Computer Science Education Week

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The second week of December every year is Computer Science Education Week. It is a week to celebrate efforts to get computer science education into the K12 system around the world, and it is also a week in which schools do events, like The Hour of Code , to encourage students and teachers to get excited about learning computer science. I have also been involved in efforts to get computer science education adopted around the US and around the world. hacking education NYC

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.

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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

online education: tips and resources for innovation and entrepreneurship educators

Venture Well

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.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education

TechCrunch

The emergence of these companies is part of a broader trend of the democratization of professional development, sparked in part by increasing awareness and recognition of the mismatch between what traditional education is delivering to young people and what’s demanded by employers.

Funding Friday: ARAS Art Education for Teens

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

crowdfunding hacking educationI backed this art program for teens this morning. I think summer programs for kids are important and particularly important this summer when we are hopefully beginning to emerge from more than a year of remote learning and social distancing. For email readers, you can see the video here. USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — Apr 9, 2021 Mask Mandates Were Effective.

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

turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity

Venture Well

The post turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity appeared first on VentureWell. When leaders at UCI BAI discovered VentureWell’s Advancing Equity report, they used it as a blueprint to develop a DEI framework for their organization.

4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education

Venture Well

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

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.

Mission 2025: Planning the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education

Venture Well

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. Faculty I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator entrepreneurship education higher education open STEM teaching resources

How This EdTech Founder Makes 9-Figure Revenues Without Selling Education

Entrepreneur's Handbook

masterclass edtech entrepreneurship education businessLessons from EdTech founder David Rogier. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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.

Life of Purpose: Teacher Kiarra Ambrose Thrives by Humanizing Education

StartupNation

Given the times in which we currently live, I can’t think of anything worthier than recognizing the amazingly dedicated educators to whom we entrust our children to help them learn and grow. Detroit native Kiarra Ambrose has valued education all her life. Educational alchemy.

how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education

Venture Well

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

Guild Education valued at $3.75 billion with newest round

TechCrunch

Guild Education, which pairs employees with employer-sponsored learning opportunities, has raised $150 million in a Series E round. A platform like Guild helps employers keep talent in the pipeline and offer a solid benefit: paid education for their employees.

Kenyan edtech startup Craydel raises $1 million to grow its higher education platform

TechCrunch

Kenya-based Chandaria Capital, Nigeria-based LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, and an array of other angel investors including founders and top executives of Africa’s leading SaaS, e-commerce and education startups joined, as well.

Aileen Lee and Rachel Carlson walk through Guild Education’s early pitch deck

TechCrunch

Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson did just that. Aileen Lee, founder and managing partner of Cowboy Ventures, led a $2 million seed round in 2015 before Guild Education even had a real product. You can’t raise more than $370 million on a good idea alone.

Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

TechCrunch

Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad , in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.”

Tactile Change Through Digital Education Outreach

Entrepreneurs' Organization

and EO Austin member, began his company by delivering classroom training computer software; since then, MicroAssist has begun working with outreach organizations to educate audiences on larger social, cultural and health issues. Sanjay Nasta, CEO of MicroAssist, Inc.

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

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The post interdisciplinary approaches in entrepreneurship education: q&a with Laquita Blockson of Agnes Scott College appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

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.

Newsela breaks into interactive educational video with first acquisition

TechCrunch

In reality, though, some interactive tools fail to deliver high-quality education, thus missing an important balance between engaging content and pedagogically sound learning. Education M&A Startups TC Acquisitions edtech HapYak Newsela

OpenClassrooms raises $80 million for its online education platform

TechCrunch

The company operates an online education platform in French and English. In France, people qualify for public subsidies in order to fund professional education programs. The company says that the pandemic has had a positive impact on online education.

reimagining chemical engineering education: q&a with Dr. Pedro Arce of Tennessee Tech University

Venture Well

The post reimagining chemical engineering education: q&a with Dr. Pedro Arce of Tennessee Tech University appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

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?

Mali Rising Foundation Works to Empower Youth Through Education

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The Mali Rising Foundation was formed in 2004 to provide accessible, quality education for children, focusing on middle school education. We asked Fred to share his experience in helping to increase literacy rates and access to education in Mali.

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.

Yousician raises $28M to make music education more accessible

TechCrunch

By his own admission, Chris Thür wasn’t the most obvious person to start a music education company. Education Recent Funding Startups TC True Ventures Yousician

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.

Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app

TechCrunch

Key to what Sololearn is doing is that it has taken a realistic approach: On mobile, people want short bursts of content, so coding education on that platform should follow from that. Developer Education Europe Funding Recent Funding Startups TC Drive Capital sololearn

PowerZ raises $8.3 million for its video game focused on education

TechCrunch

The company is both an edtech startup and a video game studio with an ambitious goal — it wants to build a game that is as engaging as Minecraft or Fortnite, but with a focus on education. Freund believes that educational games will become mainstream really quickly.

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.

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.