RYAN BURWELL - Facilitator & Instructional Designer, MaRS Discovery District

Throughout his career, Ryan Burwell has done his best to blur the lines between his dual role as teacher and entrepreneur. After nine years of designing interdisciplinary curriculum for a number of private high schools, he started Scale Consulting. Founded on the belief that education can be designed as a framework for creativity, Scale helps start-ups grow and refine their educational initiatives.

To date, it has worked with ventures involved in social-emotional education, gamified learning, and tech mentorship. Throughout his career, Ryan Burwell has done his best to blur the lines between his dual role as teacher and entrepreneur. After nine years of designing interdisciplinary curriculum for a number of private high schools, he started Scale Consulting. Founded on the belief that education can be designed as a framework for creativity, Scale helps start-ups grow and refine their educational initiatives. To date, it has worked with ventures involved in social-emotional education, gamified learning, and tech mentorship.

As the lead curriculum designer and facilitator for the Entrepreneurial Thinking initiative at MaRS Discovery District, Ryan creates and delivers curriculum that puts entrepreneurial tools into the hands of high school teachers and students. His experience both in the classroom and in the world of entrepreneurship has helped him to understand that the secret to innovation is the ability to learn in an innovative way – and he feels very fortunate to be working at an organization that feels the same way.