ABOUT THE FUND
The Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund supports Georgia State student entrepreneurs, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures.
EDUSOPHIC CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND SOLUTIONS
Marques Herrington, CEO & Founder
Graduate Student, Ph.D. Teaching and Learning
with a Concentration in Math Education
Launched August 2020
Current STEM curriculums are ‘out of touch’ and not rooted in the intellectual investment of students in local communities because they don’t address immediate community challenges
Tailor-made, innovative STEM curriculum
focused on specific community-based challenges
Consulting and professional
development services as well as curriculum product sales
K-12 School Districts
USE OF FUNDS
50% Payroll, 30% Marketing
& Legal, 20% Training
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship is for those who have a vision for something and a want to create it.
What innovative technologies are being leveraged in your business?
VR headsets, 360-degree cameras, various edtech platforms, and technologies that support alternative energy solutions.
What is the most challenging aspect of entrepreneurship?
The most challenging aspect has been to get the right team to mobilize Edusophic; the right mix of talent, grit, perseverance, passion, and accountability in a team.
What is your long-term goal(s)? For you? For the company?
To be a member of group, company, or movement that influences schooling practices in ways to make society more democratic and efficacious in addressing community challenges.
What role has Atlanta played in your entrepreneurial journey?
Atlanta has exposed me to a diversity of schools, curricular approaches, and the corresponding communities of these. My teaching experiences in Atlanta have made me well rounded in the complexities of engaging with diverse communities, making connections, etc.
ABOUT THE FUND
The Marcus Foundation supports Georgia State student entrepreneurs, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures.