Making PBL easy and effective since 2015
We’re constantly refining our pedagogy and technology to prepare students for a lifetime of success—however they define it.
Driven by a passion for improving education
Miriam Bogler taught as a computer teacher and tech coordinator at several Southern California public and private schools before earning her master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University.
But after three decades in the classroom, she saw an opportunity that could truly improve achievement and prepare students for a successful future—no matter their chosen path. Channeling her passion for education, technology, and cognitive science, Miriam designed the Project Pals platform.
What drives her is a passion for improving education and preparing young learners for today’s complex jobs in a global economy. Through unwavering persistence—and a little luck—Miriam is turning her dreams into a reality, as early adopters provide extremely positive feedback validating her vision and product-market fit.
Meet the Project Pals Team!
Miriam is an instructional technology professional with over twenty years experience. Miriam's professional experiences include: the establishment of a successful after-school technology program, the implementation of a technology school plan, and the creation of instructional materials for teachers to conceptualize, plan and execute projects utilizing technology. In 2002, Miriam established Apollo's Vision Computer Clubs, a technology-based after school educational club. Miriam collaborated with underserved public schools in the greater Los Angeles area to provide cutting-edge robotics classes for elementary students. Miriam is now the founder & CEO of Project Pals, a web-based application that supports inquiry-driven projects and deep learning. Project Pals is the evolution and culmination of Miriam's extensive experience utilizing technology to develop 21st century skills.
Uri Bogler is a marketing executive with over 10 years experience building and managing teams, and developing marketing strategies across various industries, with an emphasis on digital marketing. Uri previously served as Vice President of Marketing at Favor, where he led the marketing and communications efforts for the Austin, Texas-based company widely recognized as a leader in the on-demand mobile delivery sector. Uri began his career in concert promotion at Live Nation Entertainment and recently led marketing, sponsorship, and communication efforts for Live Nation’s Front Gate Tickets business unit, the global leader in festival ticketing. As COO and Co-Founder or Project Pals, Uri is helping build the mission-based EdTech startup from the ground up. He is leading the go-to market strategy for the project based learning (PBL) management and design platform, in effort to help K-12 schools scale their PBL efforts and foster 21st Century Skills for the next generation of learners.
Josh Fester is a technology leader with over 18 years of experience. As Chief Technology Officer and lead architect, he assembled and directed engineering teams for startups from ideation to successful exits. He has managed rapid application development, explosive growth, and global scale. Since the early 2000s, he has been a software polygot, mastering many languages, technologies, and methodologies that span the entire development lifecycle.
Lily Kiepke is a licensed elementary teacher specializing in educational and instructional technology (EdTech). She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2020, where she was a Future Teachers conference speaker and Aspiring Teachers ambassador, before becoming a freelance marketing specialist. She is passionate about sharing educational research and tools that empower students and educators alike!
Bhadresh Sutaria is Managing Partner at Mind Dynamics LLC – providing technology, finance, and strategy consulting services and advisory support to startups and Private Equity investors. Bhadresh has solid Board experience and strong background in Finance, Operations, Strategy, and Business Development in Education, Technology, Logistics and Life Sciences. As CFO & Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategy for Pearson’s K-12 business Bhadresh was responsible for strategy, business performance management, planning and analysis, and M&A and Strategic Partnerships from Finance perspective. During his tenure as CFO, the business gained market share and delivered record revenues, profits, and margins while investing in research and future products. He has worked with Investment Banks for M&A and evaluated startups. He has hands-on experience dealing with investment decisions, development and business management for many Education Technology products and Education contracts with District, State, and Federal Agencies. Bhadresh has undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Law from Gujarat University in India, Graduate degrees in Accounting & Tax from University of Illinois and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and CPA certification.