Co-founder and CEO, EdSurge
Betsy (Elizabeth) Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge, the fastest growing news source on education-technology.
She had previously spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as executive editor for technology coverage at Forbes magazine and Forbes.com. She's written cover stories on subjects from robotics to engineers jump starting their careers. She's also been a frequent television commentator on programs including Forbes on Fox, CNBC, NCB's Press Here, and other programs.
Earlier in her career, Elizabeth was an award-winning staff reporter for The Washington Post, covering high-tech issues in government and Silicon Valley. She once lost her car during reporting at CIA headquarters but it was located quite quickly. Unnervingly quickly, in fact. She also was an editor at Scientific American, where she wrote about supercomputing, quantum dots and the economic theories of Larry Summers.
EdSurge publishes two weekly newsletters on education technology -- one about the adventures of edtech entrepreneurship and the other, aimed at teachers, about the fruits that those labors produce. EdSurge's main site (launching in beta in March) aims to be community resource for sharing reviews and best practices for using edtech tools.