Tag Archives: edtech startups

Sharing the Genius

Chalkup founder Justin Chando talks growth, struggle, success – and students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They do everything a Learning Management System does, but “we hate learning management systems” says Justin Chando, Chalkup founder and CEO (pictured, left). “We … Continue reading

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Making a Larger Impact

Rethinking edtech and school partnership.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Evans A close connection between schools and education technology companies is a formula for collective success. Moreover, that critical connection needs to consider one simple—yet important—point: school and district leaders … Continue reading

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Education with a Mission

Innovative founder solving a high school guidance counselor conundrum. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero ANGELA CHOY Title: Co-founder and CEO Org: Edmission Reach: High school students. Fame: Berkeley Engineering undergrad, SCU MBA, and certified in college counseling. Quote: “I see … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future

At the intersection of education and technology, working with the most creative minds. GUEST COLUMN | by Anne Wintroub As part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative – which accelerates the learning revolution and connects it with the young people who need … Continue reading

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From Geneva with Love

A young international company sets a new trend in edtech culture.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They have nearly as many passports as they do team members; this is a company continually looking to learn and understand new cultures. … Continue reading

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Trends | Reimagining Higher Education

The year is drawing to a close, but not without a large burst of innovation opening up. A distinguished list of innovators and leaders re-imagining education feel that current pedagogical approaches are insufficient for preparing billions of students seeking higher education … Continue reading

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Good Marks for TenMarks

Now an Amazon company, their GM says they’re still an edtech startup at heart. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Rohit Agarwal spent his early childhood years in India, where math is a strong focus of education. “I realized the value … Continue reading

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One Million Opportunities

This CEO is building a global business with a relentless approach to success. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Raffaela Rein began her illustrious career as an Investment Strategist for BlackRock in London after graduating in Business Finance from the University … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Developers Tour

The Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education is back on tour. They’ve traveled to several cities since they launched the Ed Tech Developer’s Tour back in May in D.C. with 1776, a global incubator and seed … Continue reading

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Here Come the Accelerators!

Can education innovation scale to save the world?  GUEST COLUMN | by Don Burton Some of the world’s biggest challenges, including housing supply, healthcare, and food shortages, will be improved through private sector innovation in partnership and with oversight from … Continue reading

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The Coming Revolution in EdTech

There has never been a better time to be bold. GUEST COLUMN | by Rusty Greiff 1776 was a killer year for a start-up! In that 12-month span, and in the decades that preceded it, a community of ambitious entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Immersive Learning

Edtech startups jump into the spotlight (and the Shark Tank) at ET4Online. GUEST COLUMN | by Michelle Pacansky-Brock Last year was a rewarding one for the education technology industry in the U.S., as companies in the space raised a record-breaking … Continue reading

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Trends | First-ever European EdTech Incubator

The Open Education Challenge seeks 10 education startups to support and fund. The Open Education Challenge, launched at BETT 2014, is now open. The Challenge invites innovators in education to submit their idea for a chance to get seed funding, support … Continue reading

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Starting Up EdTech

Tapping into the edtech trend and making solid connections. GUEST COLUMN | by Sue Thorn The mainstream adoption of smartphones and tablets, the significant increase in online learning, and the surge in MOOCs have spurred an explosive boom in the … Continue reading

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Trends | Sloan-C Launch Pad

The Launch Pad is a special program that has been integrated into the the Sloan-C MERLOT International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, which will be held this year in Dallas from April 9-11. It is a very low-cost, … Continue reading

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Big Bucks

When to know when you’re ready for VC funding and how to get it GUEST COLUMN | by Ariel Diaz When your edtech company is ready for takeoff—game plan set, team on board, and engines revving—it’s time to get some … Continue reading

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Interview | Pindi Albert Goes to OneSchool

The idea for OneSchool started with a picture message of a homework problem that was sent between friends. “That’s when a few of us at Penn State realized that students use their smartphones all the time, yet there was not … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Alleyoop for Students

Today’s students face an enormous challenge when it comes to being ready for college and a 21st-century workplace that demands creative problem-solving, critical thinking, time management skills and leadership. Only one in six high school freshmen go on to graduate … Continue reading

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