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Tim Kelley

Founder and CEO, Interstellar

Timothy Kelley is the founder and CEO of Interstellar, the firm that launched the world’s first live, team-based, online academic competition platform. Appropriate for any grade or subject, the application allows students to compete with their peers from across the classroom, or across the planet, without ever leaving the confines of their school or home.

This fall, Interstellar is partnering with the Mathematical Association of America to host an online event being marketed as Math Madness. Over 700 high schools from across the country, with every state represented, have already signed up to participate in this round-robin, league competition format culminating in a bracket-style challenge just like the NCAA Basketball March Madness Tournament.

Previously, in his role as a student, Kelley majored in English at Georgetown University and subsequently graduated from Loyola University School of Law, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Immediately after his college tenure and while in law and business school, he ran his family’s small picture framing business and volunteered as a rowing coach at Loyola Academy, his alma mater, in Wilmette. He credits this latter experience for the idea behind Interstellar.