With Early Decision, Y Combinator Is Going Back To Its Roots

Starting a company while in college is similar to being thrown into the deep end of a public swimming pool. Y Combinator has created its Early Decision application process into its accelerator program to help future founders make the transition into tech entrepreneurship more gradually.

[Funding alert] Education loans startup Credenc raises $2.5M led by Omidyar Network India

Delhi-based education loans startup Credenc raises $2.5 million in a seed funding round led by Omidyar Network India, with participation from EMVC, Better Capital, and IIMK Alumni Fund.

Exposing the black market of fellowship advising

In the wake of the Varsity Blues scandal, predatory online “educational startups” offering guidance on finding and winning competitive fellowships showcase a troubling flaw in the U.S….

Kauffman Foundation leads coalition to jumpstart flat startup growth

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, in collaboration with over a dozen entrepreneurship advocacy groups, is launching a coalition called “Start Us Up” to address the flat growth…

Bernie Marcus’ foundation gives $2.1M for Georgia Tech initiative

The Marcus Foundation is donating $2.1 million to fund the next three years of an entrepreneurship program at Georgia Tech.

UB engineering students propel young company

As an entrepreneur, Smart Walls Construction founder and Chief Technology Officer Jorge Cueto understands the inclination to hire experts when possible. He also recognizes the potential disadvantage that abundant experience can spawn: bias. So when he was ready to advance his telescopic structural wall concept, he placed significance on recruiting energetic individuals willing to survey an issue from all angles.

Between classes, USC Dornsife students fight climate change

With climate change and pollution threatening life on Earth, USC Dornsife students aren’t waiting for others to come up with solutions. These five students are working on their degrees — and working on ways to reduce environmental damage.

ASU grad students experience startup investing in new course

Rachel Masterson has dreamed of being an entrepreneur most of her life. Her dad started his own electrical contracting company in Kentucky when she was 5. Fast forward 18 years. Her dad still owns his business, and Masterson is developing her own small business — an experiential entertainment venue akin to Top Golf but for street soccer.

Entrepreneurship program expands from UCLA throughout UC

The Blackstone LaunchPad has been operating on campus through Startup UCLA, reaching more than 8,000 students and serving 800-plus startup ventures.

Stride Raises Over $2 Million to Connect Students with ISAs and Career Help

Tess Michaels saw a need for new ways to pay for college while a graduate student at Harvard University. She and her peers would talk about how higher education proved more of a risk to students than the schools. “Students pay up front and hope it’s worth it,” says Michaels, 26.