Adrian Ridner - Trailblazer Award

January 06, 2020

Adrian Ridner - Trailblazer Award

On November 9, 2019, Silicon Valley Latino in partnership with Santa Clara University and numerous sponsors, held the 2019 Latino Leaders Awards Ceremony in which 20 remarkable individuals were featured.  We continue the series featuring, CEO of, Adrian Ridner. 

As Co-founder and CEO of, an online education website used by over 35 million students and teachers a month, Adrian knows first-hand how technology is transforming education. He is committed to improving online education through personalized learning solutions that are engaging, effective, and affordable.'s video lessons and online courses help K-12 and college students excel academically and help professionals close skill gaps. By working with millions of students every month, he has become an expert on educational issues like college affordability and personalized learning.


Adrian is on the board of Riecken Community Libraries. The Riecken Foundation has been promoting literacy and access to knowledge in Central America since 2000. Through their community libraries, the Foundation has brought books, newspapers, the Internet and other resources to over 60 small communities in Honduras and Guatemala. He also serves as a board member for Cal Poly State University’s Engineering & Computer Science advisory council where he has helped transform the curriculum over the past four years to prepare graduates for their fast-changing technology careers.

Watch his acceptance speech below!

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