Lucy Stonehill, CEO, BridgeU
A true third culture kid, Lucy grew up between the US and the UK. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 2010 where she studied literature and psychology. In 2015, Lucy founded BridgeU, the leading university and careers guidance provider connecting international schools and students in 140+ countries to higher education institutions globally. BridgeU mission is to connect global talent with the best higher education opportunities worldwide and to help schools and universities alike to harness the advantages of digital solutions to drive international student mobility.
Over the course of her career, Lucy has raised $50m+ in funding from institutional and strategic investors and in 2020, BridgeU was acquired by Kaplan, one of the world’s largest, most diverse education providers. Lucy has been labelled an ‘Entrepreneur Role Model’ by the European Commission, and won Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at a ceremony hosted at the House of Commons celebrating leading UK female tech entrepreneurs. Early in her career, Lucy was named to the Forbes ‘30 under 30” list and in 2021, Lucy was named one of the top 100 Dartmouth Alumni having a profound impact on various areas of technology.