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Jay Kimmelman

Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer, Bridge International Academies

Jay Kimmelman is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge, a cloud-powered education provider in emerging markets. Jay is a leader in the field of education innovation, previously founding and running Edusoft, the leading educational software company providing assessment platforms to US public school districts. After selling Edusoft in 2004, Jay and his partner Shannon May founded Bridge to try to provide education to children in marginalised communities across the world. Bridge and Jay’s work has been recognised by the World Economic Forum in Davos where they were named as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year, by Goldman Sachs as Builders and Innovators, by the Economist Innovation Awards, WISE, CNBC and others. Jay received his BA in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard.

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