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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. Danielsorganized by Saddlerock Advisors partner Ted King, sponsored by Grassi & Co and will feature presentations by Degreecast and Open Assembly, and a keynote from Stephen Smyth, President of Amplify Access. The program will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. 

Keynote Speaker:

Stephen Smyth, President at Amplify Access

Stephen Smyth, president of Amplify Access, leads our tablet platform business. He previously founded and led a number of startups, including an e-learning company. Prior to that, Stephen was the general manager and senior vice president of Thomson Reuters’ media business in the Americas. He was also vice president of Reuters’ emerging media products globally and a director of business development at Bertelsmann Inc.

Presenting Companies:

Degreecast helps prospective college students find all their degree program options in one comprehensive search experience. The search engine crawls the web collecting information on as many relevant programs as possible and returns organized and filterable results. In just a few clicks, users can be reading about relevant program options directly from college and university websites. It’s as easy as searching for a job on or a real estate listing on

Open Assembly is a plug-and-play platform providing a simple, intuitive toolkit for educators to assemble digital curricula and content: to remix collections or create their own; select granular content from textbooks and articles; add rich media; combine it all into a CoursePilot™ (interactive course player); and deliver it to students on any device—all as easily as an iTunes playlist.

Open Assembly is developing a robust e-learning platform for the college market that radically lowers course material costs-- while leveraging the potential of digital and networked media to facilitate social learning. Key to our solution are Open Educational Resources - which enables the affordability, sharing, and remixing of digital media on our platform - as well as channel partnerships with publishers.