Jess Gartner is the CEO & Founder of Allovue, an education technology company that empowers K-12 educators to strategically and equitably allocate financial resources. Allovue supports school districts across the nation to budget, manage, and evaluate spending. Allovue has been credited with birthing the EdFinTech industry and hosts the annual Future of Education Finance Summit. Jess has raised $13 million in venture capital for Allovue. Jess has been featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Education, Baltimore Sun’s Women to Watch, The Tech Edvocate’s Trailblazers in Edtech, and Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She was recognized as a Maryland SmartCEO Innovator of the Year and received the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Alumni Award and Maryland TEDCO Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before founding Allovue, Jess studied education policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the boards of Access Art MD, the Johns Hopkins School of Education National Advisory Council, and Teach for America.