Sept. 27, 2021

313: Free2Degree - with Chip Paucek, Co-Founder & CEO, 2U & Anant Agarwal, Founder & CEO, edX

313: Free2Degree - with Chip Paucek, Co-Founder & CEO, 2U & Anant Agarwal, Founder & CEO, edX

We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience!  In this episode, YOUR guests are Chip Paucek, Co-Founder & CEO at 2U, & Anant Agarwal, Founder & CEO at edX, & YOUR sponsor is Glacier!

In this amazing episode, Joe talks with Chip & Anant about 2U's planned acquisition of edX.  Once closed, this landmark deal changes the landscape within higher education by bringing the free-to-degree student journey to life. Chip was a previous guest, we‘re excited to have him back & welcome Anant for the first time!

Chip Paucek's innovative work at 2U has earned him many accolades, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012, the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award in 2013, & multiple Highest Rated CEO awards from Glassdoor. In 2017, Paucek was named among America's best chief executives by Institutional Investor magazine, ranking third among mid-cap technology, media, & telecom companies.

Anant Agarwal is the Founder & CEO of edX & Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Prof. Anant won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, & MIT's Smullin & Jamieson prizes for teaching. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for Higher Education, which recognized his work in advancing the MOOC movement.

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