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Educelerate IX: School as a Service

Through all the excitement over "MOOCs", an earlier generation of disruptive online education players has already managed to create a truly massive market in terms of both students and revenue. This model has been termed "Schools as a Service" and has seen two particularly exciting investor exits this past year.

And, of particular excitement for our Educelerants, three of the leading players in this market happen to be headquartered in Chicago.

Join us as for one of the best education entrepreneurship panels to be organized all year.

Panelists will include:

  • Craig Pines, CEO of Deltak, which supports over 100 online degree programs for partners including Purdue University, Butler University and Gonzaga University (and just sold to Wiley & Sons for $220 million).
  • Steve Fireng, CEO of EmbanetCompass, which supports over 35 universities and colleges including Vanderbilt University, University of Southern California, and Boston University (and just sold to Pearson for $650 million).
  • Joe Diamond, CEO and founder of All Campus, which supports over 15 online programs from not for profit universities and over 150 for-profit partners.
  • Dan Briggs, CEO of Orbis Education, which supports over a half-dozen not for profit universities to expand existing healthcare degree programs in partnership with leading national hospital networks.

Our moderator will be Corey Greendale, vice president at First Analysis, where he specializes in research and investment in education, including publishing the seminal report "School as a Service: The next big thing in the education industry."

This event will also be broadcast as a Live Google Hangout. If you cannot attend in person, please add this Hangout Event to your schedule:

And, as always, each and every Educelerate meetup is recorded and podcast on

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  • Christopher N.

    Awesome panelists with a wealth of market insights

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Jesus K.

    This was a great event!

    February 21, 2013

  • Leonard S.

    double booked

    February 20, 2013

  • Christopher N.

    @Mike, the meet-up will be podcast on our website, as always. And as noted in the description, this will be streamed live via Google Hangouts On-Air.

    February 14, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 14, 2013

  • Tina W.

    I am the Director of Product Engineering for a custom software and mobile app company based in Evanston. We specialize in education and assessment applications. I'm interested to hearing more on this SaaS.

    February 12, 2013

  • Christopher N.

    Dear Educelerants,

    Given the recent spate of no-shows and the high demand for this particular panel, I am enforcing the $0.99 pre-pay to try and ensure the limited spots do go to those who will attend.

    For those that I un-registered, please do sign up and pay to confirm your attendance.

    Thank you for understanding.

    December 13, 2012

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