Alex Rappaport is an entrepreneur with a focus on education and social enterprise. In 2004, Alex co-founded Flocabulary, a music-based learning platform for students in grades K-12. Under Alex’s leadership as CEO for the past 15 years, Flocabulary reached millions of students around the world and grew into one of the most unique and recognizable brands in K-12 education. In addition to partnering with some of the nation’s largest school districts, Flocabulary also formed partnerships with Turnaround Arts, Bill and Melinda Gates and The UN. In 2019, Alex led Flocabulary through a successful acquisition by Nearpod. Together, the two companies support students and educators through a comprehensive learning and engagement platform.
Alex currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Future Now, a political organization focused on elections and policy at the state level. He is also on the advisory board of Music in Schools Today, a non-profit that supports and develops music programming to help underserved students achieve. Alex was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and is an Executive Member of the International Association of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). A frequent speaker on education, innovation and entrepreneurship, Alex has presented at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, Korea, the Yidan Prize Summit in Hong Kong and at dozens of education and business events across the United States. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in music and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two daughters.