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Eric Braun has spent over 20 years developing solutions in high tech companies, professional services organizations and startups. He has founded or co-founded 5 successful companies. Over the course of his professional career and as a parent, education has become an important force in his life. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, he collaborated on some of the first e-learning platforms for the web and has strived to make learning more engaging for students. Some of his early experience in teaching came from coaching Destination Imagination teams in grades K-7. These experiences were early experiments in project-based learning where students excelled beyond expectations.

In addition to his work at 30hands, he is currently working with local school districts and colleges on providing better methods of teaching entrepreneurship and technical courses through Blended Learning and Project-Based Learning techniques.

Eric holds a BA in German/English from the University of Minnesota, a certificate of French from the Sorbonne in Paris, coursework in Biology/German from the University of Rochester and coursework towards a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. In addition to Paris, he has studied internationally in Germany and Austria.