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63 Flushing Avenue

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Smarter Edtech: Making Connections in NYC is a workshop taking place at Smart Cities NYC ‘17.

Once you register for Smart Cities NYC´17 conference and expo, you´ll receive a code in your confirmation email with which you can register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for the Smart Cities NYC '17.

The Smarter Edtech panel will bring together the city’s most talented edtech entrepreneurs and their respective investors & collaborators. The panel discussion will highlight how these entrepreneurs leveraged unique assets of the local New York City ecosystem to address the country’s most pressing social impact challenges. Panelists will also share ideas on how we can think smartly about connections across communities and sectors to improve education.


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Moderator: Preeti Birla

Miriam Altman, CEO & Co-Founder of Kinvolved

Miriam Altman is the co-founder of Kinvolved, which has launched a movement to elevate student attendance by including families in education. KiNVO by Kinvolved, an app, enables K-12 school staff to access informative attendance data and to engage families through real-time, translated, text messaging. Miriam is co-leader of the preK-12 Collective Action Network for South Bronx Rising Together. She holds an MPA from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, an MA, Ed., from Lehman College and a BA with Honors from Brown University. She was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015 and received the Jo Ivey Boufford Award for Innovative Solutions to Public Service Challenges in 2012


Alex Rappaport, CEO & Co-Founder of Flocabulary

Since co-founding Flocabulary in 2004, Alex has been responsible for defining the company's strategic vision and building the business from the ground up. Founded on a mission of making learning engaging, relevant and accessible for students of all backgrounds, Flocabulary is currently used in more than 20,000 schools around the world. A regular author, speaker and mentor, Alex is also the creator of Big Idea Week, a community-driven STEM program for elementary and middle schools. Alex has a degree in music from Tufts University and lives in Brooklyn.


Chris Anzalone, NYC School Principal at Concord High School

Christopher began his work in education as a teacher of students with disabilities and then became assistant principal and program administrator of the Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center, a program for over-age & under credited students. He then transitioned to the principal of Concord High School, one on NYC’s Transfer Schools, that works to re-engage students in school, assist them in earning high school diplomas, and instilling college and career skills required of a 21st century graduate. Christopher holds a B.S. in Accounting, a M.S. in General and Special Education, and a M.S. in School & District Leadership.


Brandon Avrutin, Partner at Rethink Education

Brandon Avrutin is a Partner of Rethink Education, a venture capital firm focused on educational technology. He joined Seavest Investment Group in 2011 as an Investment Associate working on private equity and venture capital deals focused on technology investments in the education sector. Brandon received his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Middlebury College.

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