Panelists Announced for Technapex NYC EdTech Event

Our next Technapex event is in NY.
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Our next Technapex event is right around the corner so we thought it was about time we revealed a little more about what you can expect and who you can meet!

We’re introducing a panel of stellar entrepreneurs that will discuss how education is becoming more open and social, as well as what challenges and opportunities this creates. The event will be held at  the Wix Lounge (10 West 18th Street, New York, NY) on Monday, December 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. We’re pleased to announce that participating panelists will include local NY edtech entrepreneurs from companies, including CourseHorse, Skillshare and Lore.

Tickets are limited. To purchase tickets, click here.

We’ll have drinks and appetizers followed by the panel discussion, moderated by Laura Pappano, the award-winning journalist, author and blogger. Laura writes for The New York Times Education Life section, and The Harvard Education Letter. She recently wrote “The Year of the MOOC” article for the New York Times. You can learn more about her here.

Panelists from CourseHorse, Skillshare and Lore will offer unique insights on the edtech space. They have complementary but distinct backgrounds that will make for an interesting discussion. You can check out their bios to learn more about them below. This is your chance to meet and mingle with investors, entrepreneurs, press, teachers, and forward-thinkers in the edtech community.

About the panelists

We’re pleased to announce that Nihal Parthasarathi, co-founder of CourseHorse, will be speaking on the panel. CourseHorse is an online marketplace that helps people discover, compare and enroll in trusted local classes. CourseHorse partners with established providers of personal and professional classes (ranging from Spanish to cooking to continuing education) and centralizes their offerings to make it easier for consumers to find classes, and for professional educators to sell their seats. Previously, Nihal was an education technology consultant for Capgemini, where he worked to implement a Learning Management System, redesign the consumer-facing website, and overhaul online marketing for a major test-prep provider.

Additionally, Skillshare engineer, Eric Ma, will be speaking on the panel. Eric is a recent transplant to New York, moving back to the east coast after living in the Bay Area for the past six years. Before joining Skillshare, he was a Developer at Jumo, and also worked on a startup he co-founded in San Francisco for two years.

Joseph Cohen, CEO of Lore, will also be speaking.

In May 2011, he dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was studying business, to build the company. Lore’s goal is to connect the world’s learners and teachers as the platform for education. Since launching in December 2011, it’s actively used at over 600 schools. And to date, it has raised $6M in funding. The company’s Tribeca lab is home to its 13-person team. Lore takes pride in its artist culture: a belief that a team of extremely talented, focused people can create a revolution.

Get to know our sponsor

Thanks again to our sponsor,  Wix! Located steps from Union Square, the Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working and event space for creative professionals. The Wix Lounge is run by Wix.com, a free website publishing platform providing user friendly tools for building beautiful, easy-to-make desktop, mobile, and Facebook sites. You can learn more about how teachers have been using Wix.com in the classroom here.