Ep. 17 InPursuit of Education Technology Innovations with Sandro Olivieri

The intersection of technology and education is truly the key to our brightest education future. Join me this week as Sandro Olivieri and I dissect the potentials and aspirations of the sector. 

Sandro is the CEO and Co-Founder of Project FoundED – a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring equitable learning outcomes for all learners by removing the barriers to EdTech innovation and adoption. He comes to this work after 8 years working to support EdTech entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of development. He designed and ran the AT&T Aspire EdTech Accelerator, and worked with several other impact organizations to create impactful investment and awards programs.

Sandro is the son of Chilean political refugees living in Mexico when he was born. He immigrated to the United States at 6 years old and was brought up through the public education system as an English Language Learner. He credits an early interest in technology as the main motivator for learning English and dedicated his studies to technology, receiving a BS in Computer Science and an MBA. His first job was in EdTech 20 years ago – developing online higher education courses, mostly for troops deployed in Iraq – and has developed an undying love for the Education sector and the potential technology has to improve its outcomes.

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