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California

Top Colleges and Majors, Ranked by Future Earning Potential

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

We can all debate the finer points of going to college — some go purely to learn more about the world, some see it as a stepping stone in an ambitious career, most just think they have to go in order to get any…

Jobs

Washington

30 Most Common College Graduates Found at Major Tech Companies

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With summer dwindling, thoughts of back to school sales and brand new books are undeniably dancing around in your head. Whether you’re returning to a graduate program or sending your little one off to preschool for the first time, the return of the school…

Accelerator

Why the Study of Entrepreneurship Improves Outcomes for Startups

By | May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

With so many paths to success, the research field of entrepreneurship began to emerge and studying the various interdisciplinary fields that integrate into the overall success became an important tool to understanding the why. Prior to Techstars, I worked in research at the Kauffman…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

Space

DC

Meet NASA’s iTech Top 25 Startup Semifinalists

By | May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The NASA iTech competition pits tech innovators from all around the country against each other in order to determine which 25 finalists have the ideas that hold “the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.” The Innovation…

Interviews

Austin

Kira Blackwell of NASA iTech Talks Space, Girls in Tech and Startups – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Upon the discovery of seven Earth-size planets and the goal to travel to Mars in 2030, NASA is seeking out new solutions to help them reach new moonshots. NASA iTech is a collaborative initiative designed to help address gaps in future technologies needed for…

Incubator

Study: University Incubators Might Not Be As Great As You’d Think

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

A new study recently released by Baylor University indicates that university-affiliated startup incubators might not be as helpful as they seem. In fact, they’re correlated with a drop in the quality of a university’s innovations rather than a boost in them. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal…

Opinion/Analysis

Is College Education Important For Entrepreneurs?

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In addition to being rich and wildly successful, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Kevin Rose all have something else in common: none of them graduated from college. The question is, do these examples stand as proof that college isn’t something that entrepreneurs…

Reports & Rankings

Top 25 Highest-Paying College Majors

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As we approach the period at which college students begin (or continue) their higher education journeys, those of us who have already been through those transformative years are once again reminded of our misguided decisions to pursue that art history/creative writing/music/religious studies/[insert your creative…

Education

Boise

Follow and Fund: Crowdfunding for Higher Education

By | Sep 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

Pursing higher education is one of the quintessential goals of the American Dream, but for many students, skyrocketing education costs have acted as a major barrier to entry. To make higher education more affordable for anyone, Follow and Fund was created to help students…

Entrepreneur

The American Routine: Why Everyone Needs to Be an Entrepreneur

By | Dec 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

These days, students are paralyzed by rising tuition rates and astronomical amounts of debt. The prospect of becoming a young entrepreneur is mind-numbing, if not absurd. However, entrepreneurs have an out unlike their peers. According to the Kauffman Foundation, the entrepreneurship index was highest among…

Android

DC

Follow College Parties as They Evolve Using Mobile App from Sponto

By | Nov 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

During my freshman year in college – way back in 1993-94 – I somehow always knew where the parties were before and during the weekend.  And somehow, everyone knew to ask me.  Looking back, it just amazes me that information like that spread –…

Events

Bloomington

Swarm Launches a Mobile Social Network Aimed at College Students

By | Oct 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

It is true that some things – shopping or bar hopping, for instance – are better with friends.  In college, almost everything is done with friends, even the mundane and necessary thins, like laundry, running errands, and studying. Bloomington, IN-based Swarm is leveraging that…

Events

Seattle

Hungry? Order Delivery for Cheap with Omnom.com

By | Oct 20, 2011 at 11:00 am

Nothing says “I’m hungry” quite like the ravenous sound of “OM NOM NOM NOM.” Coined by Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, I think we’ve all been guilty of obnoxiously exclaiming this phrase at least once or twice after finally satiating a major case of the…

Startup

Twin Cities

A Sneak Peek at ByME: The Digital College Campus By Students, For Students

By | Oct 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Social networks and daily-deal services are a dime a dozen these days, but Minneapolis-based startup ByME is looking to create an all-inclusive online community catered to the university lot. Founded by Chad Olsen, a current junior at the University of Minnesota, College ByME connects…

Startup

DC

CampusSplash Launches Q&A Platform for Universities & Students

By | Aug 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

We’ve covered local DC education startup CampusSplash a few times over the past several months as they’ve rolled out products such as AdmissionSplash and DormSplash. Their products have been gaining traction, but the main site, CampusSplash, has been primarily a blog publishing related content –…

Conferences

DC

GW Business Plan Competition Awards $50K in Prize Money

By | Apr 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

George Washington University hosted its annual Business Plan Competition Finals on Thursday and Friday of this past week. The event was a two-day culmination of an academic, year-long series of events and active mentorship on new venture creation. A record 112 teams entered this…