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On Fast Company Today – How Startl Is Hacking Education From the Outside In

On Fast Company Today – How Startl Is Hacking Education From the Outside In

February 16, 2010

Read the interview today on Fast Company on How Startl is Hacking Education From the Outside In. Phoenix Wang, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Startl, talks about the origins of Startl and the changing landscape of education that must take place.

Application Deadlines, Cool Companies and more!

Application Deadlines, Cool Companies and more!

February 12, 2010

We are officially very excited by the response to the launch of Startl and the call for applications to our first Design Boost and Accelerator programs. So thank you, everyone! Keep ‘em coming!

SCVNGR: Build Your Own Location-Based Mobile Games

SCVNGR: Build Your Own Location-Based Mobile Games

February 11, 2010

SCVNGR is an awesomely successful mobile start-up based in Boston. As a company, SCVNGR’s mission is to create the world’s first platform to enable anyone, anywhere to design, develop, and deploy sophisticated interactive location-based mobile games, tours and experiences.

Digital Nation on PBS

February 9, 2010

From PBS, FRONTLINE embarked on a journey to find out what it means to live in this digital age.  How has ‘going digital’ changed the way we work, think, learn, live, interact and even fight wars?  Digital Nation takes us on a tour from an internet addiction bootcamp in Korea to an Air Force base in Nevada [...]

Remix World

February 8, 2010

‘Distributed learning’ does not mean abandoning schools. Rather, a model of distributed learning demands that we understand and support the relationships between different forms and settings of learning. We know from empirical research that many youth engaged in creative and academic agendas often turn to online networks because of the diversity of resources, expertise, and [...]

Schools on Facebook Case

Schools on Facebook Case

February 6, 2010

Schools on Facebook, developed by the start-up company Inigral, is an example of building an app on an existing social networking platform that allows institutions and students to centralize and integrate a variety of activities.  Inigral developed an early Facebook app, Courses, that lets postsecondary students do things like see who else is in their [...]

Wheels on the Bus – A Nice Ride

Wheels on the Bus – A Nice Ride

February 5, 2010

At 99 cents, Wheels on the Bus is an iPhone app that represents the kind of affordable enrichment tool that we think is pretty sticky. Created by three parent friends and based on the well-known nursery rhyme, Wheels on the Bus is an application for the iPhone and iPod touch that is an interactive storybook [...]

Welcome to Startl and our Startl Ink blog

Welcome to Startl and our Startl Ink blog

January 19, 2010

We’re very excited to be launching Startl after spending the last year developing the idea and finding the right partners to make it happen. As educators and businesspeople, we were inspired to create Startl because of two major disconnects we saw: between the potential of technology to revolutionize the way people learn and the current state of educational technology, and between all the young developer and entrepreneur talent we see and the lack of a clear pathway for how to bring their digital innovations into the learning market.

Diana Rhoten on Learning

Diana Rhoten on Learning

January 19, 2010

[kaltura-widget wid="eq2sp0zxm0" width="400" height="365" addpermission="" editpermission="" /] We made this video to describe the New Youth City Learning Project in New York City, but at Startl we share exactly the same values and beliefs about learning. In fact, Startl’s job is to help mature the talent and evolve the tools that can make projects like New [...]

Smart.fm – Extended Learning Goes Social

Smart.fm – Extended Learning Goes Social

January 19, 2010

As we see more and more movement towards different kinds of “extended learning,”  – learning that occurs primarily outside the traditional classroom such as  independent study, online courses, tutoring - it’s not that easy to sift through the noise.  It feels like everyone is  into extended learning in one way or another. We want introduce you to [...]

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