Dr. Barbara (Bobbi) Kurshan is a leader in the fields of education technology, entrepreneurship and investment in education. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Academic Innovation and a Senior Fellow in Education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs EDSi (Education Design Studio) and oversees the Masters in Education Entrepreneurship program.
Founding member at Grockit, the world’s first massive multiplayer online learning game; Visionary Mentor and advisor to many start-ups in the Tech area.
Chairman & CEO at Lighting Science Group; VP/GM at Philips Solid State Lighting; Partner at Sustainable Century Merchant Bank; On Advisory board at Rutgers Depart of Chemistry and Biology.
Founder and CEO of First Focus Learning centers in California. Board Director of the Sand Hill Angels as well as the Angel Capital Association. Founded SymPro which was later acquired by JP Morgan. Serves on several advisory boards, is an active angel investor and serves as the Program Chair of the (SVASE) Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, CXO Forum.
Fellow, America’s Digital Promise initiative; Chief Scientific Officer at Promethean; Founder & CEO at Synaptic Mash (acquired by Promethean); Founder Learning without Borders (L3RN Foundation) ; Accomplished Neuroscientist.
Founder, LearnOutLoud.com; EIR at Battery Ventures. Founded and sold The 2000Tutor.com Network to Penton Media, an NYSE-listed firm, in 2001. Founded and sold 3 other companies. Runs Hacking Education organization to spur entrepreneurship in Education.