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Karen A. Sorensen

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and CEO, 21st Century Education, Inc.. previous Founder of Processingtec, Inc

Founder and CEO, 21st Century Education, Inc.. previous Founder of Processingtec, Inc

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

21st Century Education, Inc.
Edutainment Business Training

Positions

Founder and CEO 21st Century Education, Inc. November 2008 - present
Communications Chair, SIG- Mobile Learning ISTE September 2009 - June 2013
Co-Founder Edutainment Business Training November 2008 - December 2009
PTO President and Treasurer Brown International Academy May 2007 - March 2009
Adjunct Faculty- Teacher Education Edtech Metropolitan State College of Denver January 2000 - August 2002
Multimedia Faculty Member/Assistant Director SFS, Financial Planner/Director Continuing Education EDMC March 1992 - January 2001

Education

University of Northern Colorado Educational Technology 1998 - 1999
Gateway High School

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • E-Commerce
  • • Recruiting
  • • Big data
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Database Management
  • • Mobile Apps
  • • Mobile Technologies
  • • Technical Recruiting
  • • User Interface Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Edtech • E-Learning • Mobile learning • Staff Development • Instructional technology

Key Accomplishments

Really passionate about changing education and feel that mobile devices will be the great equalizer. I have been in the education field in some capacity for 20 years--college administrator, e-learning development, social media/learning consultant, educator--per-service teachers and machine learning, parent leader, education technology advocate, P21 professional development provider, and recognized Intel Education Visionary. I have had several business over the years, some really successful some not. One thing I learned from the not so successful startups is you must have a passion for the product and service, otherwise it is dead when you get out the door.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work with smart co-founders that are not consultant types, but doer's. They have multi-disciplinary talents that they bring to the table. They don't have to look or be like me, so they can bring a new dimension to the world around me. They need to be able to act quick, and not get frustrated with obstacles but see them as opportunities. I like to hack ideas, fast

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Ashley Talbert Ed.M./M.A.T
Director of Marketing and School Development, Academic Solutions for Kids.
Hi Howard
Executive Director, Front Range Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Previously Program Officer, The Piton Foundation.

Jaymes Hines
We worked together
Jaymes has visionary abilities that are rare to find, taking big complicated problems and breaking them down until he finds paths and relati ... onships to the answers. He has a certain showmanship which is a great asset in being able to market and promote the idea/product/service/event once he has found the path that he wants to pursue.

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