UI Helps Inspire Innovation in K-12 January 02, 2019 Last month, University Instructors, Inc. (UI), along with RVA (Richmond, VA) based Lighthouse Labs, hosted the inaugural RVA EdTech Tank event. This learning and exploration opportunity offers a “shark tank” like interactive forum for founders of local K-12 startup companies to pitch to school district decision makers, with the goal of sparking innovation for all involved. Attending panelists included K-12 leadership staff from Richmond Public Schools, Petersburg City Public Schools, Goochland County Public Schools, and Powhatan County Public Schools. Attending entrepreneurs included CEO’s from Codemoji, Creative Minds Publications, EdConnective, MajorClarity, and Trilogy Mentors. The event was a great success, as it helped facilitate a conversation and created new relationships between companies and school district personnel. UI’s Jim Popp (Glen Allen) was the event’s facilitator, while team members Tom MacDonald and Josh Ellis (Both Remote) were also in attendance.