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, organized by Saddlerock Advisors partner Ted King, sponsored by Grassi & Co. The program will conclude with a networking cocktail reception.
Vineet Madan, Co-Founder, edRNA
Vineet is the Founder & CEO of edRNA, a company positioned at the leading edge of supporting student and instructor efficiency in hybrid courses. Previously, he was SVP and head of strategy, corporate development, venture investments, business process management and technology R&D for one of the world's largest educational publishers where he directed that firm's digital transformation for the better part of a decade incubating new products, channels and business models. Some of his accomplishments included acquiring Tegrity (lecture capture SaaS) and Key Curriculum (interactive math tools), investing in Inkling (interactive textbooks on iPad), Area9, (adaptive learning), CourseSmart (ebook aggregator) and HotChalk (ad-sponsored LMS), and partnering with companies large (e.g., Apple, Intel) and small (StraighterLine).
Vineet is a frequently cited speaker and writer on the topic of the digital transformation of education appearing in venues ranging from Social Media Week, Giga Om Mobilize, Digital Hollywood and the Consumer Electronics Show to the National Principals Leadership Institute and many SIIA events where he also served on the Board. A co-author of the US Digital Textbook Playbook his perspectives on the digital transformation of education have been published in Mashable, The Huffington Post and Geekwire and he has been quoted in / appeared in a variety of print, online and television interviews including The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Fox News, PBS, GigaOm, Mashable, Talking Points Memo, The Daily, USA Today and The Verge. He has two degrees from Columbia University (BS, Engineering and MBA, Finance) and is an occasional angel investor with investments in Descomplica, CodeMentor, Glio, OnTheGo Platforms, and Dash Labs.
StudyBuddyToday.com is the one-and-only online social networ k for college students designed to support the students educational needs. Study Buddy Today provides students access to Study Buddy Tutors, their buddies, educational resources, and also allows them to be in-the-know with all the happenings at their school through the MyU feature. Students can create virtual social/study sessions to meet online using the StudyBoard. This tool utilizes group video chat that supports groups of up 12 students while they collaborate seamlessly on the interactive whiteboard. The mobile applications create flexible use and real-time connectivity. The whiteboard hosts a myriad of features including a document and image uploader, Math URL, widgets & code, a live text editor, live group web browsing, and screen sharing. In short, www.studybuddytoday.com is a focused and dedicated Collegiate Lifestream.
Lessonface is live music lessons done online. Utilizing the possibilities of live video, students learn to play music in real time with a truly stellar roster of teaching talent, including Grammy winners, successful performing and recording artists, and professional educators from all around the globe. Based in Brooklyn, NY, this one year old site wants to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony). Designed to be fun and safe for all ages and abilities.
Borne Digital has developed an adaptive reading platform for tablet devices. Their digital books gather data while the student reads, analyze that data in the cloud, and adapt the content in real time to suit each students' needs. Their goal is to provide each student the most challenging experience they can manage. By creating a real time feedback loop within a book, their platform serves as a bridge between Publishing and Big Data.