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Thursday, February 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Innovations in Distance Learning

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Caribu is an award-winning education platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors to read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. We are "FaceTime meets Kindle", for kids. An in-app bookstore has hundreds of books in six languages, and educational workbooks from leading children’s publishers focused on ages 0-7. The result is an engaging experience in a carefully designed, curated, and secure platform where future growth markets will include language-learning and tutoring. Reading with toddlers for at least 20 minutes a day is crucial to building a strong literacy foundation. With Caribu, any trusted adult can ensure that children are receiving the daily dose of their literacy diet no matter how far apart they are. Caribu was named one of the 'Top Ten EdTech companies to watch' in Forbes and is free for currently serving military families. Use the promo code TECHSTARS to try Caribu for free for one month.

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Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →

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Robert Blacklidge

Founder & CEO, Course Align
Robert recently launched Course Align, Course Align empowers educators to create data driven curriculum that clearly aligns to evolving business needs. Through the data-driven platform Course Align identifies the local market job needs: who's hiring, what skills they need, and how... Read More →
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Carolyn Gachet, Esq.

Founder, Zip Bar Review
Carolyn Gachet, Esq., is the founder of Zip Bar Review. She is a Florida lawyer but her career has focused on eLearning because distance learning is her passion. She previously worked at Florida Virtual School and she was the top online Chemistry Teacher for the 2010 - 2011 year... Read More →
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Jeramy Gatza

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research and Discovery Office, Florida Virtual School
Jeramy Gatza is the leads the Enterprise Research and Discovery Office for Florida Virtual School. With more that 18 years in education as a teacher, administrator, and product designer, Jeramy has worn many hats as he continues to lead a team of creative developers charged with... Read More →
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Lindsey Tropf

Founder and CEO, Immersed Games
Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., is the Founder & CEO of Immersed Games. Before founding Immersed Games, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in School Psychology, with a specialization in Program Evaluation and a Minor in Research & Evaluation Methodology, with expertise... Read More →
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Maxeme Tuchman

CEO & CoFounder, Caribu
Maxeme Tuchman - CEO & Co-Founder, Caribu (Caribu.co)Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu Inc., an education technology company that help parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. Maxeme was most recently... Read More →


Thursday February 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Station House - Lobby 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701