Heather Gilchrist is the Founder of and Program Director at Socratic Labs. Located in New York City, Socratic Labs is part accelerator program for learning technology startups and part community for educational technology companies and all stakeholders in education.
Heather was the founding Director of Academics at Grockit, the social learning company behind the world’s first massively multiplayer online learning game (and its newest product, Learnist). Her journey with Grockit served as entry point to the world of startups and edtech.
Prior to Grockit, Heather was a Master Teacher and Trainer for Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions. During her time there, she wrote curriculum for both the LSAT and LSAT Extreme courses and worked on revisions to the multinational organization’s teacher training program.
She has served as the curator of Startup Digest EDU; co-organizer of the New Jersey Tech Meetup; a member of the Executive Committee of the newly formed Entrepreneurship Alliance of the Georgetown University Alumni Association; and organizer of Startup Weekend EDU New York City. Heather also advises a number of early stage startups.