Simon Köhl

Simon Köhl studied politial science and economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He is founder and managing director of Serlo, the leading German organization in the field of Open Education and co-founder of Ory GmbH. Simon Köhl is a Ashoka PEP Fellow and was awarded for social entrepreneurship by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Keynote: 

Entrepreneurship on the Web - Serlo's Mission to build a Wikipedia for Learning

5.7. 9:00–10:00, room D 239

Social enterprises use entrepreneurial spirit and methods to solve social and ecological problems. The munich-based social startup Serlo is building a collaborative free and open learning platform for secondary school students to address two of these problems: the limited access to high-quality learning materials and a lack of broad participation in shaping education. Serlo already supports 300.000 students every month by providing math explanations, solved exercises, videos and courses. This talk is about social entrepreneurship in general and about Serlo's mission to build a Wikipedia for learning.

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