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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,…

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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…



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…


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…



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 —…


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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…


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…


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…



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…



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…