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Jared Schiffman
Phenomena Learning Inc
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I am the Founder of a STEM focused digital learning startup

Jared Schiffman has worked at the intersection of design, computer science and education for over two decades.

Jared is the founder of Phenomena, a marketplace for experiential learning. Phenomena is powered by an innovative, browser-based authoring tool that allows students, educators and others to create dynamic and share impactful educational experiences. We are presently building out the Phenomena platform and look forward to welcoming an active community of students, educators and creators in the near future.

In 2012, Jared founded Perch Interactive Inc, an innovative retail tech startup. Perch's proprietary technology senses when customers touch and pickup physical products and responds with dynamic digital media in realtime. Perch displays unite physical products with digital content to engage customers, drive product sales and track analytics. Major clients include Kate Spade, Estée Lauder, Sunglass Hut, Johnson & Johnson, Sephora and Macy's.

In 2005, Jared co-founded Potion, an interactive design and technology firm located in New York City. Potion has completed major projects for the Smithsonian, the Museum of Science & Industry, the National Holocaust Museum, HP, Bell Labs and the New York Public Library. Potion was invited to the White House twice as finalists for the National Design Award in the Interaction Design category in 2009 and 2010. Potion was also named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Design Companies” in 2010 by Fast Company magazine.

Jared has taught courses at Parsons (The New School) and New York University, and prior to founding Potion, at the Gate’s funded High Tech High in San Diego. Jared received a Masters degree in Media Arts & Science from the MIT Media Lab where he studied with Prof John Maeda in the Aesthetics & Computation Group. Jared also holds an SB in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT as well.

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