Forbes 30 under 30: Education Features WriteLab, Coursera, and More

We’re excited to announce the winners of what is possibly the most eagerly anticipated educational award of the new year: the Who’s Who of overachievers…the Miss Universe pageant of brains…the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30: education edition.

For the humble teachers and (even humbler) entrepreneurs of edtech, recognition is hard to come by. So it’s with a hearty round of applause and just a touch of envy that we share the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 for education list.

Drumroll please.

2016 Forbes 30 Under 30: Education

Matthew Ramirez—cofounder, WriteLab

Milagros Barsallo—cofounder, RISE Colorado

Andrew Colchagoff—cofounder, Gingkotree

David Comisford—founder, EduSourced

Connor Diemand-Yauman—Corporate Partnerships Lead, Coursera

Maggie Dunne—founder, Lakota Children’s Enrichment

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca—founder, DREAMers RoadMap

Sarah Filman—VP, Curriculum, Code.org

Libby Fischer—CEO, Whetstone Education

Peter Gault—cofounder, Quill

Advait Shinde, Aza Steel—cofounders, GoGuardian

Zach Latta, Jonathan Leung—cofounders, Hack Club

Constance Iloh—Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Irvine

Mary Jo Madda–senior editor, EdSurge

Logan Cohen, Trevor Wilkins—cofounders, Kudzoo

Eric Lavin—founding manager, Aspen Ventures

Rebecca Liebman—cofounder, LearnLux

Heejae Lim—founder, Talking Points

Amy Lin—cofounder, Blendspace

Kate Machtiger—senior analyst, Luminary Labs

Gabriel Nakashima—founder, Charter Substitute Teacher Network

Marcus Noel—founder, Heart of Man

Christopher Pedregal—cofounder, Socratic

Jerelyn Rodriguez—cofounder, The Knowledge House

Chelsey Roebuck—cofounder, ELITE Education

Carissa Romero—cofounder, PERTS

Aneesh Sohoni—project director, TNTP

Charlie Stigler—cofounder, Zaption

Cassandra Tognoni—cofounder, BookReport

Esther Tricoche—associate partner, NewSchools Venture Fund

Congratulations to all the young edtech entrepreneurs who made the list! We can only hope that you inspire even more young educators and professionals step up to the place to innovate education in the year to come.

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Forbes 30 Under 30: Education

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.