The Education Transformation

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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

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. Encouraging a shift in education. By luck when he was young, Alex Solano took an English language course that would change his life.

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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

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.

25 education trends for 2018

This is going to be BIG.

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.

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.

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.

how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems

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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.

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. Here's how tech startups are changing education for the better.

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.

Entrepreneurship Education as Exciting as Video Games???


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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?

Adding Another “E” to STEM Education


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.

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.

The Experience vs. Education Curve in Startups


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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems

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I&E Ecosystems ecosystem higher educationDuring our first virtualOPEN conference, we gathered expert panelists to discuss the best strategies for cultivating healthy and robust entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Investing In Learning

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV has invested in the education sector for a bit more than ten years. We kicked things off with an event we called Hacking Education back in March 2009. We have focused on “direct to learner” businesses and have mostly avoided investing in companies that sell to the established education system. We hope to find more businesses like this to invest in as we think we are just at the beginning of rethinking how we want to learn and educate. hacking educatio

the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs

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Early Stage Innovators E-Team entrepreneurship higher education innovation startup STEMWe fund some of the nation’s top university students dedicating their time to inventing something new. Here are the top six challenges they typically face.

Video Of The Week: Duolingo On SNL

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

hacking educationOur portfolio company Duolingo was the subject of a funny skit on SNL a few weeks ago.

[CyberX in Yahoo Finance] Educational SANS Webinar on Securing Unmanaged IoT Devices in Healthcare & Life Sciences


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The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe


This year we dove headfirst into the rise of corporate venture capital, the changing nature of venture capital education, and the important task of startup ecosystem building.

Learn To Code If You’ve Lost Your Job

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

hacking educationLearning to code was the thing that unlocked it all for me. I learned to hack in Basic during high school. I parlayed that into a programming job in college, which led to my first job out of college, which then led to a job that helped me pay for graduate school, which led to a job in venture capital.

Education sales vs execution sales

Tomasz Tunguz

When going to market, startups tend to pursue one of two sales strategies, either education sales or execution sales.These sales strategies are substantially different. The Education Sale. If your customers don’t know they need your product yet, then the sales process is an education sale. Education sales are common when creating a new market (TiVo inventing the DVR) or when bringing existing technologies to new market segments (CRM for restaurants).

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital


All International Investor Education Venture Capital InvestingThe following is an excerpt from 500’s CVC report. How has corporate venture capital changed? In the decade since the Great Recession, we have seen digital upstarts – taking advantage of disruptive technologies from AI to IoT – reshape the economy and the corporate pecking order.

The Duolingo English Test

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As the international higher education publication PIE News puts it: With the suspension of traditional English proficiency tests in countries most affected by the coronavirus, a wave of US institutions are now accepting the results of the Duolingo English Test , either as stand-alone proof or as a supplement to other measures of English-language proficiency. hacking educationI wrote about our portfolio company Duolingo’s English Proficiency Test back in August of last year.

Faculty Spotlight: Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University

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Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University is working to transform entrepreneurship education to focus on executing ideas, not just ideation. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

Bioengineering Capstone Programs: 5 Ways to Maximize Impact

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Early Stage Innovators Faculty Healthcare Technology Biomedical Engineering entrepreneurship education higher education teaching resourcesBioengineering capstone programs help prepare students for real-world challenges in a way that is different from any traditional lab course. The post Bioengineering Capstone Programs: 5 Ways to Maximize Impact appeared first on VentureWell.

Computer Science For All NYC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

hacking education NYCAbout ten years ago, I started asking why were weren’t teaching computer science to every student in the NYC public school system.

7 Class Exercises to Amplify Innovative Thinking

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Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resourcesWe curated a fresh new list of cutting-edge class exercises to incorporate into innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum. The post 7 Class Exercises to Amplify Innovative Thinking appeared first on VentureWell.

Rethinking Pitch Competitions: Create Value, Not a Spectacle

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Early Stage Innovators I&E Ecosystems competitions entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education innovation startupVentureWell Director of Venture Development, Eli Velasquez offers insights on how to develop pitch competitions that provide maximum support to startups.

The AVC Cap Table Template

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

entrepreneurship hacking education VC & TechnologyI woke up to this tweet this morning: @fredwilson someone has hijacked your cap table link in this post – it now goes out to some random company rather than your template [link] — John Henderson (@johnhenderson) April 21, 2020. I went to that blog post and clicked on the link and sure enough someone had swapped out my cap table template from 2011 with their own cap table.

The challenges facing startups serving K-12 education

Tomasz Tunguz

Ariel Diaz wrote an insightful post in PandoDaily yesterday outlining the state of affairs in online education. Ariel touched on the history of education, catalogued the problems of the status quo and pointed to a few innovative initiatives. The major for-profit education companies, Capella and Phoenix, serve university students. 2Tor/2U brings online education to offline colleges.

Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests

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Early Stage Innovators I&E Ecosystems customer discovery E-Team entrepreneurship education Mentors startup teaching resourcesFrightened to fail? Face your fears! Download a free stress test to identify your startup's vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans.