Duffy Mazan is the CTO of CourseMaven Inc. CourseMaven is creating solutions to power emerging models in higher education, changing the ways students find and enroll in courses, the credentialing process, and the relationship between employers, colleges and students. He is a seasoned Internet entrepreneur with 30 years of entrepreneurial and information technology experience. Prior to CourseMaven, Mazan spent five years working on virtual collaboration, brand engagement and video production as founder and CEO of Second Venue and CEO of Performedia.
Before Performedia, he founded, in reverse chronological order: FixSense, a provider of WiFi-based location-aware applications; SolutionWorx, a managed IT services provider to small and medium sized businesses; GetWellBooks, an online bookseller that pioneered the "read online before you buy" technology now used by all major booksellers; eFed, a leading government procurement portal; Electric Press, one of the first Internet ecommerce companies; and Renex, developer of the first microprocessor-based multiprotocol routers.
Of his nine entrepreneurial companies, three have been sold to public companies, three are still in operation and three we don't talk about. Somewhere in there, Mazan also ran the Office of Computer and Information Technology at the National Academy of Sciences for a dozen years.
Mazan is a member of the senior advisory board of NVTC and a member of the board of trustees the NVTC TechPAC.