Contributors

 Lorraine Akemann is co-founder of Moms With Apps, a network of family-friendly developers who create mobile apps. Moms With Apps launched in November of 2009 and has grown to represent over 1000 independent iOS developers. Her purpose of maintaining the network is to provide marketing support for developers, to be a resource for parents who are looking for educational apps, and to advocate healthy intersections of kids and technology. @momswithapps

Jessie Arora, founder of Teacher Square, is passionate about cultivating the education startup ecosystem to help create tools and services that improve teaching and learning for all students. She is an active angel investor mainly focused on the education space, applying her experiences from Google, Citizen Schools & Stanford School of Ed. She blogs at edcrunch.org and you can follow her @Jessie_Arora. (She is also Editor of the Edtech Handbook, so please share your feedback with her.)

Stephanie Chang is an educator and designer, focused mainly in informal STEAM education, with experience directing The Tech Museum Summer Camps, teaching marine & environmental science, and working on evaluation and assessment of educational programs. She is particularly interested in the intersection of tangible and digital technologies, as well as the bridging of formal and informal education. steph-chang.com

andrewAndrew Cohen is the founder & CEO of Brainscape, a mobile edu platform that helps people learn things more efficiently using cognitive science.  Since its founding in 2010, Brainscape’s apps have been installed on over 5 million iOS devices and have been used by students, lifelong learners, and foreign language junkies all over the world.  He created the first version in MS Excel in order to study more efficiently while living abroad, and further developed the product while pursuing his MA in Edtech from Columbia University.

Emily Goligoski is a writer and strategist in the Learning, Design & Technology Master’s program at Stanford. She teaches in the “d.school” and conducts research in the Stanford Calming Technology Lab, which combines her passions around consumer technologies and mindfulness. Goligoski is on the board of the International Museum of Women and contributes to TechCrunch, Mashable, KQED MindShift, and other publications. @emgollie

Jen Goree is a project manager with a deep background in delivering technology and data systems for education. Currently with the Concord Consortium, Jen previously managed a variety of IT, software development and data initiatives at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and the Kent School District in Washington State. @jengoree

Mick Hewitt is a co-founder and the CEO of Mastery Connect. He led the team from the early stages of a start-up to raising a venture round of funding from the top education technology funders in the country  (NewSchools Venture Fund , Learn Capital, and Imagine K12). MasteryConnect was founded 2009 to better equip teachers with tools to track mastery of core standards, share common assessments, and enable the PLC conversation. @MasteryConnect

Brett Kopf is co-founder of Remind101, a platform that powers communication 1000’s of teachers, students and parents on a daily basis. Brett graduated from Michigan State University and believes in creating simple products that solve big problems for teachers. @remind101

Mike Lee, co-founder of  EdShelf, began his career as a software engineer, technical manager, and product director at companies like CBS, Yahoo, and TripIt. His code has been seen by billions of people around the world. With edshelf, he aims to make education more efficient and effective through the use of scalable technologies and a teacher-focused experience. @mikeleeorg

Jessica Lindl is currently SVP of Inside Sales and Marketing at Scientific Learning, an online learning company that applies proven research on how the brain learns to deliver exceptional academic outcomes. She has spent most of her career leading teams that design, develop, market and sell learning tools for the global education market.

Andrea Lo is Co-Founder and CEO of Piggybackr, a fundraising platform that teaches young people how to raise money for their teams, schools, and communities while developing 21st century skills. She has been fundraising since she was 7 years-old and loves speaking and mentoring youth on topics of entrepreneurship, fundraising, and self-empowerment.  @andreatlo.
Jennifer Medbery, founder and CEO of Kickboard, is a software developer who spent three years in the classroom as a high school math teacher.  After receiving her CS degree from Columbia University, Jen joined Teach For America in the Mississippi Delta and then served as a founding teacher at Sci Academy, a charter high school in New Orleans. @kickboardapp
Cristian Mitreanu is an entrepreneur and advisor, currently building a platform for lifelong business skill learning and personal marketing. He founded the research initiative RedefiningStrategy.com, created the business video game Ofmos, and authored the business graphic novel “Spointra and the Secret of Business Success.” Passionate about education, Cristian has also developed a unique explanatory model for the ed-tech space. @Spointra
Shawn Rubin is the co-founder and CEO of Metryx, a start-up software company building flexible formative assessment tools for educators to use on mobile devices. Shawn began his edu career, in 2000, as a founding faculty member of the Highlander Charter School and is currently the Director of Technology Integration at the Highlander Institute in Providence, RI. @mymetryx

Ahmed Siddiqui, B.S., MBA grew up in Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota and completed his MBA at Babson College. He coordinates Startup Weekends in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also founder of Go Go Mongo!, a game company that inspires kids to eat healthier. @siddiquiahmed

Michael Staton is an educator turned Internet entrepreneur. As founder of Inigral, he has led Inigral through three rounds of investment and brought on twenty early partner institutions.  Prior to starting Inigral, he was an innovative educator and curriculum designer. He’s out to help create opportunities for people, one step at a time. @mpstaton
Anthony Wu is a co-founder of Learn Sprout where he is the resident full-stack software engineer and architect of the product. Immediately prior to LearnSprout, Anthony was a YouTube Software Engineer & Tech Lead at Google, responsible for building user and video workflows and working with large data sets. @anthonywu

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