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10th April 2013

Introducing Don Burton as the Managing Director of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator

Meet Don Burton, the new Managing Director of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars. Don has a storied background that includes time as a Consultant at McKinsey and Company, an M & A Associate at Goldman Sachs and Director of Business Development for the Walt Disney, Disney Education Group. He founded ParentPartners.com which was acquired by Washington Post & Kaplan. He also served as President and CEO of the Global Education Network (GEN). He founded A-Ha! Learning Center, a play and learning center for children and their families in New York City and eebee’s Adventures, a baby media company.

Don is a life long entrepreneur and in addition to his own entrepreneurial activities, he’s an active angel investor. He invested in Late Night Labs that was recently acquired by MacMillan. He is on the advisory board for the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Don recently came to Boulder to spend time with our whole team. it was clear to us from his background that he would bring a unique perspective and a great deal of passion with him and everyone is excited to have him join our ranks.

Don just completed a whole series of Founder Information Sessions focused on the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator with the team from TechStars and Kaplan. Many founders had the chance to meet and interact with him. He has deep experience in the EdTech space and we are excited to have him onboard to run the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator program. If you’re considering an application, you have until April 14th, 2013 to submit your application. Time’s running out.