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Thursday, April 5 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Big Ideas in Education Entrepreneurship

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 Big ideas abound in the education ecosystem. The trouble is, finding a platform to share and act on those ideas can be tough for budding edupreneurs. Join us for happy hour + a series of short, Ted Talk-style pitches of big ideas in education.

Moderators
avatar for Jayda Batchelder

Jayda Batchelder

Founding Executive Director, Education Opens Doors
Jayda Batchelder serves as the Founding Executive Director of Education Opens Doors, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization whose vision is to ensure students will pursue their limitless potential, ultimately eliminating educational inequity.  As Executive Director, Jayda leads strategic... Read More →
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Ashley Bryan Flores

Vice President and Education Strategist, HKS, Inc.
Ashley is an experienced education leader who likes to solve problems and build things from the ground-up. She has a track record of imagining and launching new ideas (+ helping others to do the same), building community in pursuit of a collective vision, and managing teams to help... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Aiken

Ben Aiken

CEO, Gateway to Great Outdoors
Ben Aiken is the co-founder and Dallas-Fort Worth Director of the outdoor education non-profit, Gateway to the Great Outdoors.  He attended Washington University in St. Louis where he received his BA in Architecture as well as minors in Environmental Engineering, and Education. Growing... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Rieth Austin

Maggie Rieth Austin

Director of Education, Dallas Comedy House
Hailing from Rochester, New York, Maggie Rieth Austin is a Texan by choice and a writer, director, actress, and educator by trade. A proud graduate of the Dallas Comedy House (DCH) Training Center, she now serves as the Director of Education for the theater, as well as an instructor... Read More →
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Jon Schick Barton

Co-Founder, SPURstartup
As the Co-Founder of SPURstartup, Jon directs all things tech, design, and branding. Since launching, Jon has published two online entrepreneurship courses and created The Founder's Journal, a tool for founders to track their progress and navigate the future. He is also a freelance... Read More →
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Martha Bujanda

Marsh Preparatory Academy, Principal
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Michael Gayles

Founding Principal, IGNITE Middle School, DISD
Michael grew up the youngest of six children and was raised by his loving parents, Edward and Doris Gayles, on the urban east side of Buffalo, NY. He graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. He then went on to earn an M.D. form... Read More →
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Dave Monaco

Head of School, Parish Episcopal School
Dave Monaco became Parish Episcopal School’s third Head of School in July, 2009 as the school prepared to conclude its first decade as a Pre-K-12 college preparatory school following 30 years as a leading Episcopal day school serving students through grade 6. | | As Parish Episcopal... Read More →
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Celeste Perez

Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Celeste Perez is a Dallas native and former graduate of Stephen F Austin School of Theatre. She is on the marketing team at Arts Mission Oak Cliff and is also involved in the local theatre community.


Thursday April 5, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mac's Southside 1701 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215