Hi Sarah. I like the concept of Open Tea…

Hi Sarah. I like the concept of Open Teach very much. Both your elevator pitch and your venture pitch were clear and effective. You conveyed the pain point and the pedagogical value in creating a space – a social platform for STEM resources created by students for students, emphasizing the soft skill of creativity and that teaching others is an effective way of showing knowledge (the protégé effect). What isn’t entirely clear to me is how Open Teach actually develops creativity, or perhaps it is more accurate to say: models creativity in order to help students develop creativity. There is one frame in which you showed the ability to choose a template of slides and games, but would Open Teach invest in instructional videos in order to model for students options they have to create with? DIY websites like Wix and Weebly, and animation software like Powtoon and Toonly have are pre-existing templates to edit and work with, as well as create from scratch options. Would Open teach have ready to use templates for students just starting out to play around with, as well as start from scratch for more advanced (more creative) students? In order for Open Teach to convince that it truly develops the soft skill of creativity, I would invest a bit more in showing how – so that your venture will truly come across as an invaluable resource for developing creativity, and not just emphasize the social sharing aspect of Open Teach (which in it of itself is an awesome idea!). Sounds like there is a lot of potential here, but in order to make it 100% credible, don’t throw around the buzz words “soft skills” and “creativity” without further explaining the how of it. Good luck! Hope my kids will use this some day to teach and learn from others 🙂