The State of Higher Education - A Discussion with Verto Education’s Co-founder, Ben Welbourn

Wednesday, July 22nd, 5:30 PM EST

Students, families, and faculty around the world are anxiously waiting for detailed plans of what’s to come this Fall. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened a range of alternative opportunities for families: gap years, extended internships, and alternative education programs.

In this webinar, Strawberry Creek Ventures’ Managing Partner, Peter Loukianoff addresses a unique alternative program from within the Strawberry Creek portfolio – Verto Education. We’ll spotlight the work of Ben Welbourn, Verto’s Co-founder, and will address what Verto’s platform offers for students and universities.

During the webinar, we will cover:

  • An introduction to Verto Education
  • The unique problem Verto Education is solving
  • Immediate and long term impacts of COVID on Higher Education and how Verto has adapted
  • How parents and college administrators can benefit from Verto
  • Q&A from our Audience

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About Your Presenters

Peter Loukianoff, Managing Partner - Strawberry Creek Ventures

Peter Loukianoff, Managing Partner - Strawberry Creek Ventures

Peter has 20+ years of experience as a business innovator, leader, and investor in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia. He is a member of the Forbes Global CEO network; has served on numerous boards and done business in 40+ countries. He was Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co., a Co-founder and seed investor of Silicon Valley Data Science, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital, and a partner at Alloy Ventures. Previously, he was a founding member and operating executive with several startups. Peter is a co-inventor of several patented mobile messaging technologies and earned an MBA and BS in Engineering from UC Berkeley. Notable Deals: Yandex (IPO), Xactly (IPO), Qik (acq. by Skype) and Silicon Valley Data Science (acq. by Apple).

Ben Welbourn, Co-Founder - Verto Education

Ben Welbourn, Co-Founder - Verto Education

Ben Welbourn is the COO, Co-founder, and VP of Enrollment at Verto Education. Before joining the field of experiential education, he taught at a primarily Dominican-American school outside of Boston. Ben has since overseen international program development, student outreach and recruitment, and business development for a number of student travel organizations including Rustic Pathways and Winterline Global Education. Ben earned his degree in international relations from the College of Wooster in Ohio – now a partner of Verto Education.

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Webinar: The State of Higher Education
A Discussion with Verto Education’s Co-founder, Ben Welbourn

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