StevenShapiro

Steve brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Academic Merit. Steve had launched four different successful start-ups, ranging from K-12 intervention in urban school districts, tutoring and test prep, adult workforce development and international student exchange. In addition to his numerous entrepreneurial ventures, Steve is an adviser and angel investor for a number of other EdTech start-ups and is an active angel in Launchpad Venture Group and Cornell Red Bear Angels. Steve currently guides Academic Merit’s strategy and has successfully helped the company pivot to engage a number of nationally recognized partners. Additionally, he is on a never-ending mission to ensure that education technology is flawlessly implemented at the school level. Steve has both a BS and MBA from Cornell University and is currently on sabbatical from the M.Ed and Ed.D program at UMass Boston.