Simmons Students Get Lesson in Business, LinkedIn Advice and Candy at Career Panel

Six female entrepreneurs visited the Simmons University Management Building on Tuesday night to offer advice to 25 students on business startups, networking, and finding purpose after graduating. 

With 1M+ users, this edtech startup by IIT alumni is aiming to improve the student-teacher ratio across India.

A government report recently revealed that India trails behind several countries, including Brazil and China, in terms of student-teacher ratio in higher education. Among the eight countries compared, India’s student-teacher ratio was lowest at 24:1 against Sweden’s 12:1, Britain’s 16:1, Russia’s 10:1, and Canada’s 9:1.

Startup spotlight: Austin ed tech firm SchooLinks evolving as it grows

Austin entrepreneur Katie Fang says learning to help students achieve their career goals through her company, SchooLinks, has been an eye-opening experience. Fang moved the education software company’s headquarters from California to Austin in 2015, about a year after she founded the startup.

UK startup puts university applications on the blockchain

Education Index, a UK-based education startup, today announced the launch of a new blockchain start-up that makes it easier for students to apply for university. University hopefuls can use the platform, called the Libereka Common Application & Scholarship System (LCASS) to apply to multiple universities and accept scholarships with a single application form.

Tech startup Education Index launches Libereka, the world’s first blockchain enabled international student recruitment platform

Tech startup, Education Index, is revolutionizing the university student recruitment process and saving fees for both institutions and students by launching Libereka, the world’s first blockchain enabled end-to-end international student recruitment platform. On the platform, students receive a blockchain education …

San Francisco Startup College Welcomes First International Students

Make School now connects learners from around the world with job opportunities at top U.S. tech firms. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Make School, a startup college in San Francisco, today announced that its first cohort of students from outside the United States has arrived on campus for the fall semester. Students from India, Ethiopia, and South Korea are now pursuing their bachelor’s degree in applied computer science as part of Make School’s largest-ever incoming class.

Work with China to transform food production: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work with Chinese partners on developing new smart farming technologies.

The Art and Science of Educating Entrepreneurs

Bella Lam got her first big break in the business world when she was just a college student with a craving for cookies. “I went vegan and gluten-free in my sophomore year of college, and there weren’t any vegan or gluten-free baking mixes at the supermarket. That spawned my idea,” says Lam, who was then a student majoring in public health at Minnesota State University, Mankato. What if she and her boyfriend, psychology major Myles Olson, invented baking mixes that they and other vegans could enjoy?

Training, financial grants fuel social entrepreneurs’ mission to close health barriers

October 18, 2019 – DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2019 — According to a recent report by the Kauffman Foundation, specific social factors such as geography, gender and race contribute to the performance and outcomes of entrepreneurs’ business ventures . To combat those barriers, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, yesterday awarded approximately $100,000 in training and grants to empower whose innovative ideas address health disparities in under-resourced communities.

Want to succeed as an entrepreneur? Stop job hopping and find your ‘modern MBA

Many of us who are committed to building a career in entrepreneurship have grappled with a perceived tradeoff: keep working or go to business school? Business school offers connections, education, and fun, but also can come with massive debt and the creeping doubt that it’s unnecessary. The other option — joining the workforce and hustling to the top — can also feel like an arduous journey.

The Great Debate: Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?

As a society, we hold ardent (and conflicting) opinions on entrepreneurship: 1. It can’t be taught; 2. It can be taught, but only in advanced education; or 3. It can only be learned in the school of experience and hard knocks, a notion often accompanied by the opion that earning an MBA is a waste.