It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
The fast-growing online education provider has partnered with 100 academic institutions. It now offers 500 courses and works with 5 million students around the world.
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Let’s call it the Jerry McGuire strategy: Help me help you.
The company was founded by a fellow at Stanford’s Business School, Mike Cagney, who realized that wealthy alumni had the resources to provide loans to students at more affordable rates.
Mounza launched an app today that helps students keep track of all on-campus career events in one place, so maybe, just maybe, finding a job won’t be so hard when they graduate.
ReadyForce and SignalFire are co-hosting the second University Hacker Olympics from September 13-15 in what they claim is “the most epic university hackathon ever.”
After three years of development and backing from well-known VCs, Tutor Matching Service makes its marketplace available to students, tutors, and universities around the country.
Education startup Quad Learning helps students transition from community college to four-year universities to lower the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree.
The University of Melbourne launches a startup accelerator program for students, modeled after Stanford’s StartX.
Philadelphia’s Drexel University has installed a Macbook vending machine in the university library. The kiosk dispenses MacBooks free of charge to Drexel students, staff, and faculty, who can use the machines for up to five hours at a time.
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.
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When a startup known as Social Finance raised an astronomical $77.2 million last week to expand its new lending model to colleges and universities across the United States, it seemed almost too good to be true.
Ed tech startup rSmart took $10.75 million for its software designed for to help institutions of higher education run more effectively.
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The Minerva Project, a new “elite university,” just announced it has raised $25 million dollars in seed funding from Benchmark Capital, the largest seed round the venture capital firm has ever invested.
Researchers are working on an on/off switch for the next generation of credit cards. No, not to stop you from spending money you shouldn’t, but to help protect you from theft and fraud.
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.