INSTRUCTURE CEO TO SPEAK AT ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE SERIES
OREM, Utah — Josh Coates, CEO of Instructure, Inc., will be the featured speaker at the Utah Valley University Entrepreneurship Lecture Series on Friday, Oct. 26 at 12:00 PM in room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building on the UVU campus. The public is welcome to attend.
Coates began his career in researching distributed systems at the University of California, Berkeley, and Microsoft’s Bay Area Research Center. He founded Scale Eight, a new approach to scalable storage software, and attracted customers like Microsoft, Viacom and Fujitsu. Later in 2005, Josh founded Berkeley Data Systems (Mozy.com) and reshaped the world of data storage with a ubiquitous remote backup solution. Two years later, EMC Corp acquired Mozy for $76 million.
His latest venture, Instructure, is a direct result of reimagining current Learning Management Systems in the market. Coates became an early investor in Instructure before joining the board and becoming CEO in 2010.
The UVU Entrepreneurship Institute is part of the UVU Woodbury School of Business and works to connect student entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to start sustainable businesses.
About the UVU Woodbury School of Business
The Woodbury School of Business is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Woodbury School supports a variety of engaged learning projects and programs, including the Entrepreneurship Institute in which students gain the skills and discipline necessary to start their own businesses. The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement and innovative teaching. In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing, the WSB offers an MBA program that accommodates the schedule of working professionals through evening and weekend classes.