Joe Connor

Founder and CEO


Joseph Connor is the CEO and founder of Odyssey, a startup that helps states administer education savings accounts and microgrants. To date, Odyssey has helped distribute more than $225 million to more than 100,000 students nationwide to help them access a higher quality education. Odyssey was a Yass Prize Finalist and a winner of the Bellwether Assembly Grant in 2023. Joseph started his career as a teacher and school leader at the KIPP and Rocketship Education school networks. After working in schools for several years, Joseph attended law school where he focused his research on private school choice and education policy. After graduation, Joseph practiced litigation while continuing to advocate for school choice. A highlight of his legal career was working on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a landmark school choice case. Joseph has opened more than 60 schools open nationwide and has advised numerous education organizations and EdTech startups.