Dr. Anissa Moeini is an edtech entrepreneur, social scientist and expert in the field of enterprise impact measurement. With a background in media and telecom entrepreneurship, Anissa identified the need to build research capacity in edtech enterprises that is both agile to their pace of change and adaptable to the rhythm of SMEs. Through her doctoral research, she developed the Evidence-informed Learning Technology Enterprise (ELTE) Framework as a practical tool for edtech companies and other non-academic stakeholders (investors, policymakers and educational practitioners) to support the evaluation of the efficacy of edtech enterprises; and to build their internal capacity to be evidence-informed.
In January 2021, Anissa founded Goldstar Education, and rolled out the Goldstar Impact Potential Assessment, a product that measures impact potential and offers guidance to edtechs on how to pivot to increase impact. In addition to being the Founder & CEO of Goldstar, Anissa is also the Expert-in-Residence of EDUCATE Ventures Research, the largest edtech research accelerator in the world. Anissa has a PhD (Moeini, 2020) from the UCL Institute of Education, an MA in International Education Development with a specialization in Instructional Technology and Design from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in International Business from the Schulich School of Business at York University