Educating Electeds

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

However, I think that the OCC and, more importantly , the crypto industry, owe these elected officials an education on how crypto can address these important issues and why it is not a distraction from them. A number of members of Congress sent a letter to the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Tuesday. I have embedded it below but readers via email may need to click here to read it. Letter to the OCC on Fintec… by CoinDesk.

online education: tips and resources for innovation and entrepreneurship educators

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We’ve compiled key learnings and best practices from educators in our community who have adjusted to the demands of online education. The post online education: tips and resources for innovation and entrepreneurship educators appeared first on VentureWell.

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The Education Transformation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in March 2009, USV hosted an event called Hacking Education. It was the beginning of our effort to invest in the transformation of the education sector. As Rebecca was developing her presentation, I wrote an email to her that said: when did we do Hacking Education? Rebecca concludes her post with these optimistic words: Our education portfolio has become a core value driver in our funds. hacking education

CS Education Week

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This week is CS Education Week. There are CS Education week events all around the world, mostly in schools where students will do an hour of coding. In NYC, where I do most of my CS Education work, there are CS Education week events in many/most of the public school buildings this week. Celebrating CS Education Week in your school or your child’s school is a great thing to do and I encourage everyone to celebrate CS Education week by doing that this week

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education

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We interviewed three leaders in entrepreneurship education about several ways to teach tomorrow's entrepreneurs about ethics. The post 4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

Remodeling English language education in Costa Rica

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

One inspiring teacher forever changed the way that Alex viewed education, and he received a scholarship to continue taking courses on teaching English. His drive and passion for education eventually led him to establish an innovative English language school in Costa Rica, where he now provides life-changing courses to his community. Encouraging a shift in education. By luck when he was young, Alex Solano took an English language course that would change his life.

interdisciplinary approaches in entrepreneurship education: q&a with Laquita Blockson of Agnes Scott College

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big ideas 2021: a bold path forward for innovation and entrepreneurship education

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The post big ideas 2021: a bold path forward for innovation and entrepreneurship education appeared first on VentureWell. For 25 years, VentureWell has closely supported early-stage STEM entrepreneurs who are designing groundbreaking innovations for the world’s most urgent problems.

Chinese online education app Zuoyebang raises $1.6 billion from investors including Alibaba

TechCrunch

In comparison, there were about 200 million K-12 students in 2019 in China, according to the Ministry of Education (link in Chinese). Apps Fundings & Exits Startups TC Asia China edtech online education Zuoyebang

how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education

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An assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, The post how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education appeared first on VentureWell. Tom Katona had been thinking quite a bit about a simple question. Faculty I&E Ecosystems entrepreneurial mindset

Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

TechCrunch

Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. Education is in session. But that’s not the only classroom where online education is getting called on.

Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

TechCrunch

The popular startup, which lets people build and share educational games, has picked up Drops, a startup that helps people learn languages by way of short picture and word-based games. Apps Education Europe M&A Startups drops Kahoot!

Strengthening financial education in Argentina with honesty and integrity

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

2018 YLAI Fellow Gastón is the founder of eaInversores , an online platform based in Córdoba, Argentina, that provides low-cost investment assistance and financial literacy education. His organization, eaInversores, provides financial education through online courses and conferences. The post Strengthening financial education in Argentina with honesty and integrity appeared first on Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems

Venture Well

We identified potentially promising—and interrelated—solutions to common obstacles to comprehensive IP education. The post how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty intellectual property teaching resources

Tech Startups Are Changing Education For The Better

Startup Grind

In the last decade, we have been able to see an immense growth of technology involvement in education. Technology, big data and the Internet have started revolutionizing every aspect of education in the recent years. Parents, teachers and school administrators are all experiencing this positive change that is modernizing, improving and facilitating education across the planet. Here's how tech startups are changing education for the better.

25 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

Year after year, educators and those invested in education love to speculate about what will take off in the near future. In almost all of the commentary from both educators and industry, the mention of AR and VR for 2018’s big trends were ubiquitous. And as far as riveting news goes, nothing quite peaks the interest like new trends that have the potential to fundamentally change learning.

Hacking Innovation Education in New York

This is going to be BIG.

The local tech community is figuring this out, not surprisingly, way before the academic institutions are—and where it is being discovered by academia, it’s being done on a one-off basis by educational revolutionaries in the innovation space who aren’t stopping to ask their schools for permission or to change curricula. If you don’t build a network of entrepreneurs around you—how are you ever going to figure out how to better educate them?

Role of Education on Climate Change

Impact Hub

Climate change education is central in making people sensitive to the global epidemic currently underway. The climate literacy framework guides the governments affiliated to the United Nations on how to introduce climate change and sustainable development goals in education curricula. Climate literacy requires a practical education. Unfortunately, according to a report by The Guardian , climate change education is directed towards spreading fear and anxiety in children.

A Call to Brains: Can We Mobilize Education Like Manufacturing in WWII?

This is going to be BIG.

