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Pente Pitch Challenge

Digital Immesive Experience

February 22-23, 2022

Educators, students, technology leaders and changemakers – dive into shaping the future of learning at ShapingEDU’s first-ever Pente Pitch Challenge! 

Register now!

About the Pente Pitch Challenge

Imagine a Shark Tank-style online event where five teams, each led by a ShapingEDU Groundbreaker (Community Leader) and composed of about 20 global Community members, will get together virtually to cultivate a project charter that aligns with one of our 5 Calls to Action and pitch to investors for funding. 

Last summer, ShapingEDU changemakers from around the globe gathered virtually to strategize and design approaches to some of the Wicked Problems facing learning. This work helped hone ShapingEDU's original 10 Actions into 5 new Calls to Action. With these refreshed Calls to Action, five teams of dreamers, doers and drivers will dive into design and pitch a project to potential sponsors and strategize that work that will be done in the coming year.

Before teams get started, we’ll poll our global ShapingEDU Community to hear which challenges may actually be the best opportunities for impact and change for each Call to Action. With the Community’s feedback to guide them, each Action Team will create a project charter and pitch presentation to get funding from real donors. 

Think you have what it takes to create a successful project charter and earn the event sponsors’ dollars for your team? Space is limited so register now!


What to Expect

On Day 1, Pente Pitch Challenge participants will engage in our new ShapingEDU Serious Play Studio, interactive game-based events that develop your antifragile thinking skills to become today’s solvers of tomorrow's challenges. Day 1 will conclude with the five teams having their first working session to start planning their charter and pitch. During the working sessions, the teams will review all of the ideas submitted by the global ShapingEDU Community and develop opportunities that align with their assigned ShapingEDU Call to Action.

Day 2 starts with teams reconnecting to dream big during the Pente Pitch Challenge working sessions. After keynotes and student panelists empower and motivate our changemakers, teams will craft a project plan and a pitch presentation. Resources and coaches will be on hand to help. 

Each of the five teams will pitch their ideas and proposed outputs to five event sponsors, who will each allocate funding to their favorite ShapingEDU projects! 




Interested in sponsoring? Connect with Stephanie Pierotti, Director of ShapingEDU, to explore sponsorship opportunities! stephanie.pierotti@asu.edu