Two Bit Circus Launches Education Nonprofit

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T4T.org salvages manufactured goods for use in educational projects, to help in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning. Two Bit Circus has been active in promoting STEAM learning, with many of its educational entertainment-themed activities centered on STEAM principles. circus amusement parktwobit stem science technology steam learning education foundation

Active Storage Names CFO

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the RAID storage firm founded by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, said Wednesday that it has hired on a CFO. Active Storage develops RAID storage products aimed at the post-production, broadcast, publishing, education and science sectors. Tags: activestorage active storage apple raid xraid executive

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”. Since launching 2011 global membership has grown to be over 500k people actively collaborating and supporting each other to move film and television projects forward.

Boston Startup School Launches | Education 2.0

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Boston Startup School set out to leverage the renewable resource of graduating seniors in Boston to fill that gap by adding to the education of entrepreneurial-minded Gen-Yers. As we continue this monumental year in the startup realm, we welcome a newcomer – Boston Startup School.

CircleUp Launches Group Communications Tool, Links With Active Network

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As part of the announcement, CircleUp said it has linked with San Diego-based Active Network's eteamz division, which will deploy the new tool throughout its web sites. Financial impact of the Active Network deal was not disclosed. CircleUp said that its new platform is targeted at partners that serve groups in the participation sports, nonprofit, education, faith based and club / association markets.

How Thrively Wants To Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

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Once we get that strength profile, we match them to a whole world of extracurricular and educational opportunities for them. But, we find that lots of kids these days are overscheduled, and not only that, are overscheduled into a lot of the same kinds of kid''s activities.

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General Assembly Raises $70M More

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General Assembly , the co-working and education startup which is extremely active in the Los Angeles area, has raised $70M in a new funding round. The funding came from Advance Publications and Wellington Capital Management, and also included the company's existing investors, IVP, Learn Capital, Maveron, Rethink Education, WTI, and others. general assembly education coworking venture capital classes technical expansion

General Assembly Acquired By Adecco For $412.5M

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General Assembly , the provider of technology education which is very active in Los Angeles, has been acquired by Swiss staffing company Adecco Group , in a $412.5M general assembly merger acquisition adecco staffing technology education school learning classes classacquisition deal. Adecco Group said it would acquired General Assembly to help complement its existing solutions, plus to position it in the fast growing "up-/re-skilling" segment of the market.

HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4M More For Ride Service For Kids

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Los Angeles-based HopSkipDrive , the ridesharing service which helps deliver kids to and from school, after-school activities, and home, said this morning that it has raised $7.4M As a part of the strategic funding, HopeSkipDrive also said it will supporting a pilot program with the LA County Office of Education, which will help ensure that foster youth have transportation they need to their school of origin.

Qualcomm Buys EmpoweredU For Mobile Learning Technology

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is expanding its efforts in the education sector today, saying that it has acquired EmpoweredU , a developer of mobile learning technology for the K-20 market. EmpoweredU was headed by Steve Poizner, who has been very active in California''s Charter School movement. Qualcomm said the move would help it accelerate mobile innovation and help provide 24/7 access in education with its mobile tools.

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Peachjar Names New VPs

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Whitby was previously National Vice President of Sales for the Education Group and SchoolMessenger division of West Corporation, and also served at VizZle. Peachjar says its cloud-based software is used by thousands of schools to help distribute information about extracurricular and enrichment activities for children. peachjar executive parents education software cloud joyce whitby motter

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Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

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Trying to balance attending rigorous school, an active social life, and learning how to effectively run a business all at once is not for the faint of heart. We talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations?

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities. The firm is initially focusing on the Los Angeles market, and connecting people with fun, interesting classes, activities, and more in the local area.

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Reflections on 2016: Grant Hosford, codeSpark

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Grant Hosford: My favorite consumer tech trend is voice activated assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. In education, I believe we are seeing the first wave of educational games as they were meant to be � engaging and self-directed learning paths that the best teachers use to drive deeper understanding of core subjects. reflect2016 programming learning school education reflections 2016 codespark hosford grant

CLU's Gerhard Apfelthaler: What I Learned In 2014

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As an educator, I am looking forward to innovations in online learning. gerhard apfelthaler education incubator

Engrade Raises $3M For Classroom Management Tools

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The round was led by Rethink Education, and also included NewSchools Venture Fund, Greg Gunn, Zac Zeitlin, and Richard Chino. Engrade's online software is used for tracking grades and other classroom activities and communications. Matthew Greenfield of Rethink Education joins the company's board with the funding. engrade venture capital classroom educational management software tools

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codeSpark:Teaching Kids Software Coding Without Words

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First, there is the logical thinking that comes with the study of programming, which very useful for problem solving activities that people face in everyday life. We do this as a high level activity, which is very valuable outside of computer science.

StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab

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It might look a little bit like StoryBots (www.storybots.com), the new kids educational and entertainment service just launched by JibJab (www.jibjab.com). We also have an activity center, when parents can download printables.

Interview with Zareh Baghdasarian, 15desks

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Zareh Baghdasarian is the CEO of 15desks (www.15desks.com), a new startup focused on the education market. Baghdasarian was co-founder of Monterey Networks, which was sold to Cisco Systems back in 1999, has been an active angel investor in Southern California. Zareh Baghdasarian: 15desks is all about managing your educational lifestyle, all the way from early education to your graduate work. If you can imagine, you can have your entire educational life online.

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Menlo Ventures Karl Mehta Launches CodeForIndia.Org To Empower Citizens In India

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Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and VC, Karl Mehta has launched Code For India (CFI) to empower the country’s citizens to actively participate in improving their communities.

StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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Their mission is to make learning fun for kids — and life easier for parents — by offering personalized eBooks, videos, activity sheets and more.”. He also discovered that websites with activity sheets were very popular and had tons of downloads.

Interview with Richard Koffler and John Morris, The Tech CEO Network

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StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiradellis, JibJab

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It might look a little bit like StoryBots (www.storybots.com), the new kids educational and entertainment service just launched by JibJab (www.jibjab.com). We also have an activity center, when parents can download printables.

City of Los Angeles Ties Into High Speed, Internet Research Backbone

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CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) runs the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) , which connects such institutions as Caltech, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and the Los Angeles Community Colleges, as well as K-20 students and educators.

Procore Joins Philanthropy Movement

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Procore said its efforts will include providing Procore's software, implementation, and support free of charge to nonprofit and educational organizations; and having Procore's employees spend one percent of their annual working hours participating in volunteer opportunities that positively impact the communities where employees live and work.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns To Earth

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NASA says the SpaceX Dragon contains science samples from human and animal research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities. A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, launched into space by Los Angeles-based SpaceX in June, returned to earth on Friday afternoon, landing in the Pacific Ocean at 3:17 p.m.

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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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Brit + Co is a digital media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit. is a game-based learning platform with more than 50 million monthly active users in 180 countries.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

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According to a recent Forbes article , UC Santa Barbara''s Technology Management Program offers students a superior startup education over the University of Pennsylvania (home of Wharton), as well Harvard, Northwestern and even its acclaimed southern neighbor, the University of Southern California.

StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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Their mission is to make learning fun for kids — and life easier for parents — by offering personalized eBooks, videos, activity sheets and more.”. He also discovered that websites with activity sheets were very popular and had tons of downloads.

Turn the tables: What’s an angel look like?

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Several times in our angel group, one of the largest in the United States, we have queried our group as to their motives in being active, risking their money, taking their time to research, perform due diligence and then coach entrepreneurs of young companies.

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USC Stevens On Tech Transfer: Understand Venture Capitalists

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The University said its white paper was based on 94, in-depth interviews among geographically and commercially diverse venture capitalists, who were at the partner or managing director level of early-stage or seed-stage, active venture funds.

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Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

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And that meant that MIT had to look at its policy of doing this as MIT, rather than private activities. Education Entrepreneurship Georges Doriot Harvard IBM Immulogic Jack Turner Karl Compton Ken Olsen Lesley Millar-Nicholson Lita Nelsen Lucent Merck Millipore MIT MIT Enterprise Forum MITEntrepreneurship Niels Reimers Sloan School of Management stanford startups students Tech Transfer Technology Licensing Office University of California VC Venture Mentoring Service

Planning Your Fund Raising — “Measure Twice, Cut Once”

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This might get slightly longer the more you’re in market but really you should never really have more than 15–20 potential investors you’re actively working on none will get the time / attention / focus they need. Active partner.

Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

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Instead of focusing on marketing as an activity… integrate it into (your) products.”. If you look at many of the companies we invest in, sure they have traditional marketing activities, but most of their growth and momentum comes from delighting their users.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

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These sites (so far) have managed to balance facilitating product discovery and purchase capabilities with users'' desires to entertain and educate themselves without feeling like they are in a marketplace. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.