Jeremy is a lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for leveraging technology to improve education. He founded his first company, a marketplace for virtual currency, at 15 and his second, a social network around the college admissions process, at 21 while a student at Princeton University. He left Princeton to lead the venture until its acquisition by Zinch in 2007. In 2008, at 24, Jeremy co-founded 2U with John Katzman (founder of the Princeton Review) and Chip Paucek (CEO of Hooked on Phonics), leveraging digital innovations to bring top tier education online. At 2U, Jeremy has worn multiple hats, including Chief Technology Officer (2008-2009), Chief Marketing Officer (2010-2012), and Chief Strategy Officer (2012-present).
Outside of 2U, Jeremy is a friend and lover of all things “start-up.” He serves on the board of The Young Entrepreneur Council
, which combats youth underemployment through entrepreneurship, and invests in and mentors early stage ventures looking to change the world. He has spoken on education and entrepreneurship at the White House and Congress, at universities and conferences around the world, and on NBC, ABC, FOX and CNBC.
Highlighting his work at 2U, Jeremy has also been featured on both the Forbes
and Inc Magazine
“30 Under 30” lists and was named one of the “30 Most Influential Entrepreneurs”
in 2011 and 2012 by Under30 CEO.
Finally, an avid foodie, Jeremy probably has a handful of restaurant recommendations for you. If he isn’t working late into the night with his team, he can likely be found exploring the culinary landscape of whatever strange land he finds himself in.
Iyinoluwa is a Nigerian serial entrepreneur with several years of experience running social ventures in the education technology and publishing space. When he was 18, he worked as an intern with the World Youth Alliance in the United Nations Headquarters. Then he went on to run one of Canada’s largest student owned publishing houses, Imprint Publications as President of the Board. Prior to Fora, Iyinoluwa helped found and run Bookneto Inc, an social e-learning platform for University professors to independently teach online courses. Bookneto Inc. was acquired in 2013. Iyinoluwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Iyinoluwa is a recipient of several awards and honors including the John C Holland Award for Youth Leadership (awarded by JC Holland Foundation in 2010), Nigeria’s top 20 under 20 (awarded by Ynaija! in 2011) and World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012.
Ian has spent the last 6 years building education technology companies with his previous 2 startups; LearnVille and Getting Social. He has gained invaluable experience building products and leading both technical and business teams over 10 years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Ian has a background in Computer Science and Digital Enterprise Management from University of Toronto as well as Visual Design from Sheridan College. His passion for user experience coupled with his desire to help people succeed, drives his vision of shaping the world through education.
Nadayar is an avid builder of technology with a penchant for getting things done, well. He has industry experience building enterprise software for the likes of OpenText, PTC, Bnotions and has worked closely with major tech leaders in Toronto. While not aggressively spewing away top notch code on his computer, Nadayar can be found on the soccer field not giving up his dream of being a sports star. Nadayar has a Computer Science and Business degree from the University of Waterloo.