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The open-source infrastructure that improves schools’ access and control of software and data.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Slate improves access to education technology with an open-source infrastructure that ties together all of a school’s software tools. It eliminates multiple logins, improves information sharing, unifies data and simplifies integration of new tools. As an open-source project, it ensures schools retain complete control and ownership, granting them freedom and predictability in their software for the first time.


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    Christian Kunkel

    As the co-founder of multiple for-profit and non-profit companies, Christian has helped hundreds of high school students launch businesses that solve problems and create real value in their communities. As co-founder of Startup Corps, he sold to and worked directly with principals in every type of school. He has also researched and consulted on leadership development strategy and corporate university design for over 100 Fortune 500 companies.

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    John Fazio

    As the co-founder and CEO of Jarvus Innovations, John bootstrapped a web and mobile development company to $1M in revenue while simultaneously demonstrating a commitment to the improvement of public education and government. He also co-founded the community hackerspace, Devnuts, which regularly hosts events and educational programming for the civic hacking and development community.

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    Chris Alfano

    An open-source and ed-tech advocate, Chris has run a school technology department at the Science Leadership Academy, served as a teacher and mentor for hundreds of students, and founded Code for Philly to promote open government. He also co-founded and bootstrapped a web and mobile development company, Jarvus Innovations, to $1M in yearly revenue.


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    Chris McDemus
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    Liam Hegarty