Role of Entrepreneurship in the Education Ecosystem


Barbara (Bobbi) Kurshan, Ed.D., the Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education joined me for coffee (play interview below) to discuss entrepreneurship in education.

Dr. Kurshan discusses the conundrum of when to seek investors and how the education ecosystem can access the most relevant resources. For additional perspective from Dr. Kurshan check out her blog on Forbes.

As an educational entrepreneur, Dr. Kurshan serves on the boards of several education companies. She developed the first children’s software products for Microsoft, and also created award-winning products for McGraw-Hill, Apple, CCC (Pearson), and others. Previously, she served as President of Educorp Consultants Corporation, providing strategic consulting and seed funding in the areas of education, technology and innovation. While Executive Vice President of WorldSage, a consortium of for-profit higher education institutions in the EU to address education for the 21st century, Dr. Kurshan identified innovative investments in learning institutions. As Executive Director of Curriki, she helped build one of the most innovative and robust global open-source education communities. Additionally, Dr. Kurshan previously served as co-CEO of Core Learning an education investment fund, and as the Chief Academic Officer of bigchalk.

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Author: Dr Rod BergerWebsite: http://www.mindrocketmediagroup.com/
Rod Berger, PsyD, is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group serving the global education market. Dr. Berger has been a VP of Education for an edtech firm, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and continues to teach college courses and each summer guests lectures at Vanderbilt University.
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