September 17th, 2014

 When: Wednesday September 17th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Loeb & Loeb
345 Park Ave
New York, NY 10154

Don’t miss this opportunity to talk EdTech with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration.

Keynote Speaker:
Stephen Gilfus, Gilfus Investments

Stephen Gilfus launched a distinguished career as a founder of DC based Blackboard Inc. and principal designer of the company’s platforms and products. 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. He has provided leadership strategies to some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions and world publishers as the primary author of the “Educational Technology Framework”, a model used to guide hundreds of academic institutions to contemplate organizational, technological, and social impact of educational technologies on schools, districts, educational organizations and institutions.


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 left Blackboard in late 2008 to become an independent advisor to the industry. Blackboard was sold to Providence Equity for $1.6B.

As an education visionary, serial entrepreneur, business leader, and noted software designer and inventor he works closely with industry investors providing guidance in portfolio management and investment due diligence with strategic eLearning investments up to $80m. He sits on the board of several educational technology venture backed companies.
Stephen frequently visits Department of Education convening’s at the White House to provide guidance to the Department of Education for innovative student success strategies.


His new firm provides unbiased and independent education industry insights and strategic guidance to education businesses, education institutions and industry investors.

Presenting Companies:

Nutmeg helps schools and districts raise their test scores by using assessment data to better individualize education for each student.  Our proprietary technology allows schools to more effectively use assessment data from either a) legacy assessment software or b) our own assessment solution.  What teachers and students love most aboutNutmeg is that we leverage this data to give students Open Education Resources targeted to areas they struggle with and then offer students additional practice tests when they are ready. Nutmeg then reports this data back to teachers & school leaders to show students’ real-time progress.  We provide our core assessment platform free to teachers and up-sell schools/districts .  We believe this bottom-up approach to adoption is critical to the K-12 market.

TeachBoost is a teacher effectiveness platform that makes it easy to use the evaluation process to improve professional development and build capacity within schools and districts. Designed in collaboration with NYC principals and currently used by 20% of NYC schools, we create opportunities for meaningful interactions among teachers and administrators through our collaborative portal, creating a safe space for teachers to collaborate with, and learn from, their peers.

Book&Table is an educational marketplace for people to create, discover, and purchase personalized courses. Through Book&Table, you search for subjects and skills you’re interested in learning, share your unique goals with selected educators, and receive a hand crafted course made just for you. Your personalized course is simply a set of in-person lessons with your educator-with scheduled meeting times and locations-and shared supplemental resources to help you achieve your learning goals. Whether it’s enrolling in a two hour crash course for a biology exam, 5 lessons to prepare for the GMAT, or 20 lessons to become fluent in French, our community of like-minded teachers, professional tutors, and advanced students all share a common goal of creating and implementing the best educational content for your particular learning needs.



5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Registration
6:15 – 6:30 p.m. Introduction, Joe Daniels, partner, Loeb & Loeb
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Keynote speaker: Stephen Gilfus, Gilfus Investments
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Presentations by:
Jon Modica,  Founder and CEO, Nutmeg Education
Jason DeRoner, Co-Founder & CEO, TeachBoost
Maurice Wright, Co-Founder & President, Book & Table
8:00- 9:00 p.m. Networking


Space is limited. Register today!

Sponsored by:

Organized by:
 Saddlerock Advisors

Registration subject to verification of credentials. We do not accept registrations from individuals or companies that we deem to offer competitive services.