Eli Bildner

Eli Bildner

Co-Executive Director & Co-Founder


Eli Bildner is a co-founder and co-executive director of Concourse Education, a nonprofit college program that enables low-income working adults in California to earn a job-relevant BA in as little as two years, and for less than $7,000 in average out-of-pocket cost. Eli's prior experience spans entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and politics. As an early employee at Coursera, Eli helped lead the company's international expansion, growing the platform to a million Chinese users in just over a year. Previously, Eli managed an upstart political campaign in Alaska, and co-founded a social enterprise investment fund in China. Eli has also consulted on housing affordability for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and on education for Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Hewlett Foundation. Eli earned a BA from Yale and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He was a Fulbright scholar in China, and speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

Wednesday, April 1st

10:00 am
10:40 am
Matterhorn, Harbor Ballroom D, Harbor Tower, 2nd Level
Live Stream
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There’s a supply-demand imbalance of workers for jobs and working adults without a traditional four-year degree. Entrepreneurs both social and commercial describe how we can identify and train talent in underserved communities to fill the millions of open jobs around the…

Michael Rosenbaum, Eli Bildner