Forget the Ivy League and Stanford — the smartest college in America is not what you might think.
Student-first online education hub Chegg filed a public version of its documentation to go public today, seeking to raise $158 million by selling 14.4 million shares at between $9.50 and $11.50.
Blend is a mobile app for college students only, which gives them free stuff in exchange for doing college-y things and sharing photos of them. The company has raised $1.325 million in seed funding to continue its national expansion.
Need some lecture notes? How about an exam guide, or perhaps a video tutorial on Statistics 220 exam at the University of Toronto?
Let’s call it the Jerry McGuire strategy: Help me help you.
College Abacus, the “Kayak of college financial aid,” lets students compare the total net price of attending college and generate up to 100 personalized estimates, before they fill out an application.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun discussed what it will take to fix America’s outdated system of higher education at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Guest Post Mr. President, my appeal is this: As you make this critical push for reform, don’t forget to clear the path for the innovators like me who are trying to work with you.
Nearly 10 percent of students fry their phones in a “party foul” situation. And 8 percent of all students say they’re too blackout drunk to remember exactly how their expensive, shiny smartphones got bricked, lost, cracked, or stolen.
Uber is keeping you, young college Chegg customer, from drinking and driving — at least in your first week back at school.
Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion and yet the cost of college tuition continues to rise. Instagrad has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their kids’ college education.
This ed-tech startup hosts what it calls MindSumo Challenges to test specific skill sets and help companies recruit talent.
Guest Post What I’m here to say today is that education is being transformed by technology. The future is here, but educators and deans, the ones who hold the gauntlet, are choosing not to believe it.
StudentLoanHero has helped students manage, reduce, and repay over $60 million in student debt.
MakeGamesWithUs teaches students how to build iOS games, fostering a new generation of gaming moguls, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Even though 90% of our users are on Facebook, it doesn’t mean they want to work there.
Readyforce cross the country to connect top engineering students with jobs at fast-growing startups.
Schoolyard launches a platform that lets students crowdfund their projects directly from alumni.
Coursera’s slogan is “Higher education that overcomes the boundaries of geography, time, and money.” Except, of course, for the state boundaries of Minnesota.
Education startup Inigral raises $3.25 from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and Founders Fund.
Students are using Facebook and Twitter all the time, but for most, it’s hardly something they’d like future employers — or college admission counselors — to seem. That’s a problem that will soon be in the rear-view mirror, if new startup Meritful is successful.
They can’t buy a celebratory bottle of champagne, but they’re hoping to start a new business. Meet the new class of under 20 would-be college kids dropping out of college to work on their entrepreneurial dreams under the watchful eye of investor Peter Thiel.
Attention high school graduates with dreams of becoming a doctor: That’s a bad idea. Instead, become a plumber. You’ll make more money. If you think that sounds crazy, that’s because it is. But that’s precisely the message from noted investor and Libertarian Peter Thiel, who sees education as a liability rather than an asset.
For kids from low-income backgrounds who want to level up, getting money for college is one of the most significant and most daunting challenges to try to overcome.
Mobile apps continue to be one of the richest areas for startups. Case in point: The four companies collected here, each of which made an appearance onstage today at the Demo Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley. We’ve noticed a focus on discovery in mobile apps, as well as tools for reaching the student populations of the world.
While news-sharing site Reddit harbors many unique communities such as rage comic lovers, zombie aficionados, geeks and several others, its low on robust college communities — which is strange considering that a large percentage of Reddit’s total users are either students or recent graduates with lots of collegiate pride.
CampusBookRentals.com announced on Tuesday they raised a $20 million second round of financing, just in time for the back to school craze.
Guest Post There’s been a lot of talk as of late regarding young entrepreneurs and the paths available to them; PayPal cofounder Peter Theil is going as far as to give 20 teams of entrepreneurs under 20 a two-year $100,000 fellowship on which to fund their next big ideas. Unfortunately, there simply aren’t that many investors out there to fund ideas from mostly unproven young adults, so it remains up to the entrepreneur to do it on their own.
StudyBlue, a startup that helps high school and college students study online, announced today it has raised $3.65 million.
As Facebook broadens its user base, competing sites have tried to claim the student audience that was once the social network’s strength. But Facebook hasn’t forgotten the college crowd — witness today’s launch of a new page called Universities on Facebook.