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Julia Haried is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MakerGirl and also works full-time at one of the largest public accounting firms in Chicago. MakerGirl is a nonprofit organization working to bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by educating girls ages 7 to 10 about STEM through 3D printing. The MakerGirl vision is for all girls to live as unstoppable for...
Reetu Gupta is Co-Founder and CEO of Cirkled In, an award-winning 21st-century recruitment platform matching high school students with colleges and universities. Cirkled In is used by over 150,000 students. Before Cirkled In, Gupta spent 20 years in corporate America working in a variety of environments from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She earned her MBA (valedictorian) in Technology Management ...
Michael Auerbach is the co-founder of Kinful, a K-12 social-emotional learning program where students produce their own virtual reality videos. Auerbach has spent over nine years founding, directing, and scaling social justice programs, dealing with issues such as gender equality in West Africa, juvenile justice in Baltimore, and educational equity in New York City. How did your education ...
Before co-founding Epic!, Kevin Donahue worked at Google in Strategic Partnerships and was a member of YouTube’s original team, serving as Vice President of Content and the company’s first head of marketing. There, he led the company’s early content and media strategy and established partnerships with major entertainment and media companies. Prior to Yo...
Mursal Hedayat is the co-founder of Chatterbox, a smart online language and cultural training platform for professionals powered by refugees. Hedayat is passionate about helping businesses become forces for social good and promoting diversity in business and technology. She has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, as one of the Top ...
Michelle is the founder and CEO of CommonLit, an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to improving adolescent literacy rates. Under Michelle’s leadership, CommonLit has become a robust, free online reading program that has reached over 10 million teachers and students. In addition to being an experienced classroom teacher, Michelle holds a B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from...
Courtney Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Torsh Inc., a New Orleans based education technology startup that seeks to harness the power of video, actionable data, and expert coaching to promote high-quality growth opportunities for educators, accessible at any time and from anywhere. Torsh’s signature product, TORSH Talent, is an online professional learning and data analytics platform that enab...
Anu Bidani is the CEO of STEM MINDS and Co-CEO of EdTech Hive, both companies that focus on empowering youth to become fearless leaders by developing agility and a love of learning through STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). STEM MINDS’ mission is to bring the best in learning experiences to youth to create #FearlessLearners. Bidani believes in creating futur...
Grant Hosford is the CEO and co-founder of codeSpark, the venture-backed edtech company behind codeSpark Academy, the world’s number one coding platform for young kids. Using a proprietary "no words" interface, codeSpark has introduced more than 30 million kids ages four to ten to coding in just four years. codeSpark was inspired by Grant’s young daughters, who wanted to know how computers work. ...
Aryeh Eisenberg has spent his entire career in education striving to create new learning opportunities for students and parents. While working in the school system, Eisenberg was an administrator and teacher at two large private day schools and served as a consultant for many other educational institutions and organizations. Over the past decade, he has continued his efforts in education and has worked with many schools and communities to...