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University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation Name Winners of the 2013 Education Business Plan Competition

University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation Name Winners of the 2013 Education Business Plan Competition

May 9, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation announced the winners of the 2013 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC), held on May 7-8 on the Penn campus. Raise Labs was the big winner of the day, earning the most prize money ever at the Competition with three $25,000 prizes – the Milken Family Foundation First Prize, the Startl Prize for Open Educational Resources and the K12 Prize for Online Learning in Grades K-12. Education entrepreneurs from 10 early-stage start-ups competed in the final phase of the competition, which features seven prizes totaling $145,000 in funding. 

Flip Co-Founder Launches Learning Network – Knowmia

Flip Co-Founder Launches Learning Network – Knowmia

August 21, 2012

Ariel Braunstein, co-founder of the Flip video camera, has launched his latest company – Knowmia, a platform for teacher-created videos lessons.  As a crowd-source video platform for educators, Knowmia works with teachers to review and curate videos for students.   Students discover and learn while parents look to lower the costs often associated with tutoring. [...]

MindSnacks raises $6.5 Million from Sequoia expanding educational games

MindSnacks raises $6.5 Million from Sequoia expanding educational games

August 2, 2012

As reported at Gigaom, MindSnacks – a Startl portolio company – has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital. The new infusion of cash will allow the fabulous team (our opinion) at MindSnacks to add to their list of popular language and SAT prep iPhone games. From Gigaom – The MindSnacks Learn Spanish app currently ranks [...]

Founder Institute – Create a Company and You Graduate

Founder Institute – Create a Company and You Graduate

July 28, 2012

If you haven’t heard for the Founder Institute, it’s a global training program where tech entrepreneurs are required to build a company in four months.  60% of students fail this program but the other 40% have yielded more than 500 companies. “For tuition of less than $1,000, students attend classes with one goal in mind: [...]

Voxy to List of 5 Startups Transforming Online Education

Voxy to List of 5 Startups Transforming Online Education

July 27, 2012

Voxy, a Startl Design Boost alum, was named in a list of 5 Startups Transforming Online Education by Zev Gotkin at Mashable. Along with Voxy were companies we’ve talked about here from 2tor who partners with universities to help build and market online degree programs to Udemy, a platform allowing anyone to build online courses. [...]

Why Open Education Matters – Video Competition Winners

Why Open Education Matters – Video Competition Winners

July 26, 2012

Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the winners of the Why Open Education Matters video competition. The competition was launched in March 2012 to solicit creative videos that clearly communicate the use and potential of free, high-quality Open Educational Resources — or “OER” — and describe the benefits and [...]

College Dumps Textbooks for iPads

College Dumps Textbooks for iPads

July 24, 2012

Regis College in Weston, MA is making the leap, stepping away from textbooks and buying tablets for students and faculty.  This is the latest in growing trends among educational institutions leaning more towards tablets than textbooks. “It’s very engaging to have multimedia capabilities in the classroom,” said Marla Botelho, chief information officer at Regis. “People [...]

Coursera Announces 16 Universities Expanding Free, Online IT Courses

Coursera Announces 16 Universities Expanding Free, Online IT Courses

July 21, 2012

Coursera, a startup built around the global classroom business model, announced new partnerships with an additional 12 universities, bringing the total to 16 major universities now offering in free, online courses. The larger span of universities now on board brings a range of information technology courses, from the fundamentals of algorthms to machine learning and security, [...]

Edmodo exec: New $25M funding is just the beginning of spike for edtech

Edmodo exec: New $25M funding is just the beginning of spike for edtech

July 19, 2012

Edmodo‘s campaign to bring collaborative, social media tools to the classroom was bolstered today with a $25 million funding round led by new investor, New Enterprise Associate’s Tony Florence. The digital education startup uses a social network to connect students, teachers, and classrooms around the world. K-12 classes can privately log-in via a smartphone or [...]

Course Hero Acquires InstaEDU’s Cardinal Scholars

Course Hero Acquires InstaEDU’s Cardinal Scholars

July 15, 2012

As reported in TechCrunch, Course Hero – a popular resource for study guides, lecture notes, flashcards , practice exams and lecture videos is acquiring the in-home, in-person tutoring business of Cardinal Scholars from InstaEDU. InstaEDU built Cardinal Scholars at Stanford as a way to connect top-tier university students who need jobs with K-12 kids who need [...]

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