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About the Episode

The what's what...

Meet Robert Rosenbloom, Founder and CEO of PlatformQ.

Robert came from a family of entrepreneurs. His grandfather started his own real estate business after immigrating from Europe and his father also started and ran his own business.  

So, it was only natural that Robert was also bit by the entrepreneurial bug — he started his first business while still pursuing his undergraduate degree. But, when he graduated from McGill University, he thought it best to start his career on more stable ground — so he started his career in banking. 

A few years later, while pursuing his MBA at Columbia, Robert co-founded iCongo, which was an early ecommerce platform, and ultimately sold it to SAP.  

Before too long, Robert had another idea…what if there was a better way to help students get a feel for what a college campus was like, without physically being there? 

And this idea would be the springboard for what would ultimately becoming Platform Q Education —  one of the leading developers of virtual experiences in higher ed. 

To learn more about Platform Q Education, visit their website here or explore a behind the scenes look at their Conduit platform on Enrollify Exclusives

About the Podcast

Zach Busekrus

Host

Zach Busekrus

Zach is the Founder of Enrollify. He thoroughly enjoys building new brands, developing and executing content marketing strategies, and hosting podcasts. When he's not working on Enrollify, he enjoys discussing life's quandaries over coffee (or a good bourbon) with friends, building Sponstayneous (his travel brand side hustle), trying out new HIIT workouts, and adventuring across the globe with his wife!

Robert Rosenbloom

Interviewee

Robert Rosenbloom

Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur having successfully launched three technology companies. Under his management, PlatformQ Education has quickly become the leading provider of student engagement software, solutions and strategies for colleges and universities. He is considered a leading expert on digital engagement and education, and has been interviewed by the New York Times, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, USA Today and the Washington Post. Prior to PlatformQ, Robert co-founded iCongo, which was acquired by SAP after becoming the largest privately held e-commerce solutions provider. Robert was also an early advisor and served on the Board of Navic Networks, an interactive technology provider to the media and cable industries, before it was acquired by Microsoft. Early in his career, Robert was the Director of Corporate Finance for Primedia, a B2B media and publishing venture backed by Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR). He helped the company raise over $1 billion in debt and equity financings, and supported the company’s aggressive acquisition strategy. Robert began his career with National Bank Canada. Robert is a graduate of McGill University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

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