Steve Shapiro brings over 20 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. Steve guides Academic Merit’s strategy and business development so that more K-12 districts can reap the benefits of our virtuous cycle of tools. 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 in the M.Ed and Ed.D program at UMass Boston.