NY EdTech Meetup Gets New Organizers

NY EdTech Meetup Gets New Organizers

Dec 3, 2014

PASSING OF THE TORCH: The NY EdTech Meetup, one of the earliest gatherings--and currently the largest with over 4,000 members--will be passing the baton. Previously run by Tom Krieglstein (who also works at Swiftkick), Sharon LaDay (Macmillan New Ventures) and Adam Aronson (Pearson), the New York group will continue its monthly gatherings under the leadership of Kathy Benemann (founder and CEO of Kiyo Consulting) and Michelle Dervan (Pearson's Director of Strategic Partnerships).

Triangle Below Canal details the transition and shares reflections from Krieglstein and LaDay on the New York community and how "organizing an EdTech Meetup is a lot of work"--especially with day jobs. (Emphasis in original. And yep--we second that!) "It's not dissimilar to a startup," Krieglstein said, adding that:

It is not about getting credit for it, but about building the platform. If everyone is achieving levels of success, then the nest grows and we all achieve. It pays back dividends.
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