Tag Archive: Heather Hiles

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    by Angie Chang

    8 Female Founders to Watch Disrupting Education with Technology

    Education is ripe for disruption, and women entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the movement.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    From the educational aspect of gamifying the improvement and education of people, the possibilities are endless – many apps and companies are popping up looking to educate people (kids, second/third career adults, and everyone in between) on computational thinking, financial literacy, etc.

    Traditional academic institutions are going online, starting with university courses on YouTube and ending with massively open online courses available free of charge to whoever wants. Online collaboration is possible for students located in different areas of the world, and textbooks are increasingly going digital.

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    by Angie Chang

    A City Of Doers: San Francisco – Where The World Changes (Video)

    We are a city of doers and dreamers, where change is the only constant – where we rewrite the rules of business.

    By Heather Hiles (Founder & CEO, Pathbrite)

    The City of San Francisco has joined with several partners to develop a short film designed to drive business attraction and growth in San Francisco, increase tourism, and showcase San Francisco as the innovation capital of the world. The film, and short vignettes, entitled “San Francisco: Where the World Changes”, features San Francisco-based business leaders and innovators

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    by Angie Chang

    Black Women In Tech? You Bet.

    FOCUS100 was the first time in history a conference united and celebrated black women technology entrepreneurs.

    By Zuhairah Scott Washington (Founder & CEO, Kahnoodle)

    I confess. When I first heard about FOCUS100, an event focused on black women in technology, I was a little skeptical. While I am always game to network with other women in the industry, I questioned how a conference focused on such a small segment of the tech community could yield big results for my business. Boy was I wrong!

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    by Angie Chang

    Pathbrite CEO Heather Hiles Shares Key Attributes Of Entrepreneurs

    Pathbrite raised $2.5M in Series A funding last month for the cloud-based digital portfolio platform.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Serial innovator Heather Hiles is the Founder and CEO of Pathbrite, helping people collect, track, and share a lifetime of experiences to bring you closer to your dream school, internship, or career.

    Last month, PathBrite raised $2.5M in Series A funding from Rethink Education with strategic investment from ACT, the college and career readiness assessment. The round brings total outside investment raised to just over $4M.

    We caught up with Heather for some her advice

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    by Angie Chang

    Heather Hiles, Changing Education Through Rrripple

    By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)

    Heather and I did not start out on the best foot.

    We were introduced by someone that I have the utmost respect for and would meet with anyone he introduced me to. Heather was coming to NYC and we had a date to meet. At the last minute, she wanted me to come meet her up at the Startl conference, which didn’t work for me.

    Her company was chosen as one of the top 10 companies at the event and I told her she would be a lot better off staying there and making contacts then she would meeting with me. Heather happened to see my husband speak at the event and asked me if I could help her get 15 minutes of his time. Perhaps a total knee jerk reaction on my part for a variety of reasons, but that