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Ernst & Young Selects DreamBox Learning® CEO as 2019 Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® Winner

June 17, 2019

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Jessie Woolley-Wilson honored for her leadership on heels of recent company award recognitions and strong company growth

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 17, 2019 — DreamBox Learning®, the company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology, announced today that CEO and President Jessie Woolley-Wilson is the winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Pacific Northwest region in the “Trailblazers” category. A top honor among business awards programs in the U.S., the program, founded by Ernst and Young, recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.

Jessie was selected for driving DreamBox’s significant company growth, securing $130 million in investment funding from The Rise Fund, increasing DreamBox’s employee base by 523% since taking the helm in 2010, and expanding the company’s client portfolio to reach more than 3 million students and 130,000 educators across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“I’m truly honored and humbled to win this award, but this recognition belongs to the entire DreamBox team,” said Woolley-Wilson. “Our team is passionate about providing high-quality education to every child regardless of where they live, where they come from or what they look like. We are reimagining learning and I’m fortunate to work with such an impact-driven team.”

“Our mission is to partner with visionary leaders like Jessie, who are building successful businesses that drive meaningful, measurable and positive impact,” said Steve Ellis, Co-Managing Partner of The Rise Fund. “Under Jessie’s leadership, DreamBox is changing the way children learn, and we are proud to be a partner in their success.”

This recognition is the latest of several major awards recognizing Jessie and DreamBox. Recently, DreamBox was named “Best Math Learning Solution” by the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards and a finalist in EdTech Digest’s 2019 EdTech Awards in multiple categories, including adaptive technology solution, curriculum and instruction solution, math solution, personalized learning solution and founder and CEO. Jessie also received ASU GSV’s #PowerOfWomen award, which recognizes female CEOs and founders who have announced market-leading transactions or activities in the last year, and GeekWire’s “Big Tech CEO of the Year”.

As a Pacific Northwest award winner, Jessie is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. To learn more about the Pacific Northwest program, please visit ey.com/us/eoy/pnw.


About DreamBox Learning

DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower differentiation for all learners, DreamBox gives teachers content-specific professional development and provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing. The company’s pioneering platform has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards and is in use in all 50 states and throughout Canada. DreamBox is available for PC and iPad. For more information, visit http://www.dreambox.com/.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy.

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