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TradeUp Named as DemoDay Favorite by PandoDaily

TradeUp Named as DemoDay Favorite by PandoDaily

August 11, 2013

TradeUp, a Startl company who participated in the DreamIt Accelerator this summer, was named a Demo Day favorite by PandoDaily. TradeUp is a platform that prepares people for the 21st century job market using 21st century education. Startup accelerator network Dreamit Ventures today unveiled its latest class of companies in New York City. Maybe I’ve been to too [...]

DreamIt New York 2013 – Demo Day Highlights, Videos, and News

DreamIt New York 2013 – Demo Day Highlights, Videos, and News

August 11, 2013

This past Wednesday, August 7, 2013, DreamIt Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Startl hosted Demo Day for the 15 companies selected to participate in the DreamIt New York 2013 Summer accelerator program. The event was held at the McGraw Hill Financial Building in Manhattan and saw over 300 community members, including: potential investors, customers, mentors, and other industry executives. This year’s class [...]

Boundless launches paid online textbooks with new learning tech

Boundless launches paid online textbooks with new learning tech

August 11, 2013

Boston startup Boundless said Tuesday that it has launched a paid version of its online college textbooks, which come with new technologies for improving learning.

The premium products are priced at $19.99 per book, with no expiration, Boundless said.

The new "Boundless Learning Technology" is "part personal tutor, part online search and part textbook," the startup said in a news release. Boundless says it’s spent more than a year gathering data on how students learn online, and has developed new adaptive-learning technologies aimed at helping students to better grasp and retain information.

Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 Class – August 7, 2013

Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 Class – August 7, 2013

July 30, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 is a very important day  - Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 class of companies including three learning companies in the Startl cohort.  Demo Day is an invitation-only event where investors, press and program supporters get their first chance to meet the graduating DreamIt NYC class. Following the demo portion [...]

Board Games in the Classroom

Board Games in the Classroom

July 30, 2013

Glory provided a new and inventive way of learning history through the eyes of four unique fictional characters. Throughout our week-long tournament of sorts, I got to experience a time period about which I knew very little and bond with my fellow Avenues students over one thing we had all grown to love: Glory.

What It’s Like To Be A College Kid With A Profitable Side Business That Pulls In 6 Figures

What It’s Like To Be A College Kid With A Profitable Side Business That Pulls In 6 Figures

July 30, 2013

Dan Shipper, 22, is going into his final semester at University of Pennsylvania. Despite Shipper splitting time between class and "real" work, Firefly is profitable.

Firefly is a 2-person startup (three if you count the intern) that has only been around for 10 months. It enables customer service reps to share their screens with customers without requiring them to download any software. Its 6,000 customers either pay $25-99 per customer service rep or a fixed monthly rate if it’s a large organization. Today Firefly announced a partnership with chat company Olark that accounts for 5,000 of its 6,000 clients.

This 14-year-old is building connections for his startup

This 14-year-old is building connections for his startup

July 30, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Emerson Walker was sitting in class at Turpin High School when he realized he had forgotten his planner and couldn’t write down his assignments.

“I had an iPad at the time, so I thought, ‘Why isn’t there an app for this?’” he told me.

So he did what any good son of a partner at a venture firm would do — he decided to develop it himself (with some light encouragement from dad).

Dino 101 MOOC opens, offering free tuition in paleontology

Dino 101 MOOC opens, offering free tuition in paleontology

July 26, 2013

If you’ve ever harboured secret ambitions of becoming a palaeontologist or just watched Jurassic Park too many times, a new massive open online course (or MOOC) has opened for registration which might just be relevant to your interests.

"Dino 101 offers an engaging learning experience to anyone interested in palaeontology. We hope that this course will inspire the next generation of dinosaur researchers, and help excite the imagination of the general population," Faculty of Science Dean Jonathan Schaeffer told Wired.co.uk.

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. 

Pittsburgh, an EdTech Hive and home of the Kids + Creativity movement

Pittsburgh, an EdTech Hive and home of the Kids + Creativity movement

May 9, 2013

Why is Pittsburgh called the “EdTech Hive” in this piece in Education Week? For dozens of reasons, from the recent launch of Hive Pittsburgh to the new TechShop and very popular MakeShop (at the Children’s Museum).”Pittsburgh educators, innovators and organizations have come together to form the Kids+Creativity Network–more than 100 organizations, including public school districts, non-profit groups, libraries, museums, afterschool programs and neighborhood community centers–which is committed to remaking learning in the greater Pittsburgh area.”More than a long and impressive list, the many and varied organizations and activieis are fast becoming a hub that’s the envy of other cities.

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