Our Mission

Our Approach

We seek to help understand and shape learning in our technology driven world.

We invest at the intersection of technology, industry, and education
We connect innovative organization across traditional boundaries
We give voice to exceptional people

We talk about our work in each of our interest areas across three categories:

Is: How we define what this area means to SFE
Think: Where there is room for innovation and improvement
Do: What we're doing to help organizations make an impact

Interest Areas


Career Readiness

Is: The ability to navigate between education and work to achieve a fulfilling, successful career.
Think: There’s a fundamental disconnect between education and industry that students, parents, and teachers need additional resources and mentorship in order to navigate successfully.
Do: Support organizations that create tighter connections between industry and education.

Is: The use of research-informed, technology-enabled products to facilitate more efficient and better learning.
Think: Too few ed tech solutions are designed to engage students in meaningful learning experiences, and schools currently lack the infrastructure and educator communities required for effective implementation of these new technologies.
Do: Identify and support partners who use technology to create meaningful, research-based learning experiences at scale.

Computational Thinking

Is: Solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, using the concepts fundamental to computer science.
Think: There are too few opportunities for people to engage in computational thinking, especially at early ages, even though it’s a critical skill for creating a meaningful career and understanding the world.
Do: Create partnerships between research-based organizations who emphasize participation in creative problem-solving in K-12 schools.