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Curiosityville

Curiosityville,a personalized learning platform for kids 3-8,builds core skills for success in school & life with powerful parent feedback

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Cockeysville, MD, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website curiosityville.com

Company Summary

Curiosityville, a powerful character based personalized learning platform for 3 to 8 year olds, was founded by Susan Magsamen, an award-winning learning expert. The research-based program incorporates narrative & storytelling, arts & play integration, sensory experiences, learning management system, & parent engagement while it fills the gap in early learning with a solid revenue model; online subscriptions, mobile apps, retail sales, & licensing

Team

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    Susan Magsamen
    CEO, Founder

    Susan is the Director of Interdisciplinary Partnerships at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Brain Sciences Institute; Co-Founder of Johns Hopkins Neuro-Education Initiative; President of the Board of Ultimate Block Party and the Learning Resource Network; an award-winning author; former Founder and CEO of FamilyStories; and former Founder and CEO of Curiosity Kits.

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    Lee Allison Scott
    Business Development

    Lee Scott, Advisor and Business Development Director, was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Primrose Schools and is currently the Chair of Education Advisory Board for The Goddard School. Her past clients include Sylvan Learning Systems, Children’s Progress (CPAA), Connect with Kids, and Discovery School.

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    Meredith Callanan
    Advisor- Marketing

    Meredith Callanan, advisor and founding investor and has been supportive in developing the marketing and brand development strategies. Ms. Callanan is the Director of Corporate Marketing at T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., a Trustee of T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation, and a member of the corporate advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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    Kristy Calo
    Director Education & Research

    Kristy Calo, PhD, Education and Research Director, was Professor and Early Childhood Education Program Director at Hood College; Marketing Director at National Geographic School Publishing; a district administrator in curriculum and professional development; a Title I School Administrator; and a former educational consultant.

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    Withers Davis
    Technology Director

    Withers Davis, Uplifted Technology & Development Partners Specialists
    Withers and his team support the development team and are experts in web technology, design, media/marketing, application development, PHP, and the Symfony framework.

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    Henry Harbin
    Advisor-Business Development

    Henry Harbin, advisor, a founding investor in Curiosityville and nationally-known board certified psychiatrist who has been both CEO and Chairman of Magellan Health and consults with a number of companies and serves on state and national advisory entities.

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    Mike Gibson
    Creative Director

    Mike Gibson, Creative and Technology Director, was President of Gibson Creative Partners (Interactive Services); Creative Resources Director at Firaxis Games (SidMeier’s Pirates!, Civilization III, and SimGolf,); Director of Creative Resources at Disney Interactive; and Art Director at Sanctuary Woods Multimedia.

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    Nancy Grasmick
    Advisor

    Nancy Grasmick, PhD, Maryland’s first female state superintendent of schools, known for her strong focus on student achievement, teacher quality, &public school funding. In 2010, the College Board awarded her the national William U. Harris Award of Excellence & the National Art Education Association honored her with Distinguished Service, Outside the Profession Award. Dr. Grasmick is a presidential scholar at Towson University.

Advisors

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    Newt Fowler, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP
    Lawyer
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    John Kenneally, CPA, Kenneally & Company
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Frank Bonsal II, Bonsal Capital LLC
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    Frank Dickson, Dept of Business & Economic Development, Maryland
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    Brian Rogers, CEO and President T.Rowe Price
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