Dave Balter

Dave is the CEO and co-founder of Smarterer, his 5th startup. Previously, Dave founded BzzAgent and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), Inc. and acted as the Global Head of Investments of dunnhumby. Dave is a partner in seed-stage investment firm Boston Seed Capital and sits on the Board of Directors of the Citi Center for the Performing Arts.

Tom Davidson

Tom is the Founder and CEO of EverFi, an education technology company founded in 2008 to tackle some of the largest challenges facing our nation. He has been a leader in education technology for 20 years and was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Goldman Sachs Top-100 Builder and Innovator.

Daniel Etra

Prior to co-founding Rethink, Mr. Etra was CEO of R.E.R. International, a supplier of printed materials to the retail industry. Mr. Etra was a Consultant at Bain & Company and also served as a Managing Director of Promodex Ltd. In addition, Mr. Etra served in the Israel Defense Forces and worked at Wasserstein, Perella & Co., specializing in M&A in the fields of healthcare, technology and natural resources.

Paul Gollash

Paul Gollash is the CEO of Voxy. Voxy’s personalized English learning platform delivers unprecedented efficacy, and is changing how second languages are taught around the world.  He has helped build a number of companies in his career, most recently as a venture investor for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.

Jonathan Hefter

Jonathan Hefter is a technology entrepreneur and CEO of Neverware. He is paving the way for innovative technologies that help solve the current business and educational computer procurement model by way of perpetually extending the life and performance of existing PCs, eliminating the need to purchase new hardware.

Heather Hiles

Heather engages the business, non-profit, philanthropic, political and media sectors in all of her endeavors. She has over 15 years of experience in business startup and development, was the CEO of SF Works, a welfare-to-work program under the Clinton administration that successfully trained and moved women into jobs and served on the San Francisco Unified School District board.

Anthony Kim

Education Elements Founder Anthony Kim is a thought leader in personalizing learning and the author of “Personalized Learning Playbook”. For the past 15 years, he has been a pioneer in online and blended learning. He is a national advocate for personalized and competency-based learning.

David Kim

Ace Learning Founder

David is a seasoned Executive and Entrepreneur in the digital media, education and online/search technology sectors. Prior to Ace Learning, David held executive-level roles in large technology organizations such as Yahoo! and Overture and founding management team-level positions in fast growing technology start-up firms such as eCandy, Efficient Frontier, Course Hero and Tumri.

Jay Kimmelman

Jay Kimmelman is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge International Academies. He is a leader in the field of education innovation, previously founding and running Edusoft. At Bridge, Jay works to constantly innovate and improve Bridge’s model to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for students.

Rob Mancabelli

Rob is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur in the education field. After serving as a teacher and administrator in K-12 schools for over a decade, he became the Co-Founder and CEO of BrightBytes. Rob is the co–author of Personal Learning Networks, a medal winner for Education Book of the Year and earned an MBA from MIT.

Shannon May

Shannon May is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Bridge International Academies. Shannon is an advocate for children, dedicated to ensuring that education policy and provision are focused on children and learning outcomes. She leads teams to deliver operational excellence across various industries, from construction to marketing.

Katharine B. Nielson

Prior to Voxy, Dr. Nielson investigated the efficacy of technology-mediated language training at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language and served as the Academic Director of Foreign Languages at University of Maryland, University College. She has published and lectured on autonomous language learning, task-based language teaching, computer-assisted language learning, principles of instructional design and language training product evaluation.

Chip Paucek

Chip is 2U's Co-Founder and CEO. He founded Cerebellum Corporation, co-managed the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski and then returned to education as the CEO of Hooked on Phonics. His innovative work at 2U have earned him the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 Award.

Jeff Scheur

After teaching high school English for 8 years and grading 15,000 papers, Jeff created NoRedInk to help his students improve their grammar and writing skills. A National Board Certified Teacher, former debate director and speaker on education innovation, he is intent on improving the feedback loop in classrooms and empowering students to become skilled, creative and confident writers.

Jake Schwartz

Jake Schwartz, Co-Founder of General Assembly, is an entrepreneur and an advisor for early and growth stage businesses in Web, mobile, and digital media. Prior to founding General Assembly, Jake worked for Associated Partners, a multi-stage private equity firm focused on telecommunications, media and technology.

Burck Smith

Burck is the CEO and founder of StraighterLine. Ten years before launching StraighterLine, he co-founded SMARTHINKING, the largest online tutoring provider for schools and colleges. He has written chapters for three books on education policy for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute's Higher Education Working Group.

Jan Zawadzki

Prior to his senior management consulting work at KPMG, Jan Zawadzki served in technical leadership roles in Silicon Valley startups, including and The gravity of a volunteer project becoming international edtech success brings Jan to his position as Founder and CEO of Hapara.