Presented by: Capital Factory
Austin's Best EdTech Startups
Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
In 60 minutes you'll learn about 5 of Austin's Best EdTech Startups in a fun and fast-paced pitch session. Each entrepreneur will get 5 minutes to demo their solution and then they will get grilled by a panel of EdTech CEO's.
Already recognized as one of the top cities for entrepreneurs in the U.S., Austin is also emerging as a global EdTech hub. Come see what everyone's so excited about!
These startups are all part of the Capital Factory Accelerator. Capital Factory is Austin's center of gravity for entrepreneurs with coworking, events, classes, mentors and a unique matching investment fund.
Charles founded Civitas Learning to transform educational outcomes using big data analytics. He discovered a passion for education while teaching high school students on the weekends during his und...Show the rest
Charles founded Civitas Learning to transform educational outcomes using big data analytics. He discovered a passion for education while teaching high school students on the weekends during his undergraduate days at Stanford, and upon graduating translated that passion into the founding of multiple education start-ups. These early ventures included ClickSafety.com, an online safety training company, and Testakers.com, the first rich-media, diagnostic and prescriptive test prep tutoring application online. In 2002 his business was acquired by Kaplan, where he spent the next nine years as an in-house entrepreneur, launching several edtech businesses in the K12 and higher education markets.
Charles is a two-time CODiE Award recipient for excellence in software development and a former director on the Education Board of the Software & Information Industry Association. He is also named on the “16 People Changing the Landscape of Online Education Forever” list by Find Education Online. He is a frequent speaker at education events around the country, when he is not home in Austin, TX enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two young sons.Hide the rest
Dr David B Palumbo
VP Learning Svcs
Spanning a 30-year career, Dr. David B. Palumbo has developed a unique expertise and skill set in the diverse fields of psychology, technology and business management required to support successful...Show the rest
Spanning a 30-year career, Dr. David B. Palumbo has developed a unique expertise and skill set in the diverse fields of psychology, technology and business management required to support successful Education Sector organizations.
David has served in a variety of leadership roles for some of the most important and impactful organizations throughout the education landscape including: Vice President for Professional Services and Engineering at Compass Learning, an Austin,Texas based educational technology company which provides a full suite of digital content, learning management software and professional services to more than 2 million K-12 students annually; Chief Academic Officer and Chief Information Officer of National Heritage Academies, a leading charter school network, where he led measurement, research, accountability, curriculum, assessment and all aspects of information technology for their network of 71 schools in nine states; President of CTB/McGraw Hill, the leading publisher of comprehensive test systems for children and adults where he led the delivery and scoring of more than 500 million assessment items annually; Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for Sapient Corporation, a leading business and technology consultancy where he spearheaded the design and development of both the CISCO Learning Network and MIT's Opercourseware initiatives; CEO of WOWIO, an emerging leader in e-book distribution technologies; and Human Code where he was an early leader in the convergence of education and entertainment for clients like Disney, National Geography; Leapfrog, and the Discovery Channel. In addition, David was a tenured faculty member at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s School of Education for more than a decade where he taught courses and conducted research in evaluation, measurement, and technology-enabled education.Hide the rest
Equal parts entrepreneur and educator, John is a servant leader working to solve persistent problems in and around K-12 education through grass-roots innovation. He founded ImpactLab to help curren...Show the rest
Equal parts entrepreneur and educator, John is a servant leader working to solve persistent problems in and around K-12 education through grass-roots innovation. He founded ImpactLab to help current and former teachers develop their insights into sustainable, high-impact programs and ventures. ImpactLab's Enterprise Incubator kicks off its second cohort March 14.
Before starting ImpactLab, John was founder and CEO of PowerIT, a SaaS providing communications and operational solutions to schools and associations in 25 states. Previously, he founded The History Lab ®, an online lesson tool adopted by the US Library of Congress, The New Curriculum, an online edtech journal, and a statewide edtech conference for K-12 teachers. Before all of this, John taught high school history and political philosophy in New York and Connecticut for six years.
John is a national speaker on the topics of fostering innovation in education, expanding educational equity and building capacity and entrepreneurial mindset in our nation's teachers.Hide the rest