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Mr. Stephen Gilfus

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MarketingEntrepreneurstartupsnonprofitspublic speakingResearchOrganizational DevelopmentMarketing StrategyTrainingLeadershipManagementAnalysisStrategySocial MediaEntrepreneurshipVenture CapitalManagement ConsultingMarket ResearchSaaSProgram ManagementSocial NetworkingTeachingBusiness PlanningChange ManagementHigher EducationLeadership DevelopmentProcess ImprovementStaff DevelopmentStrategic PlanningStrategic PartnershipsProduct ManagementAnalyticsEnterprise SoftwareExecutive ManagementContent ManagementProgram DevelopmentE-LearningCurriculum DevelopmentEducational Technology

Founder Blackboard Inc., EdTech Investor, Venture Capitalist, Inventor, Industry Advisor, EDUpreneur, Change Agent

Washington D.C. Metro AreaE-learning
Current
  • Member Board of Directors @ Subject Matter - Expert Knowledge Networks
  • Member Board of Directors @ MindRocket Media Group
  • EdTech Advisor and Venture Partner @ NextGen Venture Partners
  • Venture Partner and Advisor @ New Markets Venture Partners
  • Managing Partner @ Gilfus Venture Partners
  • President and CEO @ Gilfus Venture Partners
  • Executive Liason @ Gilfus Venture Partners
  • Investor and Advisor @ Wedding Wire
  • Founder @ CourseInfo
  • Cornell Entrepreneurship Advisory Council Board Member @ Cornell University
  • Club Founder @ Cornell Entrepreneur Organization

Summary

Stephen is known as a "father of modern day eLearning", as the primary business, and technical lead of Blackboard Inc. one of the world's most widely used eLearning systems.

Stephen is an education visionary, serial entrepreneur, business leader, and noted software designer and inventor. He sits on the board of several educational technology venture backed companies, is an Venture Partner in a number of EdTech funds and networks, and provides counsel to CEO's of education companies and President's of academic institutions.

Gilfus launched a distinguished career as an inventor and founder of CourseInfo/DC based Blackboard Inc. and a principal designer of the company's platforms and products.

Dec 1997 - Declaration of Academic Course Management (now Learning Management)
"It's a Web course-management tool," explains Stephen Gilfus, "The entire structure is set up to provide areas where you can input your own information. It supports all file types, including multimedia." http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/18739/title/UCLA-Taking-A-Leading-Role-In-Mandating-Cyberlearning/

His work with educational institutions, leading industry publishers, technology partners, industry investors and standards bodies has helped facilitate Global educational opportunities and the development of online learning capacity.

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