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Stanford

10 Best Universities for Locking Down a Job After Graduation

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Finding a job sucks. Between sitting through lengthy interviews, endlessly sending resumés, and constantly doubting your own self worth, the process can take a serious toll on your mental health. And while a good school doesn’t guarantee you a shot at the corner office,…

Startups & Apps

Raleigh

Chris Heivly of The Startup Factory on Being an Underdog

By | May 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Chris Heivly, also known as the “Chief Pot-Stirrer” in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina, is the Managing Partner at The Startup Factory, a serial entrepreneur, and the cofounder of MapQuest. He’s known for kicking up the dust and finding ways to get people fired up…

Accelerator

Boston

Why Boston Is a Great City for Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Upon visiting the city of Boston, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, art museums, public gardens and maybe get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. And if you want to grab some insight into the vibrant entrepreneurial…

Entrepreneur

The Top 15 Universities Producing Unicorn Founders

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the education world, people are constantly debating the value of attending college. With a struggling job market and skyrocketing student debt, the everyday citizen is finding it harder and harder to justify a $40,000 education. But if you’re hoping to start one of…

News

Chicago

New $3.5M Tech Hub Will Give Midwest Startups a Boost

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

A $3.5 million grant has been offered by the National Science Foundation to fund a new ‘I-Corps’ node among four midwest universities. Researchers at the universities involved — the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Purdue University, and the University of Toledo —…

SaaS

San Francisco

Extending a Free, Open Source Community to Our Students

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Matt Butler, the cofounder of ZenHub, might be one of the more pro-open source community enthusiasts I’ve come across in my time in the tech world. On a personal level, I’m a huge fan,  but I think Butler says it better than I could: “As…

News

The 100 Most Innovative Universities in the World

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

Last week, Reuters released its Top 100 ranking of the most innovative universities in the world, topped by Stanford, MIT, and Harvard. Also included in the top 10 were several public university systems: the University of Michigan (#5), the University of Texas (#7), and…

Ecosystems

Diploma Deals: The Rise in University-Centric Affinity Investing

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

At first glance, there would seem to be a natural, almost inevitable, link between the close-knit networks of elite universities and the close-knit networks of early-stage investing. But, until recently, there was a black hole sitting between active, involved alumni and mentoring networks and…

B2B

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…

Entrepreneur

Boston

MITx Free E-Courses Will Offer Certificates – But Not from MIT

By | Jan 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Starting this spring, MIT will begin offering online courses to anyone, anywhere, for free – and this time, students can receive a certificate of completion. The platform, dubbed MITx, will include online labs, communication with other students, and individual assessment. But MIT is making…

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…

iPad

mailVU’s Video Mail: Another Boost to Online Education

By | Aug 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

Critics of online education complain that it’s impersonal, but mailVU is helping to change that. Its mail platform can bring students and teachers together to exchange lectures and homework assignments by video, rather than text. “So many educators use us and blog about us…

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…

Conferences

DC

TechStorm: Matching Entrepreneurs & University Technologies

By | Mar 28, 2011 at 9:05 am

Announced today, the inaugural TechStorm conference will be the first national event focused exclusively on matching innovative university technologies with entrepreneurs and seed funding opportunities. The event will take place on June 2, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Co-host of the…

News

Preparing for the Future: Higher Education’s Attempt to Catch Up

By | Aug 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm

If the goal of higher education is to prepare students to enter the workforce, you have to wonder if colleges and universities are equipping students with not only the right knowledge, but familiarity with the culture of today’s hyper-evolving tech startup environment. Today’s education…