Monthly Archives: January 2012

Providence Geeks video podcast: Josh Silverman of StudyEgg


We featured Josh Silverman of StudyEgg at the January 2012 Providence Geek Dinner, where he talked about what they are doing to replace 18th century pedagogy with personalized, interactive learning tools. We caught up with Josh after his talk to learn more. [Video link]


January Geek Dinner, Wed. the 18th 5:30 – 8pm featuring StudyEgg

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2011, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

Welcome back, everyone. We look forward to seeing you next week at the first Providence Geek Dinner of 2012!

With educational costs soaring and performance…ummm…not, e-learning is heating up to become what many believe will be a trillion (yes, with a T) dollar worldwide industry. Providence-based StudyEgg is gearing up to take a bite of that apple.

StudyEgg aims to replace 18th century pedagogy with personalized, interactive learning tools – think study guides on steroids.

At the January Geek Dinner, Co-Founder & CEO Josh Silverman – backed up by Co-Founders Jason Urton (CTO) and Bill DeRusha (CMO) – will give an overview of StudyEgg including its short, but interesting history to date (pivots!), and the first public look at its new product (already producing revenue!)

See you soon!

Disclosure: Disclosure: I’m a Partner at Betaspring, and we have a small investment in StudyEgg.

Please RSVP at Facebook – and while you’re there please join our Facebook group. And if you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, with your name and affiliation.

As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 30 min presentation/q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great)
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.