Video conference tech connects students and professionals

By Tara Garcia Mathewson
03/02/2017 on Education Dive

…According to eSchool News, Orange County, CA, has an OC Pathways initiative that aims to connect all students to career-based experiences and gives all teachers access to a platform called Nepris that allows them to host video conferences with career professionals…Read full article here.

By | 2017-03-09T21:25:56+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Client Articles, Nepris|

15 tools and apps real educators actually use

By Laura Ascione
02/17/2017 on eSchool News

…2. Nepris connects educators and students to industry experts through web-based chat sessions about careers, topics and concepts students wish to learn more about…Read full article here.

By | 2017-02-19T05:39:31+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Client Articles, Nepris|

How I overcame my students’ question: Where am I ever going to use this?

By Dylan McCann
02/2017 on Tualatin Life

…The technology is built on a national platform called Nepris and its purpose is to bring relevance to classroom teaching through live, virtual chats between students and adults in the working world… Read full article here.

By | 2017-02-06T07:21:12+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Client Articles, Nepris|

Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

By | 2017-01-30T22:55:23+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Client Articles, Nepris|

Best-in-Category Awards for 2016

Posted by Jacqui
January 4, 2017 on Ask a Tech Teacher

…This year, for the first time, we’ll share which tools had the greatest impact on readers… Read full article here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:24+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Client Articles, Nepris, Turnitin|

Hour of Code: Learning about Scratch and Nepris

Video recorded by Jeff Bradbury: @TeacherCast



By | 2016-12-15T20:38:28+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

10 Hour of Code and computer science resources

By Laura Ascione Devaney
12/02/2016 on eSchool News

…2. Hour of Code Week on Nepris offers eight sessions with professionals from AT&T, JoyLabz (Makey Makey), Sphero, and Pearson with more Topics covered include robotics, SEO, computer science, marketing, and career explorations… Read full article here.

By | 2016-12-02T22:41:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

The Key to STEM Achievement: Answering the Question

By Matthew Lynch
11/29/2016 on The Edvocate

…The online conversations are powered by Nepris, which matches teachers with STEM experts from anywhere in the country and also hosts the video conferences…Read full article here.

By | 2016-11-30T22:56:24+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

Civic 50 Honorees AT&T and Hasbro Made a Difference by Mentoring Youth

11/01/2016 on Points of Light

…They are also providing funding to bring careers to classrooms through an innovative program called Nepris that matches professionals with classrooms virtually to help connect what students are learning at school to their future careers…Read full article here.


By | 2017-09-29T20:57:24+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

Interactive Chats on Nepris Show Students How Products Are Developed by OtterBox

By Matthew Lynch
11/02/2016 on The Edvocate

Starting November 4, OtterBox will introduce students to the product development cycle in a series of interactive online sessions being held at Nepris brings professionals and experts in STEM (and the Arts) into the classrooms through interactive sessions hosted on its online platform. Read full article here.

By | 2016-11-03T18:47:26+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

Huffington Post: Three Ways Louisiana Is Getting Students Career-Ready

By requiring industry-based credentials for CTE students and encouraging all students to interact with industry professionals, Louisiana’s Jump Start program is revolutionizing career education.

Read full story here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:24+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris, STEM|

K-12 Dealmaking: Kobe Bryant Invests in Chinese Ed. Company; Nepris, RedShelf Raise Funds

By Alexa J. Henry
08/29/2016 on Edweek Market Brief

Nepris Gains $1 Million: Nepris, an online platform that connects companies, professionals and experts to expand education outreach to classrooms, closed a $1 million seed funding round led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Read more here.

By | 2016-08-30T22:53:25+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

Nepris Raises $1M in New Round of Seed Funding to Build More Connections Between Industry and Education

Nepris is a cloud-based platform connecting educators and industry experts to help bring relevance to the classroom and inspire students towards real-world careers

DALLAS – August 25, 2016 – Nepris recently closed a seed round of funding totaling $1 million, led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF). Nepris brings together educators and industry professionals in an easy-to-use online community to collaborate and connect through live online interactive sessions where students get to see what they’re learning in the classroom applied to the working world. Click to Tweet.

MSDF invested in Nepris for its ability to make a positive social impact in students’ lives by preparing them for college and career (read MSDF blog post here). While Nepris connections do bring classroom lessons to life and add relevance, the greater impact is often inspiration students find in the professionals and experts whom they meet. These experts encourage students to dream big or to consider careers they may never have known about, like being an aerospace engineer or speech therapist or amusement park designer. Frequently, students ask questions about what college was like or what classes they should take now to help them prepare for college. Many students who previously felt college was unattainable begin to see greater possibilities for higher education and new career paths after a Nepris session.

Nepris co-founder and CEO, Sabari Raja, says this round of funding will be used to achieve the following:

  1. Redesign the Nepris site to simplify the connection process for teachers and professionals
  2. Expand Nepris’ work with Economic Development Councils and Workforce Boards giving them a platform to scale industry and education connections at a regional level
  3. Boost the number of industry offered sessions, known as Industry Chats, which often attract multiple classrooms from across the country
  4. Reach more rural and lower socio-economic school districts where students have the greatest need

“We have had overwhelming success bringing industry exposure to thousands of students and we are especially excited about having prominent investors like MSDF who will help us achieve our goal of reaching more underserved students in lower socio-economic communities,” said Ms. Raja.

A demographic study sponsored by New Schools Venture Fund and conducted by Empirical Education found that 55 percent of students reached through Nepris are from underserved and lower socio-economic school districts.

Additional funders include Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), Investor’s Circle Patient Capital Collaborative, Voqal and other angel investors.

About Nepris

Dallas-based Nepris provides an online platform to connect companies, professionals, and experts to expand education outreach to classrooms while providing teachers a way to reach out to and connect with professionals around the world. Over 65,000 students in 2,200 classrooms have been inspired through Nepris, which brings classroom learning to life in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the Arts. The finding, connecting, and meeting occurs online through the Nepris community. Sessions include interactive Q&As with working professionals, virtual field trips, project mentorships, and even live Shark Tanks. See Nepris in action at or sign-up as a teacher or professional at



Media Contact:

Jennifer Harrison for Nepris, 916-716-0636 or jennifer at jharrisonpr dot com

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:25+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Nepris, Press Releases|

Creating fireworks: Sparking student imagination through company connections

by Jami O’Toole and Guest Author: Sabari Raja
Aug 09, 2016 on Michael & Susan Foundation

…The foundation invested in Nepris because the company provides a way for teachers in every classroom to connect students with industry professionals to make instruction relevant to the real world and connect academic concepts with real-world examples. I had the pleasure of seeing Nepris in action in several classrooms.

Read full article here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:25+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|

Nepris: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World

By Ken Royal, Advisory Board

A Royal Report from Balefire Labs

According to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Perspectives Study by Microsoft, 57% of male college students and 68% of female college who chose a STEM major say they were inspired by one person, one event, or one class during middle or high school. A majority of middle and high school students do not have an opportunity to be inspired by role models, however, and 80% of students don’t take any STEM-related courses in school. With at least 70% of jobs expected to be STEM-related by 2020, it’s important that we all get together and start pulling in the same direction. Don’t forget that “A” in “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) either, because even careers in the arts, like journalism, will require STEM education and background in order to understand and convey (in a knowledgeable way) what STEM has done and will do in the future.

Read full article here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:25+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Client Articles, Nepris|