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EdTech Connect

Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to present this networking and investor feedback event for the education technology industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to talk EdTech with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration.

The program will be hosted by Loeb partner Joseph F. Daniels and organized by Saddlerock Advisors partner Ted King, and will feature presentations by FreshGrad, Aspen Group, Inc. and SmartOn, and a keynote from Steven Hodas, Executive Director, Innovate NYC Schools. The program will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. 
Keynote Speaker: Steven Hodas, Executive Director, Innovate NYC Schools, NYC Department of Education

While at NASA Steven Hodas built the U.S. government's first public website, connecting teachers and students with rich scientific resources, and launching his career as an edtech entrepreneur. He went on to create the web's most popular sites for high school and college students, the first online test preparation, and the first large-scale formative assessment platform for school districts.

For the past five years he has worked closely with early-stage entrepreneurs, launched two companies of his own and last year joined the NYC DOE to head its Markets initiative, which seeks to foster smart demand for innovative solutions to the most pressing problems in the nation's largest school district.

Presenting Companies:

is a job exploration tool that sits on the careers page of a company’s website and directs candidates to the job openings that best fit their skills and interests to the specific needs of a job. Alternatively, it's a job fit tool that is deployed inside a company's walls to place talent in the right roles. The assessment takes 3 minutes to complete and has proved to be highly engaging and accurate. Companies screen candidates based on their resumes. Candidates apply to positions after reading through job descriptions. This is a time consuming process that often yields inaccurate results. This is the area that FreshGrad affects.

Aspen Group, Inc. provides a range of online education services in the United States. It offers certificate programs and associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs in a range of areas, including business and organization management, education, nursing, information technology, and general studies. Aspen Group, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

SmartOn Learning Solutions powers higher education by delivering rich and engaging online educational experience in partnership with leading colleges and universities across India and other Asian countries with similar demographics. We specialize in providing new-age career courses, either prepared with inputs from industry or in tie-up with leading U.S.-based universities, in an affordable and easy-to-access manner so that students are better prepared for a rewarding career in high-demand industries.