This Hong Kong entrepreneur is educating millions with his ‘Uber for tutoring’ app
Snapask’s on-demand tutoring app matches students with qualified tutors for one-on-one question-and-answer sessions.
Gen Z entrepreneurs view higher education as vital to their startups
Today’s college students – dubbed Generation Z – are beginning to make their mark on the workplace with a distinctly unconventional and often irreverent approach to problem-solving. In my day-to-day interactions with our students, I find that this group doesn’t only ask “Why?” they ask “How can I fix that?” And their curiosity, independence, energy and assertiveness are transforming the entrepreneurial space.
Cornell welcomes talented Class of 2023
The 3,218 first-year students arriving on campus Aug. 23-24 bring a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and accomplishments to Cornell.
The Class of 2023 includes researchers and entrepreneurs, athletes and musicians, app creators and dairy princesses, dancers and FFA leaders. They hail from every state but Montana, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New international students represent 39 countries, based on citizenship.
Startups want to turn your tuition into the next asset class. What could go wrong?
One person’s tuition is another’s investment. With US students mired in over $1.3 trillion of student debt, income-share agreements (ISA) are looking like a growth business. These contracts cover students’ tuition in exchange for a cut of their future income.
$1.5 MILLION RAISED TO HELP STUDENTS GET INTO CODING BOOTCAMPS
Career Karma just closed a $1.5 million seed round to get students into top coding bootcamps to advance their career choices.
The 11 best startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1-TechCrunch
The 11 best startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1
tY Combinator, the genesis for many of the companies that have shaped Silicon Valley including Airbnb, PagerDuty and Stripe, has minted another 200 some graduates. Half of those companies made their pitch to investors today during Day 1 of Y Combinator’s…
Here are the 82 startups from day 2 of Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Days
Team TechCrunch was back for Day 2 of Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 Demo Days where we heard from another massive chunk of startups that are taking disruption very seriously, even if they’re aiming to upend companies that only launched in Y Combinator a few classes ago.
Dayton startup group launches college entrepreneurial program
Dayton Business Journal
College students with a business idea could win $1,000 through Dayton Tech Guide’s new Early Risers Academy
Going to School While Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech
Andrew Sutherland had no idea that the thing he programmed as a 15 year old would become a full-time profession. The kid was just trying to pass high school French.
A popular job site for the college set is now open to students at any US four-year school
Quartz at Work
The concept was born out of a frustration common to students who lack the professional connections to easily land their first jobs. Indeed, Handshake sees itself as helping to solve the so-called “pipeline problem,” the belief that there aren’t enough qualified candidates, particularly among underrepresented groups, to fill STEM roles.
Primary Funding Scorecard: 2019 on Pace for Record Year
To date, 2019 has been one for the history books.
The mega-IPOs of Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest, as well as the dizzying rise of Beyond Meat and Zoom Video post public debut, have captured the interest of investors in 2019. As important, the venture capital ecosystem continues to be a prolific engine of innovation, both in capital raised and the number of companies seeking that capital. To see why 2019 is on track to be a record-breaking year, it’s instructive to do a 10-year look-back at primary funding trends during the current expansion.