The same politicians who champion strength and defense are making the most destructive cuts to our best weapon against our enemies: education. Exponentially spending on education should be seen as patriotic in the way that increasing industrial output was in the 1940's. "In May 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the production of 185,000 aeroplanes, 120,000 tanks, 55,000 anti-aircraft guns and 18 million tons of merchant shipping in two years.

Entrepreneurship Education as Exciting as Video Games???

EntreEd

The post Entrepreneurship Education as Exciting as Video Games??? appeared first on EntreEd. News Articles of Note News Room

Walking Away From a West Point Education Was the Key to My Success

Entrepreneur's Handbook

life-lessons entrepreneurship military education career-adviceThe hardest choices require the strongest wills. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Adding Another “E” to STEM Education

EntreEd

Merging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and entrepreneurship education ensures that students reach their full potential and are equipped with the necessary skill sets for an ever-changing world. The post Adding Another “E” to STEM Education appeared first on EntreEd.

The Experience vs. Education Curve in Startups

Gust

Years ago I came across the idea that in entrepreneurship, education and experience contribute to likelihood of success roughly like you see in the chart here. The underlying assumption is that a lot of education makes up for very little experience, and vice-versa. This is my opinion, based on (how nice) education and experience. There’s no amount of education that has much likelihood of success with no experience whatsoever.

Edtech boom continues as IntellectoKids raises $3M from Allrise Capital and others

TechCrunch

IntellectoKids , a developer of educational apps for children aged 3 to 7 years, has raised $3 million in a Series A financing led by U.S.-based The platform offers parents of preschool children “gamified” educational content and structured lessons available on mobile devices.

How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Listenwise is expanding into the elementary-grade market in response to demand from educators. The post How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused appeared first on Market Brief.

Working in Corporate Provided the Education She Needed to Become an Entrepreneur

Smart Hustle Magazine

SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · Working in Corporate Provided the Education She Needed to Become an Entrepreneur. The post Working in Corporate Provided the Education She Needed to Become an Entrepreneur appeared first on SmartHustle.com. Anika Hobbs is the owner and chief curator of Nubian Hueman , a fashion brand that partners with almost 500 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries.

The Value of Media Literacy Education

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The following blog post was adapted from ” If Every Day Were April Fool’s Day ,” a column by members of the Newseum Education staff that recently appeared in the Freedom Forum Institute’s newsletter, “ First Five.” The answer is media literacy education. Media literacy education is not new, but the recent intensified interest in building up these essential skills has cast light on some holes in traditional approaches. But educators can’t do it alone.

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Why Educating Startup Employees About Equity Is As Important As Giving It

Hyde Park Angels

The post Why Educating Startup Employees About Equity Is As Important As Giving It appeared first on HPA. This is the final article in a three-part series on the benefits of giving all startup employees equity. See the first piece here and the second one here. A year after I moved to Chicago, I attended a women’s networking event, where an employee of a recently-acquired startup entered the room.

What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

Both Sides of the Table

We need to take some risks in education and in innovation in this country so anybody that it trying to break through the traditional mold and try to create a new model ought to be lauded, not attacked. The value of a college education. I am very passionate and on record about the value of education. Education is self discovery. The challenges of a system that aims to educate all equally. I do struggle still with our college education system in the US.

How a financial educator in Jamaica perseveres through adversity 

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

2018 YLAI Fellow Kenishia Mais, founder of ThrivingDollars , a financial education platform designed to empower young adults with the tools and resources they need to make smarter decisions, has had to face a lot of adversity on her path to financial success and entrepreneurship. Though ThrivingDollars serves both men and women, we mainly take a women-centric approach to financial education, which has resulted in our audience now being 82% female. By Jewelle Saunders.

Miami-based Ironhack raises $20 million for its coding bootcamps as demand for coders continues

TechCrunch

Last year, Lambda School raised $74 million for its coding education program. Ironhack , a company offering programming bootcamps across Europe and North and South America, has raised $20 million in its latest round of funding.

advancing equity: validating multiple pathways and developing a holistic organizational approach

Venture Well

Inclusive entrepreneurship advancing equity higher educationValidating multiple pathways to success and developing a holistic organizational approach are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series A

TechCrunch

The startup, which uses SD cards as a low-bandwidth way to deliver content, saw a wave of smart devices enter homes across Africa as students adapted to remote education. Similar to many edtech startups, uLesson has benefited from the overnight adoption of remote education.

how a faculty grant changed a university

Venture Well

Faculty higher education teaching resourcesA modest VentureWell faculty grant helped catalyze Arizona State University's innovative social entrepreneurship program, leading to more than 150 projects by some 700 students.

Why I left edtech and got into gaming

TechCrunch

Now that COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital education tools, edtech has become one of the hottest areas of investment. But as we dove into the business further, we realized there was a lot to like about bibliographies and education technology in general.

[Celeno in PR Newswire] Neusoft Education and Celeno Partner to Create Remote Healthcare Solutions

OurCrowd

Neusoft Education AI and Cloud technology and Celeno Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging technology enable remote health monitoring for greater peace of mind for family members and valuable data to remote medical staff and caregivers.