Derek Petgrave

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New York, New York, US

CEO/Founder @ Didactiic, Former Media Exec, Former Software Engineer, Columbia MBA
Derek's Skills
Business Development
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Sales
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Derek

An invitation for a Technical co-founder:

About me:
My name is Derek and I am a former full-stack software engineer, media executive and a Columbia MBA. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the human brain and the inherent potential each of us has to achieve things that we never thought were possible. I have particularly been fascinated with the idea of neuroplasticity and the ability the brain has to develop and shape itself during the first five years of a child’s life.

Due to this passion I, along with a Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, have started a company called Didactiic – an evidence based early childhood development platform for parents who want to bolster their kid’s cognitive development.

I am looking for a technical co-founder who wants to work at the intersection of health and education to radically change the general public’s understanding of the drivers that lead to developing expert level talent in a given domain.

Work Experience

CEO/Founder

Didactiic, Inc.

May 2017 - Today

An evidence based early childhood development platform for parents who want to bolster their kid’s cognitive development.

Education

Columbia Business School

MBA

2006 - 2008

University of Alberta

Business and Commerce (Management Information Systems)

1994 - 1998