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Thursday, June 18 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Education Imperative SESSION IS 75% FULL

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1 Hour Panel:

The dream of smart inclusive city rests on the the imperative foundation of education. This panel brings together some of our nation's most innovative education entrepreneurs to explore the forefront of what's possible, scalable, and how school systems, emerging education platforms and corporations can meet the challenge. Nitzan Pelman has led citizen schools in New York, whose partnership with the NYC school system created entrepreneurial  after school programs in a scalable manner, today she is chief strategy officer of education startup LightSail. Greg Murrow is a general partner at Learn Capital, a venture firm with a broad education portfolio. John During is Director of Strategic Alliances at Cogswell Polytechnical, a  pioneer in project based college education in silicon valley. And Annie Tsai from Double Dutch represents a San Francisco startup where entrepreneurship is a mindset, one which leads to work with local communities at the elementary school and high school level to instill these ideas from a young age. 

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Nitzan Pelman

Chief Strategy Officer, LightSail
Nitzan is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for LightSail, an innovative education technology company that is dramatically improving literacy rates for students. Nitzan founded the New York region of Citizen Schools in 2007 and served as its first Executive Director for six... Read More →

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John Duhring

Director of Strategic Alliances and Alumni Relations, Cogswell Polytechnical College
John Duhring has been a founding team member at nine startups, including Supermac Software, WAIS Inc and Bitmenu. He has applied technology to learning at Prentice-Hall, Apple, Dow Jones, AOL and the New Media Group for Stanford’s Professional Publishing Courses. As Director of... Read More →
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Annie Tsai

Chief Customer Officer, DoubleDutch
Annie is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event apps. As CCO, Annie manages everything the customer experience organization touches: onboarding, implementation, engagement, customer growth, and retention & renewals. She has over a decade... Read More →
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Chrystine Villarreal

Managing Director, Partnerships and Investment,, BUILD
Chrystine was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and runs the revenue team for BUILD.org, a ~$10M entrepreneurship based non-profit. Prior to joining BUILD in 2012, Chrystine worked at Khosla Ventures, a $1.4B fund, with luminaries such as Vinod Khosla, Tony Blair and Gideon... Read More →

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Code for America

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Here's how: We encourage and empower residents... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Nob Hill C: Small Business Development & Entrepreneruship

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