Working on an education startup? Want to know more about the EdTech ecosystem and how it works? Eileen Rudden, cofounder of LearnLaunch — an education innovation hub that provides support for the creation and growth of EdTech and learning companies in New England — introduces attendees to important patterns, common accelerators, funders, and key trends shaping the industry.
Speaker: Eileen Rudden
Eileen is an established leader and board member in both the education and technology sectors. She is the co-founder of LearnLaunch, an organization that provides support for the creation and growth of education technology and learning companies in New England, and LearnLaunchX, Boston’s education technology accelerator. Previously, Eileen served as Chief Officer, College and Career Preparation, at Chicago Public Schools, where she led the efforts of the third largest public school system in the U.S. to ensure that its 400,000 students are college and career ready. Eileen was a 2009 Broad Fellow and graduate of the Broad Superintendent’s Academy, and currently serves on the boards of KnowledgeWorks and the Achievement Network.Eileen also has 25 years of experience in the software industry. She was the Board Chair of SoundBite Communications, Inc., and formerly led the Unified Communications Division at Avaya Inc., a Fortune 500 business communications provider. At IBM’s Lotus Software unit, Eileen was senior vice president and general manager responsible for Lotus Notes and Same Time. She was CEO of FairMarket, Inc., and started her career at The Boston Consulting Group. Eileen received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her BA from Brown University, where she served as a Trustee.