(BIG IDEA Series) How Civitas Learning Plans To Disrupt Higher Education — with Charles Thornburgh

Today’s guest is Charles Thornburgh. Charles is the founder and CEO of Civitas Learning, a startup that is focused on bringing predictive analytics to higher education. This interview is a part of the BIG IDEA Series where I will interview entrepreneurs, from around the world, that are tackling huge opportunities.

In this episode, I am going to talk with Charles about where the idea for Civitas Learning came from and what he’s doing to get it off the ground.

Enjoy!

About Charles

Charles Thornburgh Civitas Learning

Charles discovered a passion for education while teaching high school students on the weekends during his undergraduate days at Stanford, and upon graduating translated that passion into the founding of multiple education start-ups. These early ventures included ClickSafety.com, an online safety training company, and Testakers.com, the first rich-media, diagnostic and prescriptive test prep tutoring application online. In 2002 his business was acquired by Kaplan, where he spent the next nine years as an in-house entrepreneur, launching several edtech businesses in the K12 and higher education markets.

Charles is a two-time CODiE Award recipient for excellence in software development and a former director on the Education Board of the Software & Information Industry Association. He speaks at educational conferences around the country when he’s not at home in Austin, Texas enjoying time with his wife, son and dog.


Connect With Charles

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/charles-thornburgh/0/405/146
http://www.civitaslearning.com/
https://twitter.com/CivitasLearning

 

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