Scott – Thank you for putting this toget…

Scott – Thank you for putting this together and sharing. I, too, share Robert’s sentiment about Focal Ed’s necessity. I think there are a lot of practical aspects that were not addressed (ie- what happens when a student accidentally loses, or deliberately chooses not to wear this device? Does that cost come at the expense of the student? parent? school?) There are also a number of privacy concerns that arise with devices like this in education, especially when it comes to the location tracking of minors. Moreover, I think that certain features within Focal Ed’s capabilities skirt past important socio-emotional learning opportunities (ie- signalling electronic uncomfortability bypasses the human need to recognize and understand one’s own emotions). With that being said, I thought the design aspects of this pitch were great. It was incredibly informative, insightfully put together, and full with relevant information and research. It illustrates that you really did put a lot of work into this presentation. Unfortunately and respectfully, however, I would not invest in this venture. It was a pleasure working with you these past months!