Join us for an evening mixer and fireside chat featuring Don Burton, the Managing Director of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars. As a mentor for the accelerator and long-time edtech expert, Don has helped startups worldwide to drive change across the entire education spectrum.
This is the sixth Future of Education event in a series aimed at fostering discussion, accelerating connection, and elevating the conversation around the future of education. Our past five events in the series had sold out so we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance.
This conversation will touch upon:
Don’s predictions regarding the future of education
Challenges around implementing new technologies in the classroom
How the edtech space has evolved over the years
Tips for entrepreneurs interested in the education space
Analyzing the power of experiential and informal learning
ABOUT DON BURTON
Don has a storied background that includes time as a Consultant at McKinsey and Company, an M & A Associate at Goldman Sachs and Director of Business Development for the Walt Disney, Disney Education Group. He founded ParentPartners.com which was acquired by Washington Post & Kaplan. He also served as President and CEO of the Global Education Network (GEN). He founded A-Ha! Learning Center, a play and learning center for children and their families in New York City and eebee’s Adventures, a baby media company.
Don is a lifelong entrepreneur and in addition to his own entrepreneurial activities, he’s an active angel investor. He had invested in Late Night Labs that was subsequently acquired by MacMillan.
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