Editor’s Pick Nine months ago, Ashana Davenport dropped out of high school and didn’t have a home. If you told her that she would have a career in tech, she wouldn’t have believed you.
Remind101 uses an old parenting trick to get kids to study — take something they love (like texting), and turn it to your advantage.
Building a company for first-time founders is like jumping into the deep end of the pool without really knowing how to swim. The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship helps aspiring entrepreneurs get their feet wet.
Stanford’s StartX program announced a $3.6 million grant to form the StartX Fund, which will support Stanford entrepreneurs as they develop ideas and bring products to market.
PeerTransfer provides global payment solutions for the education industry, making it easier and cheaper for international students to make their tuition payments.
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.
Ed-tech startup Instructure has raised $30 million led Bessemer Venture Partners. Instructure is the company behind Canvas, a learning management system (LMS) that is used by 425 colleges, universities, and school districts.
Teradata’s third State of Business Intelligence survey finds a significant gap between students interested in data-savvy careers and the number of employable candidates in the field.
StudentLoanHero has helped students manage, reduce, and repay over $60 million in student debt.
The University of Melbourne launches a startup accelerator program for students, modeled after Stanford’s StartX.
StudyBlue’s mobile and social study platform takes in $9 million.
Ed tech startup Grockit partners with Discovery to build and promote Learnist, a new social learning platform.
MakeGamesWithUs teaches students how to build iOS games, fostering a new generation of gaming moguls, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Readyforce cross the country to connect top engineering students with jobs at fast-growing startups.
Education technology startup Clever has raised $3 million to integrate online learning software with student data.
Crowd sourced education startup Udemy debuted a completely redesigned website today that will make it easier for students to track their progress, engage with their instructors, and discover more courses that interest them.