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Incubators

4 Ways Higher Education Ushers in the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The incredible success that entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs were able to have without completing higher education programs established a sentiment that earning your degree might not be necessary to make it big in the startup world. Although schooling has always been…

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Denver

Take Virtual Tours of College Campuses with Campuscene

By | Sep 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

To illustrate the problem he’s solving, cofounder and CEO Dave Meyer of Campuscene starts out with two simple statistics. Only 50 percent of students who enroll in college complete their degree, he says. But 90 percent of students who drop out are in good…

Interviews

Austin

Michael Chasen of Blackboard Dissects the EdTech Industry [VIDEO]

By | Mar 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Blackboard is a name that many college students recognize – but in the past 16 years, the education giant has expanded beyond higher education. They actually provide products and services to the whole education industry, including K-12. Michael Chasen cofounded Blackboard in 1997 and…

Education

DC

Social Meets Academics at Student-Only StudyHall

By | Aug 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Last week, friends and family members gathered in DC to celebrate the launch of StudyHall, a startup gearing up to disrupt higher education. The walls were plastered with schools’ memorabilia and fake StudyHall profiles of each attendee. The room was buzzing with energy and…

Software

Cleveland

CitizenGroove: Producing the Sounds of Startup Success

By | Feb 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

CitizenGroove is a media-centered content management system for organizations that accept auditions – the application streamlines the music school or audition application process. Cleveland-based CitizenGroove is a great study in what produces success in the startup world. For example: This is not the founders’…

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Events

Chicago

Teachers, Parents, and Students Can Connect on Facebook Using TalkChalk

By | Nov 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Over 50 million Americans between the ages of 13 to 25 live and breathe on Facebook. These same students spend an average of 2 hours connected to this dominant social media site everyday, yet schools and districts across the country block the site due…

Business

A New Blueprint for Startup Incubators from Gig.U

By | Aug 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm

It’s no secret that startups tend to spring up in a handful of already-established tech communities here in the US.  Silicon Valley.  New York City.  Boston.  Austin.  Let’s throw DC and Chicago in for good measure.  That leaves most of the country out of…