Alan Webb is the Entrepreneur in Residence at HackCville, an entrepreneurial clubhouse in Charlottesville, VA, which creates collisions between student entrepreneurs at the University of Virginia and the broader community. He is also the co-founder of the Open Master's Program and Citizen Circles — which are incubated by Ashoka U, the Shuttleworth Foundation, P2PU, and Hub DC — to help self-directed learners find the community, structure, and accountability they crave. His work has made him a connector in the field of innovation in education. Alan recently completed a cross-country road tour and film project called Educate 2020 in which he interviewed more than 40 education pioneers who are shaping the future of education, and has spoken internationally on the future of personalized and self-directed learning.
Previously, Alan has worked in corporate sustainability strategy for an Australian multinational property company, organized a conference for Tibetan social entrepreneurs, and worked as a business model coach and facilitator with student social entrepreneurs across the US. The first organization he founded was theCourseForum.com; with two-thirds of UVA students as active users and more than 20,000 reviews, it is the top course review site at the university and is still student-run to this day.