Stuart Draper is the co-author of Digital Marketing Essentials, the bestselling text in higher education of its kind. He has experience doing digital marketing for companies that range from mom and pop shops to Fortune 500 companies. He successfully bootstrapped (acquired December 2015), and is currently the founder and CEO of, a digital courseware company that has now helped over 850,000 educators and students by providing dozens of simternships (simulated internships), courseware, videos and projects to schools that range from Ivy League to technical and community colleges. Stukent is a 5x Inc. 5000 honoree in Inc. Magazine. In 2018, Stukent became the #268 fastest growing company in the US. Stuart’s work has taken him all over the globe to speak to audiences ranging from ten to north of 1500 people about entrepreneurship and digital marketing.