Edited by Justin Conklin and Caroline Howard
What do the 30 Under 30 Education 2018 honorees all have in common? They’re not simply shaping education, they’ve torn a page of the entrepreneurial playbook and are creating new businesses, nonprofits and organizations. Their bottom line: open up new markets and access to lifelong, quality educational experiences.
This group of rising stars see learning differently. Meeting students where they are (usually on their mobile phones) and using innovative technology to enhance the learning process and pursue nontraditional educational paths are two of the ways our 2018 30 Under 30s are pioneering a new education landscape.
This year’s pool of education honorees is mostly working in the digital space. But from there they splinter out to fields such as on-demand tutoring, college application assistance for low-income students, literacy and special ed, video learning and online mentoring programs. This crowd is hard at work in to create affordable study abroad opportunities, in-classroom or after-school entrepreneurial experiences alongside local business people and access to blue-chip internships and entry-level jobs for students from underrepresented minority groups.
This year, some of our honorees have ventured into the financial side of education: student lending for high ROI schools and programs, financial assistance for educators looking to a home in their school community, and fundraising for for public schoool systems.
One thing is for certain, 2018 will be a brave new world for education.
Here, 30 breakouts under the age of 30 who are leading the pack in education innovation, as assessed by our four A-list, expert judges:
Charles Best – Founder, DonorsChoose.org
Stacey Childress – CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund
Wendy Kopp – Cofounder, Teach For All
Joe Vasquez – Codirector, Runway Incubator; Under 30 Class of 2017
The 2018 Class In Education (visit our full 2018 30 Under 30 Education coverage here)
Executive director, Leadership SAISD
Cofounders, Student Success Agency
Cofounder, Real World Scholars
Program manager, Thiel Fellowship
Senior director, strategic partnerships and external affairs, Portland Public Schools
Chief curiosity correspondent, The Field Museum
EVP, university partnerships and programs, 2U
Analyst, education investments, Emerson Collective
Cofounder, Detroit Speaks
Cofounders, NC Scholars’ Latin Initiative
Cofounder, The GREEN Program
Cofounder, Climb Credit
Founder, Command Education Group
Senior manager, corporate development, LinkedIn
Founder, Weird Enough Productions
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