December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Spark Building, 8th Floor
821 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
StartingBlock Madison

Join us for an intimate conversation — no panels, no slides — just conversation with Xiaohoa Michelle Ching, the founder and CEO of Literator, an award winning app that serves over 3000+ schools workwide by helping improve strudent literacy. Since founding Literator in 2015, UW-Madison alum, Ms. Ching has been recognized as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education as well as a Forbes 30×100 “intelligencer.”

Michelle Ching will also be speaking as part of WARF and d2p’s Innovation Roadmap Speaker Series at 4:00 pm later in the day at the H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building. Details here.


Xiaohoa Michelle Ching is the founder and CEO of Literator, an award-winning app that serves over 2,500 schools worldwide by helping them meet their students’ exact literacy needs. Since its creation in 2015, Ching has been recognized many times for her work in education, including being listed as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education as well as a Forbes 30×100 “intelligencer.” She also holds a Project Literacy Fellowship position at Unreasonable, a campaign that is aiming to close the global literacy gap by 2030. Xiaohoa Michelle earned her BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, her M. Ed. in urban education policy from Loyola Marymount University and her certificate in social sector leadership from the Haas School of Business from the University of California, Berkeley.

MAKE A DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT and StartingBlock will make an investment in Madison KIVA when it launches later this year. Kiva is a peer-to-peer business lending platform founded in 2005 to help small ventures raise money. The platform creates opportunities for ventures that need small loans (under $10K) to get started.


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