Startup Weekend EDU Oakland
Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Mills College- Lorry I Lokey Graduate School of Business
CEO @ ClassDojo
Instructional Technologist, Oakland Unified School District
Director of Blended Learning at Rogers Family Foundation
Teacher, Fremont High School
Coaches and Mentors
Entrepreneur and Software Engineer
Delip founded two venture backed startups, Minekey and Euclid, that raised over $40 million from leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Minekey leveraged social collaboration and personalization technologies to create a discussion network that connected several million users based on their topics of interest. Euclid pioneered cloud services during late nineties. Delip previously worked with Philips in Europe and India where he commercialized several innovations developed at Philips Labs.
Delip is a founding advisor at Mercury Startups and an advisory board member at Evergent.
Delip earned a Bachelor of Technology degree with Honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Founder and CEO of Filament Consulting Group
She has worked in both non-profit and for-profit education equity enterprises discovering that the incorporation of compassion, authenticity, transparency and high expectations in the management of people allows for goals and outcomes to not only be reached, but surpassed and executed with more efficiency, innovation and a deeper, more positive impact for clients/partners and the team as a whole.
Diedra graduated from Dominican University of California with a BA in International Relations and has an MBA from Mills College in Oakland. She is a recipient of the Goldman Sachs Business Leadership Award. And is also a 2013 Bay Area Education Pioneers Fellow.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Milpitas Unified School District
Originally from New York City, Matt also worked as a teacher and an Assistant Principal in the South Bronx and Harlem respectively. Matt holds two Masters Degrees in Education, one from Harvard University and the other from CUNY. He attended Wesleyan University and was an early member of Teach For America. Matt lives in Oakland with his two boys and wife Tamara who is also an educator.
Manager of Small Business Services, San Francisco LGBT Community Center
In addition to his role at the Center, Jacob works as a consultant and executive coach for private clients under the banner of Inclusiva Strategies and serves on the Board Advisors for the travel startup Glamping Hub, an online portal for unique accommodations around the world. He also volunteers as a Senior Advisor for underserved entrepreneurs at Centro Community Partners in Oakland.
Jacob holds a B.S. in Political Communication from Emerson College, an M.B.A. from University of San Francisco School of Management and a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law.
Manager of Entrepreneur Readiness Program, Centro Community Partners
Daniel has more than eight years of experience in education and economic development. Before joining Centro, he worked as Peace Corps, Business English teacher, professional trainer, business advisor and social entrepreneur. He has a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management.
Information Technology Officer at Oakland Unified School District
John was previously the Chief Technology Officer at Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), a K-12 public school district with 4500 employees and 33,000 students. Before FUSD, John was the Vice President for Technology at Envision Education, a Bay Area charter management organization and consultancy.
Previous to his career in education technology management, John worked for almost 10 years in technology management at Microsoft, Virage, and Autonomy. John began his career as an educator holding various teaching and technology leadership positions.
Co-founder & CEO, EDpuzzle
At 22 he began his career as a Math teacher in a small school in Barcelona as part of Teach for Spain first cohort. After two years in the classroom, he co-founded EDpuzzle in 2013 as part of ImagineK12 last cohort. The vision of EDpuzzle is that by 2020 every student in the world will be just a click away of receiving an excellent education online. EDpuzzle is considered one of the 10 most promising EdTech startups for 2014 by the Global EdTech Startup Awards.
CEO @ Educents
Educator & Ninja
Community School Manager at Fremont High School
Nidya Báez was born in Mexicali, Mexico and immigrated to East Oakland at the age of 3. As a child she enjoyed painting, drawing and sewing with her mother. She went to Whittier Elementary (now Greenleaf Elem.), attended Oakland Charter, and graduated from Fremont High School. Nidya decided to become an educator because she wants more people of color and from the community to be leaders and teachers in Oakland schools. Her biggest inspiration were her parents: Luis Báez, an ice cream truck driver and a night custodian, and her mother, Carmen, a homemaker, then a cook and a janitor. Her parents always encouraged her to seek higher education and the conditions in which Nidya’s family lived in inspired her to go to college, especially after her father fell victim of a bullet and lost his kidneys. She entered UC Berkeley with a full scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Latin American Studies and learned Portuguese. Nidya pursued a teaching credential in Spanish from CSU East Bay and taught at Youth Empowerment School for three years, a school she helped design in 2002 as a high school student. She choose Spanish to teach Latinos their language and history, while seeing it as an opportunity to support African American students to better understand Latino culture through the language, with a vision of inspiring Black and Brown unity. She is currently the Community School Manager and the Student Leadership teacher at Fremont High. She lives in Oakland with her husband Mikel.
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Jessica loves creating engaging education experiences and previously managed a dozen online learning communities, coached early-stage education entrepreneurs, grew the Startup Weekend Education program worldwide, founded her own education startup, led professional development workshops for hundreds of educators, and designed and taught technology classes for the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H Youth Development programs. She is also a community organizer for the SF Edtech Happy Hour, 4-H, Startup Weekend Education, and Education Startup Digest.
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