NextEd Labs at Duke on October 28

Collaborate office space at the NextEd Labs office

The Duke and Durham communities are invited to celebrate the launch of a NextEd Labs, a new coworking space focused on education innovation, on October 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at 215 Morris Street in downtown Durham.

NextEd Labs supports collaboration in the Triangle’s education innovation community. The initiative is a joint venture of Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E), Duke Learning Innovation and San Francisco-based Embark

The October 28 ribbon-cutting will feature a panel of entrepreneurs and investors and a networking mixer. The panelists are:

  • Eleanor Cooper, CEO of Pathstream
  • Max Leisten, CEO of Protopia
  • Dan Gonzales, co-founder of District C
  • Emily Foote, vice president of strategy for Instructure
  • Michelle Solér, director in academic affairs for academic programs, faculty & research at the University of North Carolina System

Julie Goff, general manager of the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Davidson College, will moderate.

Drinks and snacks will be served. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance.

Seeking Education Innovator Members

NextEd Labs strengthens connections among education changemakers inside and outside schools.

“Education innovators need to come together around to take on real challenges and solve big problems. Understanding the needs of learners and building solutions rooted in evidence is a shared challenge for the whole education ecosystem, from startups to schools and everyone in between,” said Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation at Duke. “NextEd Labs will facilitate the collaborative problem-solving that propels education forward.”

NextEd Labs is seeking new members, including start-up and corporate teams, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs, and individual remote education workers. Multiple membership levels are available. All memberships include access to NextEd programming and a Duke affiliation. Residential members will have access to working spaces and bookable conference rooms. Non-residential members will have flexible access to working spaces and events. 

For membership information, contact Rob Urstein at rob@entangled.ventures

Courtney Lockemer

Author: Courtney Lockemer

Courtney was formerly the Communications and Outreach Manager at Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL). She previously held a communications job in Duke’s Office of Information Technology, in which she helped promote innovative projects such as Duke’s iPod First Year Experience. Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University as well as an M.F.A. in Studio for Interrelated Media from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.