|September 24, 2012|
6:15p - 8:15p (240 days ago)
Education Circle Meeting
ING Direct Café in San Francisco, 101 Post St. (Downstairs), San Francisco, CA 94108
The next Education Circle meeting will feature a lively panel of experts discussing EdTech Investing: Private & Public Approaches to Impact.
Bring your questions and participate in the conversation! Panelists include Elizabeth Corcoran, Co-Founder & CEO of EdSurge and Jason Lange, CEO and Co-Founder of BloomBoard and will be moderated by Kim Jacobson, Co-Founder of Junyo & Education Circle Leader.
Join us to hear their perspectives about the opportunities and challenges in fostering the EdTech ecosystem as we
discuss questions such as:
• How can Full Circle Fund Members become more educated about what has been promised in the education innovation space?
• How can the private and public sectors uncover the potential investing opportunities and also the gaps that exist?
• How can an organization like Full Circle Fund support the great work happening now?
• What's to come in Ed/Tech?
More about the Panelist:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge, a leading news and information source on education technology.
Ms. Corcoran is an award-winning journalist who previously spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as Executive Editor for technology coverage at Forbes magazine and Forbes.com. She's written cover stories on subjects from robotics to engineers jump starting their careers. Prior to Forbes, Ms. Corcoran was a staff writer for The Washington Post covering technology. She broke stories on the Microsoft antitrust case from Washington before establishing the paper's Silicon Valley office. She has also been a Fellow in the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as a member of the Board of Editors of Scientific American.
Ms. Corcoran has been a featured commentator on programs including Forbes on Fox, CNBC, NCB's "Press Here," and other programs. She serves as chair of the board of trustees of the Burlingame public library and has received an "Honorary Service" award from her local elementary school for volunteer work. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University.
Jason Lange, is the CEO and Co-Founder of BloomBoard. Prior to founding BloomBoard, Mr. Lange spent several years working in financial services, first in Mergers & Acquisitions for UBS Investment Bank, and then for a healthcare and financial services-focused private equity firm, Flexpoint Ford Partners. Throughout his time in the private sector, Mr. Lange worked as an independent consultant for several charter school networks, and while in graduate school, he worked for NewSchools Venture Fund, evaluating how different technology tools might be used to improve student outcomes. Mr. Lange holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University, a MA in Education from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Kim Jacobson is the Co-Founder of Junyo, and is an Education Circle Leader at Full Circle Fund. Kim was an early Teach for America corps member and taught in Compton and Redwood City, Ca. Also a serial teach entrepreneur, she helped start Oodle (powering Facebook Marketplace), Mailfrontier and Epocrates and worked for tech pioneers Palm, Macromedia and Excite@Home.com. She has masters degrees in Business and Education from Stanford University.
Agenda (subject to change):
6:15 - Networking/Dinner
7:00 - Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
7:15 PANEL: EdTech Investing: Private & Public Approaches to Impact.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Corcoran, CEO, and Co-Founder of EdSurge
Jason Lange, CEO and Co-Founder of BloomBoard
Moderated by Kim Jacobson
8:30 - Meeting Wrap-up
We look forward to seeing you there! Please note that we must exit the building no later than 8:30 PM, so plan to take those post-meeting conversations to the street.
Jeff Camp, Education Circle Chair
Nathan Fisher, Education Circle Vice Chair
Lindsay Norcott, Education Circle Coordinator
Read about our new projects for 2012:
Educate Our State | Education For Change | Innosight Institute
Leadership Public Schools | The Reach Institute for School Leadership
The Education Circle strives to improve the effectiveness of education, especially for students in underserved communities. Thank you to CJ Heston and ING Direct for our meeting location.