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
Andrew 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.
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