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  • University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation Name Winners of the 2013 Education Business Plan Competition

    University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation Name Winners of the 2013 Education Business Plan Competition

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation announced the winners of the 2013 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC), held on May 7-8 on the Penn campus. Raise Labs was the big winner of the day, earning the most prize money ever at the Competition with three $25,000 prizes – the Milken Family Foundation First Prize, the Startl Prize for Open Educational Resources and the K12 Prize for Online Learning in Grades K-12. Education entrepreneurs from 10 early-stage start-ups competed in the final phase of the competition, which features seven prizes totaling $145,000 in funding. 

  • Flip Co-Founder Launches Learning Network – Knowmia

    Flip Co-Founder Launches Learning Network – Knowmia

    Ariel Braunstein, co-founder of the Flip video camera, has launched his latest company – Knowmia, a platform for teacher-created videos lessons.  As a crowd-source video platform for educators, Knowmia works with teachers to review and curate videos for students.   Students discover and learn while parents look to lower the costs often associated with tutoring. [...]

  • MindSnacks raises $6.5 Million from Sequoia expanding educational games

    MindSnacks raises $6.5 Million from Sequoia expanding educational games

    As reported at Gigaom, MindSnacks – a Startl portolio company – has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital. The new infusion of cash will allow the fabulous team (our opinion) at MindSnacks to add to their list of popular language and SAT prep iPhone games. From Gigaom - The MindSnacks Learn Spanish app currently ranks [...]

  • Founder Institute – Create a Company and You Graduate

    Founder Institute – Create a Company and You Graduate

    If you haven’t heard for the Founder Institute, it’s a global training program where tech entrepreneurs are required to build a company in four months.  60% of students fail this program but the other 40% have yielded more than 500 companies. “For tuition of less than $1,000, students attend classes with one goal in mind: [...]

  • Voxy to List of 5 Startups Transforming Online Education

    Voxy to List of 5 Startups Transforming Online Education

    Voxy, a Startl Design Boost alum, was named in a list of 5 Startups Transforming Online Education by Zev Gotkin at Mashable. Along with Voxy were companies we’ve talked about here from 2tor who partners with universities to help build and market online degree programs to Udemy, a platform allowing anyone to build online courses. [...]

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