Ted Dintersmith


Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. He organized and produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by thousands of communities around the globe. His top-selling book What School Could Be shares inspiring examples of learning at its best, based on his travels to all fifty states in a single school year. Earlier, he and education thought-leader Tony Wagner wrote Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era. In 2018, Ted received the prestigious NEA “Friend of Education” Award.

Ted, a Partner Emeritus with Charles River Ventures, was ranked by Business 2.0 as the top-performing venture capitalist in the U.S. for the years 1995-1999. In 2012, President Obama appointed Ted to represent the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly. Ted earned a PhD in Engineering from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, receiving High Honors in Physics and English. You can follow Ted on Twitter @dintersmith.

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