Meet the team: Betsy Corcoran

Betsy Corcoran, New Harmony Line board member, brings education’s best ideas to life. She heads Lede Ventures, which advises organizations at the intersection of technology and learning on the strategies and tactics for catalyzing innovation. She consults with C-level executives on how to foster vibrant teams that stress authenticity and transparency drawing on decades of experience in leading teams and in analyzing industry’s top leaders. In 2011, Betsy cofounded and served as CEO of EdSurge, an award-winning news and information hub for teachers, entrepreneurs and school leaders with a commitment to edtech. She was named a “Rock Star of Education.” In 2019, she negotiated its successful acquisition by ISTE, the International Society for Technology Education.

She writes regularly on the future of learning for sites including EdSurge and Protocol. Betsy is a well-known speaker and conference moderator as well as LinkedIn “Influencer.” She advises the Unboxing School Movement and the REMOTE Summit. She is a Fellow with the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program. Betsy served as Silicon Valley Bureau Chief for Forbes Media, helping establish its Midas List. She has received national recognition for her work as a journalist at organizations that include The Washington Post and Scientific American magazine. She has been a Fellow in the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has a B.A. in economics and math from Georgetown University.

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