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

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

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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

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.

Mission 2025: Planning the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education

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What are the topics and challenges in I&E education that should be addressed between now and 2025? The post Mission 2025: Planning the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education appeared first on VentureWell.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

The Experience vs. Education Curve in Startups

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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.

Adding Another “E” to STEM Education

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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.

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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Mamaw isn’t educated and, in fact, scorns “elites” but knows that if J.D. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

The Value of Media Literacy Education

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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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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.

Video Of The Week: Duolingo On SNL

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

The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe

500

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.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

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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.

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.

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).

COVID-19 can’t stop us: behind-the-scenes of virtualOPEN 2020

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I&E Ecosystems Inclusive entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education inclusive entrepreneurshipOPEN 2020 put our core value of living innovation to the test.

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

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.

pop-up classes: a simple, effective approach to supporting young innovators

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Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resourcesWe’ve compiled some of the key elements to think about as you create your pop-up classes, and outlined a variety of options to keep in mind.

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.

Active Learning Classroom Activities for Student Innovators

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Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resourcesWe’ve asked some of our faculty grantees to share their active learning exercises that you can use to help refine your own coursework for maximum impact.

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University

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Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resourcesJulie Messing from Kent State University is working to help all students, regardless of discipline, gain an entrepreneurial mindset. The post Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University appeared first on VentureWell.

Teaching Online

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

hacking educationI have been teaching in one form or another since college. I helped pay for graduate school by teaching other grad students. For most of my life, teaching has meant standing up in front of a group of people and explaining things to them in a large group setting. But, like many things, that is quickly changing right now. I mentioned that we have a new group of analysts at USV.

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.

Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

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Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resourcesNordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. .

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Tech Jobs For All Who Want Them

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

What the report reveals is that NYC has a rich and expanding ecosystem of tech skills training opportunities, including K-12 and adult education. Make a significant new public investment in expanding and improving New York City’s tech education and training ecosystem. . Prioritize long-term investments in K–12 computing education. . Build the pipeline of educators and facilitators serving both K–12 and career readiness efforts. .

Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions?

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Early Stage Innovators I&E Ecosystems E-Team entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education innovation startupIn honor of World Intellectual Property Day, we put together a quick-reference guide on the role IP rights play in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Faculty Spotlight: Gary Brooking from Wichita State University

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Faculty entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education innovation STEM teaching resourcesGary Brooking from Wichita State University helps students develop a mindset that is open to understand broader issues to better solve problems.