The Big Pivot

THE CLACO CONNECTION: Eric Simons has the true grit of an entrepreneur. He quit school to work on his original edtech idea, ClassConnect, and became part of the first cohort at Imagine K12. ClassConnect aimed to help teachers create Common Core standards-aligned curriculum and share it with others. When he ran out of cash, he couch surfed in the building where Imagine K12 was located until he was napped by grumpy building executives.

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