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John Gamba: Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor to Educational Technology Startups

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In this episode of the Jeff Bradbury Show Podcast, Jeff welcomes Penn GSE Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of the Gamba Foundation, John Gamba Jr. on the podcast to discuss the current state of education in this country, how Penn GSE is supporting entrepreneurs in EdTech, and the importance of creating a pathway for success for startups..

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About our Guest: John Gamba

John Gamba is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, funded and led several education technology ventures and non-profit organizations over his 30 year career. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gamba started his career as a strategy consultant for KPMG where he performed market research for NASA on the commercial development of space. Pursuing his passion for education, John co-founded PACE - The Partnership for Academic and Community Excellence. PACE was a school to home communications network that connected thousands of schools to millions of parents across the United States. PACE was eventually sold to NTI Group and then to Blackboard for $182 million, in an all cash transaction.

John currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of Innovative Programs at Catalyst @ Penn GSE where he mentors aspiring education entrepreneurs and oversees the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, now in its 15th year. The Milken competition has awarded $2 million dollars to 50 education entrepreneurs and those ventures have gone on to raise $200 million in follow-on capital.

John is an industry speaker and a mentor to several entrepreneurs in the global Education space. He's also an Ironman Triathlete, and qualified for the Half Ironman World Championships in Clearwater, Florida in 2010.

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In this episode of the Jeff Bradbury Show Podcast, Jeff welcomes Penn GSE Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of the Gamba Foundation, John Gamba Jr. on the podcast to discuss the current state of education in this country, how Penn GSE is supporting entrepreneurs in EdTech, and the importance of creating a pathway for success for startups..

If you are a new listener to TeacherCast, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today!

Follow Our Host


About our Guest: John Gamba

John Gamba is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, funded and led several education technology ventures and non-profit organizations over his 30 year career. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gamba started his career as a strategy consultant for KPMG where he performed market research for NASA on the commercial development of space. Pursuing his passion for education, John co-founded PACE - The Partnership for Academic and Community Excellence. PACE was a school to home communications network that connected thousands of schools to millions of parents across the United States. PACE was eventually sold to NTI Group and then to Blackboard for $182 million, in an all cash transaction.

John currently serves as Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of Innovative Programs at Catalyst @ Penn GSE where he mentors aspiring education entrepreneurs and oversees the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, now in its 15th year. The Milken competition has awarded $2 million dollars to 50 education entrepreneurs and those ventures have gone on to raise $200 million in follow-on capital.

John is an industry speaker and a mentor to several entrepreneurs in the global Education space. He's also an Ironman Triathlete, and qualified for the Half Ironman World Championships in Clearwater, Florida in 2010.

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Join Our PLN

Are you enjoying the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on Apple Podcasts today? I enjoy reading and sharing your comments on the podcast each week.

Let’s Work Together


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