Educational Entrepreneurship

June 6, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

590 Sutter Street

590 Sutter Street, San Francisco, C 94102

Children and young adults are incredibly diverse in their learning styles, strengths, and career aims. However, many of them are underserved by our education system which insists on treating everyone the same. How can we create a marketplace that allows families the agency to pursue educational alternatives, encourages entrepreneurs to create innovative ways of teaching and learning, and makes education accessible and equitable for all students?

Join AFF-SF and the Pacific Research Institute’s Young Leaders Circle for an evening of networking and a fireside chat on “Educational Entrepreneurship,” featuring education thought-leaders who are rethinking what school should be and helping students prepare for the future of jobs in our rapidly changing economy.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Micheal Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry High School Network, and Danielle Strachman, a general partner at the 1517 Fund.

Tickets are just $10 and include appetizers and drinks! RSVP today.


More about our speakers:

Micheal Strong is the the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry High School Network and one of the most experienced designers of innovative school programs in the U.S. His projects include Montessori secondary school program design at The Judson Montessori School (San Antonio), The Emerson School (Palo Alto), and Hacienda School (Pleasanton). Another of Michael’s projects, Moreno Valley High School, a Paideia charter high school in Angel Fire, New Mexico, was ranked the 36th best public high school in the U.S. by Newsweek in its 3rd year of operation.

Danielle Strachman is a general partner, 1517 Fund. In 2010, during the founding of the Thiel Fellowship, Danielle joined to lead the design and operations. She is the visionary behind the Thiel Summit series that has been attended by some 2000 young entrepreneurs. Previous to her work with Peter Thiel, Danielle founded and directed Innovations Academy in San Diego, a K-8 charter school serving 350 students, with a focus on student- led project based learning and other alternative programs.