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Open School EduTech Corp

Our web and tablet app creates elegant digital portfolios that showcase the quality of student work and promotes authentic assessment.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Queens, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

One of the biggest problems in education today revolves around how students are assessed and how that information informs decision-making. OpenSchool ePortfolio provides an authentic alternative to narrow assessments that presently drive education. It motivates students and teachers by allowing them to showcase their real achievements. Our customers are public and private school districts in the US and abroad.


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    Steven Zimmerman

    Steve Zimmerman was founder and CEO of BookLinks Publishing Services, whose clients were major school publishers, such as Pearson and McGraw-Hill. Steve also founded two high performing charter schools in NYC and an education nonprofit that, among other things, conducts leadership searches for schools. His most recent venture is an EduTech startup—OpenSchool ePortfolio, a web and mobile app for authentic assessment and project-based learning.

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    Akhilesh Sharma
    Vice President, Engineering

    Akhilesh Sharma is founder and CEO of A3logics, a global technology consulting & professional services firm. He is a recipient of the MSME award for "Outstanding Entrepreneurship" by the President of India in 2011. In a span of ten years Akhilesh has built one of the largest IT services companies in Rajastan—an organization of over 350 professionals, delivering engineering & consulting services to global product engineering companies.

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    Jeff Vohden
    Director of Marketing

    Jeff Vohden is a sales / marketing consultant specializing in the education marketplace. Previously Jeff was CEO of Editure Professional Development, a global educational consultancy company. He has also been Senior VP - Sales and Marketing at Pearson Learning Group, Senior VP - Marketing at Prentice Hall, and Director of Marketing (Instructional Publishing) at Scholastic. Jeff holds B.A. (Biology) and M.B.A. degrees.

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    Ezekiel Zimmerman
    Director of Operations

    Zeke Zimmerman spent 7 years as a NYC public math and Spanish teacher and 5 more years working in educational publishing as an editor and project manager. In 2008 he co-founded The Zimmedia Group, a company focused on developing interactive content for English learning. Zeke has a BA/JBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS-Ed from Hunter College and an MBA from Cornell University.

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    Santi Khairassame
    Director of Educational Technology

    Santi Khairassame is the founder and principal consultant of Project Recess, an ed tech consultancy and design firm that supports learning environments in NYC deepen student engagement and learning through best practices in technology and project-based learning. Santi is a graduate of the Educational Communication and Technology Master's program at NYU.


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    Matthew M. Robbins
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    Jonathan A. Bandar