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Portland, Maine

Thomas College Receives $5.3M Alfond Grant for New Center of Innovation

By | May 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thomas College announced a new initiative designed to promote innovation and spur entrepreneurial activity in central Maine. The Waterville-based college has created the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation thanks to a $5.3 million donation from The Harold Alfond Foundation. This is the largest gift…

Startup Spotlight

China

Edtech Startup LeapLearner Wants to Teach Kids to Program Robots

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The future of computer science jobs are bright. But in anticipation of a talent shortage, preparing the next generation with the skills to advance technology will be critical to future innovation. One startup is taking a global approach to developing children’s skill sets for the future….

Startups & Apps

Boston

9 Edtech Startups to Join LearnLaunch’s 2017 Cohort

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

Growing a startup in the edtech space can be extremely challenging. From adoption and educating the end user to regulation and dealing with school systems, there are constant road bumps founders need to overcome. At Boston-based edtech accelerator LearnLaunch, they are hyper-focused on expanding…

Funding

DC

Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and…

Education

Edtech Poses Notable Challenges to Immigrant Students [Infographic]

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology is supposed to make life easier. Whether it’s an artificially intelligent virtual assistant keeping track of your schedule or a timer on your microwave, there’s no point in progress if it’s just going to make things harder. However, in the edtech world, the advancements…

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Education

Phoenix

Arizona State and Draper University Team Up For Entrepreneur Dream Course

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

For college students, going to class and reading about building a business is one thing, but having the opportunity to actually build one of their own is quite another. Sure there are plenty of business courses that students can take to up their game,…

Education

6 New Startups Redefining The Educational Space

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tech startups are creating buzz in transportation, gaming, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. Everybody knows this. What people may not realize is that technology has a huge impact on the educational space as well. In the first quarter of 2017, ed tech startups already closed…

Education

Why Digital Learning Is So Important For Teachers And Students

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Most schools have access to technology. From computers to tablets, students are able to access high quality internet access for teaching and learning purposes. Today’s connected classrooms provide both teachers and students easier, faster, and more affordable access to information, learning resources, experts, peers,…

Education

Starting an Online Course? Boost Enrollment With These Domains

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Ask any college student these days and there’s a strong chance they have taken an online course. According to a study by the National Center for Educational Statistics, in fall 2014, there were 5,750,417 students enrolled in any distance education courses at degree-granting postsecondary institutions….

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Codeverse, a Hackable Classroom That Teaches Kids to Code

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The world of coding has expanded rapidly in the past few years. There are platforms that allow amateur coders to throw their hats in the ring and develop an app that could make an impact in tech innovation. Like the filmmakers of today versus the…

Entrepreneur

6 Important Lessons From a Global Entrepreneur

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Starting a company is hard enough, but establishing a startup across different continents adds to the challenge. But that’s what my cofounders, Kristina Prokop and Trent Lloyd, and I did more than six years ago when we started Eyeota, the global leader for audience…

Gear & Gadgets

Teach Your 3-Year-Old to Code With Cubetto

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Teaching kids to code is becoming a part of many high school curriculums, after-school programs, and online activities. Parents may think they have to wait for their child to enter elementary school before learning to code. Fortunately that’s not the case anymore, as one…

Marketing & Social Media

3 Foolproof Ways Modern Marketers Build Influence Through Education

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Modern marketers insist on being the voice in the room that forces everyone around them to stop and listen. However, reaching influencer status today is certainly easier said than done. With so many channels in a seemingly crowded marketing sphere, how can newcomers to…

Interviews

Austin

Amy Webb: A Curved Path to Becoming A Futurist – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Most people associate predicting the future with superheroes, but there are people in the tech industry who have the ability to predict trends and emerging technology way in advance of what consumers will see on the market. Futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, Amy Webb…

Interviews

Austin

Cory Doctorow on Education and the Importance of Mentors – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Helping others is a common thread you’ll find with Cory Doctorow. As a son of teachers, and a professor himself, finding ways to provide educational tools for the classroom led him to hold policy positions at Creative Commons. Cory also works to defend civil…

Security

Study: Edtech Needs to Be More Secure Than It Is

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Ed tech — the software, hardware, and integrated systems that are increasingly powering every level of education — has sprung up quickly around the world. The industry is getting crowded enough that we were able to cover a top 12 list of the highest funded…

Education

3 Edtech Startups That Make Cramming For a Test Easier Than Ever

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

A lot of people have had to stay up late to cram for an important test. Your textbooks are sprawled out in disarray, you’ve got empty coffee cups crowding your desk, and anxiety is perforating the room like a bad smell. Lucky for us, three startups…