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Coding

Apple Launches Summer Camp to Teach Kids to Code

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

At this point in the game, it’s hard to deny that being equipped with coding skills is beneficial to your future success. With more and more computer programming jobs hitting the market than people graduating high school every year, being prepared with this new…

Education

11 Startups Competing in the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Contest

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

As an innovation engine and a facilitator of exponential change, XPRIZE has done a lot for the future. Whether it’s through a lunar program that will see private companies on the moon in a few short years or an adult literacy initiative helping teach…

Education

7 Substantive Ecourses For Budding Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In a recent survey, almost 40 percent of millennials stated they prefer to work on their own. This is in stark contrast to Generation X and certainly to the Baby Boomers before them. It is no wonder, then, that this generation is particularly open…

Education

Get Back to One-on-One Learning with TutorMe Tutors

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

One of the toughest dilemmas with online learning is getting the attention you want as a student. In a traditional classroom, you can raise a hand to ask a question. That’s not so easy with the increasingly popular massively open online courses (MOOCs). Still,…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Saving Money, Influencer Marketing and Smoothie Blenders

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Saving money is always popular, especially when it’s convenient. Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This time in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping people save money for the long-term and while they shop online as…

Education

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…

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…