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Alumna Emily Foote Named a Philly Startup Leader

Alumna Emily Foote with Professor Karl Okamoto

January 22, 2015

Class of ’10 alumna Emily Foote has been named among the next generation of startup leaders by Billy Penn, a mobile-first news platform focused on Philadelphia.

Foote is co-founder and chief operating officer of ApprenNet, a company co-founded by Professor Karl Okamoto that helps train attorneys, teachers and other professionals through video-based exercises.

Focusing on curriculum development for the company, Foote has presented at conferences and events organized by the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association, the EdTech Meetup and Techgirlz, a non-profit organization that encourages middle-school girls to strengthen their skills in technology.

Foote has a strong background in education, having taught Philadelphia high school students about the legal system through the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project during her law school years, which followed teaching stints at a KIPP school and as a member of the Teach for America corps. She received her MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania.

Billy Penn included Foote in the list, “Who’s Next: 17 Young Philly Startup Leaders,” which showcases the next generation of leaders who are shaping the city.