2014

Instructure CEO Josh Coates Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Coates earns top honors in the business services category for EY Utah Region

SALT LAKE CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, the technology company serving the academic and corporate markets with its Canvas learning management system (LMS), announced that CEO Josh Coates is the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Utah Region Award. After earning the highest distinction in the business services category at a gala on May 29, 2014 at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Coates moves on to EY's national competition.

"Instructure is an incredible company," said Josh Coates, Instructure CEO. "We wouldn't be where we are today without the founders, executive team and all the people who work each day to make teaching and learning easier for our education and corporate learning customers."

Coates joined Instructure as CEO in 2010 and grew the company from a handful of employees to more than 350, from a few users to more than 12 million and from zero revenue to millions in contracts across multiple markets. Under Coates' proactive leadership, Instructure has become a technology company with limitless potential for growth in the global education and corporate learning markets.

In 1999, Coates founded his first company, Scale Eight, a scalable storage software company, which served enterprise customers such as Microsoft, Viacom and Fujitsu. In 2005, he founded Berkeley Data Systems, which developed the popular online backup service, Mozy, and was acquired by EMC Corp in 2007 for $76 million.

About Instructure

Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development and academic inquiry. Learn more at www.instructure.com.

Contacts

Instructure
Devin Knighton, Director of Public Relations at Instructure 
(801) 722-8187 | devin@instructure.com 
Twitter: @devinknighton | www.instructure.com 

Matt Reichman, Method Communications
(801) 461-9778matt@methodcommunications.com

Copyright © 2014, Instructure, Inc. All rights reserved. Instructure, Canvas and their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Instructure, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140610/116351

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/SF04201LOGO

SOURCE Instructure



RELATED LINKS
http://www.instructure.com

More by this Source


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.