We're excited to announce that we've been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Citi Innovation Challenge! This is the second year of the event which takes place during NBC's Education Nation Summit and rewards the winner with a $100,000 prize. Last year, Class Dojo vaunted to world attention in part through the exposure it received by winning the Citi Innovation Challenge and getting time on NBC's "TODAY" show. Amazing right? Pathrite's CEO, Heather Hiles and our super intern Janette Phan, will be participating in numerous "challenges" along with the other finalists No Red Ink and readIMAGINE. They'll be required to pitch the the benefits of their applications to students, teachers and leaders in the business community.
The event will be broadcast on various NBC News outlets, online and via social media. The summit begins September 23 and ends with the pitch competition of the 25th where all 3 companies will present in front of a panel of judges which includes -- Craig Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel; Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, Washington DC Public Schools; Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, The Aspen Institute; and Mark Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Citi Holdings.
We'll be blogging about Heather and Janette's experience in real time so be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for news. For in-depth coverage and news on the summit and the Innovation Challenge vist the Education Nation website.