Burck Smith, StraighterLine Founder and CEO, Appointed to Betamore’s Advisory Board

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StraighterLine Founder and CEO joins Betamore's Advisory Board.

Burck Smith, StraighterLine CEO and Founder

Betamore combines all of my passions -- startups, Baltimore and education.

StraighterLine, the low-cost online college course provider, announced today that Burck Smith, StraighterLine Founder and CEO, has been appointed to Betamore’s Advisory Board – an award-winning coworking space, incubator and campus for technology and entrepreneurship located in Baltimore, MD. As a member of the Advisory Board, Smith will help Betamore push forward with its mission of making Baltimore a leading global destination for entrepreneurship.

“Betamore combines all of my passions -- startups, Baltimore and education,” said Smith. “Betamore is a resource that will help take the Baltimore startup ecosystem to the next level.”

“We are very excited about the addition of Burck to our growing Advisory Board. Our diverse group of board members is a key component in the growth and success of our member companies. They are providing our members with the necessary support to tackle the challenges and issues that many early stage companies face. Burck’s extensive background in building solid education companies will be incredibly helpful to our member entrepreneurs.”

About Betamore

Established in 2012, Betamore is an award-winning coworking space, incubator and campus for technology and entrepreneurship. Its mission is to make Baltimore a leading global entrepreneurship destination that aligns businesses, government, not-for-profit entities, and centers of education with entrepreneurs who drive creative commercialization. Betamore aims to stimulate the establishment and growth of technology-based startup companies through business collaboration and incubation.

The organization offers a career-focused education led by current industry experts to a growing public community of learners that aims to fill the gap between a traditional liberal arts education and the demand of 21st century jobs. For more information, visit http://www.betamore.com.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine solves the number one issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost, high quality online courses that prepare students for success. Serving over 15,000 students a year, StraighterLine combines a $99 a month college course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save up to 60 percent on the total cost of a degree.

StraighterLine takes the worry out of transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee credit acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.

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