Hakan Satiroglu is a serial Education and Technology (EdTech) and social impact entrepreneur and investor. Widely recognized as a leading visionary in Boston’s Tech sector, he cofounded LearnLaunch. Today LearnLaunch is the premier brand in Boston’s EdTech cluster and now the center of an expanding global ecosystem. He has been actively involved in either the founding or acceleration of more than 40 EdTech companies and has been a key player in making Boston a leader in EdTech innovation. In 2018, Hakan launched a new ecosystem called XR InLearning(XRL) focusing on all things XR(extended realities) such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. XRL will be curating the impact and facilitating the connections of the XR world with workforce development, corporate learning, as well as Higher education and K12 segments.
Hakan began his career in EdTech entrepreneurship when he founded Xplana Learning in 2004. As its CEO, Hakan established the company as the premier EdTech R&D company creating products for top learning companies such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill Education, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin and many others. The company was acquired in 2009 by MBS Textbook Exchange, then one of the US’s largest textbook distribution companies. Hakan is on the board of several organizations and companies including, the United Nations Association of Boston (Model UN), Boston University Alumni Council, and advisory board of Lynn Charter School.
He received his Bachelors in Finance and Accounting from Boston University.