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Blackboard, as its known today, was born from the merging of two small firms in the late 1990s. The result is a slew of co-founders who have left the company before Chasen in pursuit of new ventures.
In September of 2011 the US Department of Education under Aneesh Chopra's guidance had a convening of 15 top Education Innovator's including Stephen Gilfus, President and CEO, of the Gilfus Education Group to gain insights on what the market requires to meet the needs you characterize above. During this session it was clear that Aneesh's pure goal is to
“I sincerely believe that we have now entered the dawn of ‘dot edu’ era which will stimulate and transform students, instructors, institutions and the global economy to reach new horizons.”, “For the first time academic institutions are takeing precise control of their web presence and student experiences as online competitiveness increases.”
Think about what your business is today. Write down your top 10 keywords that you think define who you are. Go in all the different search engines. Put it in and see what comes up. Go in yahoo groups and see what comes up; and then, just join whatever you can and in a crazy, very extrovert - thankfully, it's the internet so we can be introverts and do this; just start talking and putting in and building a presence; because, as people enjoy what you're talking about within those communities they will, in many cases, be curious and follow you to the mothership if you will. You need to reach out. You need to put tentacles out, because there is no way -- otherwise, the mothership stands alone without a sign. And if you're just a website on the internet, then that's it. You don't exist, yeah.