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Steve Shapiro Discusses Angels And VCs

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  • Date Added : 4/16/2016
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Steve Shapiro

  • CEO, Academic Merit
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1962 (Age: 58 years old)
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
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Steve Shapiro is the CEO of Academic Merit. Prior to this role, 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. Steve Shapiro has both a BS and MBA from Cornell University.

So I'm a little biased because I am an angel and I deal with a lot of VCs. But, you know, in the angel groups that I'm in, to a person, I see people who are very passionate about entrepreneurism. And they're smart investors but, at the same time, they are somewhat betting a little with their heart...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Steve Shapiro videos

Video 1 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Staying In Touch With Customers
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 2 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Challenges When Customers Are Constrained By Budgets
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 18 sec.
Video 3 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Value Propositions
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 2 sec.
Video 4 of 17 Steve Shapiro Shares Thoughts on Lean Startup Concept
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 5 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Misunderstandings About Educational Technology Industry
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 2 sec.
Video 6 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Company, Academic Merit
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 2 min. 7 sec.
Video 7 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Barriers To Entry In K-12 Educational Technology Market
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 27 sec.
Video 8 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Business Models Ideas
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 9 of 17 Steve Shapiro States Importance of Being Aware Of The False Positives
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
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  • 0 min. 57 sec.
Video 10 of 17 Steve Shapiro Offers Advice To Entrepreneurs
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 25 sec.
Video 11 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Angels And VCs
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 2 min. 18 sec.
Video 12 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Importance Of Opening Doors
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 4 sec.
Video 13 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Pitching
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 3 min. 18 sec.
Video 14 of 17 Steve Shapiro Offers Advice To Early Stage Startups
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
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Video 15 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Importance Of Perseverance
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
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Video 16 of 17 Steve Shapiro Discusses Struggling With Focus
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
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  • 0 min. 45 sec.
Video 17 of 17 Steve Shapiro States It Is A Great Time To Be An Entrepreneur
  • Steve Shapiro - Interview - Academic Merit
  • 5/17/16
  • Steve Shapiro
  • 1 min. 9 sec.

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