I would not invest in this venture. I absolutely agree that field trips have a lot of opportunity and a system like what is being described could be beneficial, I think that certain aspects of the challenge function as well as the pricing model are not inspiring me to jump in. Taking 5% seems like a large amount, especially for bigger trips that may include travel. Adding a cost to download the app is another major barrier for users, especially if students will need to download it for fundraising purposes. The presentation is very subdued and monotone, and does not present the excitement that I would expect a service promoting field trips to exude. The interviews with the teachers in the venture pitch adds weight to the argument for the necessity of a service like this. I think it would have been a much stronger pitch if there was more of an emphasis on how this service can improve field trips as an overall experience, for teachers, students, parents and administrators. Adding in a functionality to allow a class to post images and videos about their reasons for wanting to go on the field trip, and testimonials after the trip is over would make this a much more marketable venture. They mention their likeness to kickstarter, but it doesn’t seem like the IncentivEd program really adds that much to such platforms. They emphasize their differences from Teachers Pay Teachers, but that seems like a completely different model altogether. The CEO of this venture will definitely need to be more specific about the returns on investments for his backers, and what the team he is pulling together will do in the first 6 months. I think that this venture has definitely identified an area of education that needs improving, but will need to differentiate themselves from existing platforms and provide value to all stake holders in the field of education and not just teachers.