Steve Poizner

Founder and CEO of EmpoweredU

teamstevepoiznerEmpoweredU: Founded in 2011 by a team of education and mobile technology entrepreneurs, EmpoweredU enables universities to deliver their highest quality academic or training courseware through our next-generation mobile learning environment. Thanks to low-cost and feature-rich mobile devices, broadband, and recently developed interactive and engaging learning platforms, today’s online education is vastly different than the self-paced videos and instructor-disconnected online education of the past. Mr. Poizner is a successful high-tech entrepreneur with over two decades of starting and running technology companies in Silicon Valley. Mr. Poizner founded and served as CEO of Strategic Mapping Inc., a software company that developed a program to display geographic data on digital maps. He then founded SnapTrack, Inc., which pioneered technology that put GPS receivers into cell phones. Mr. Poizner also co-founded EdVoice, an educational non-profit organization dedicated to improving public schools and serving the interests of K-12 children in California. In 2003, he co-founded the California Charter Schools Association. Mr. Poizner served as California’s Insurance Commissioner from January of 2007 through January of 2011.