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GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

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Like almost everything in society, a lack of education is the root cause of these mistakes. ” So, where can surgeons get access to the right educational tools to make these mistakes a little less prevalent? As far as content acquisition goes, this Los Angeles-based startup has partnered with educational institutions and esteemed surgeons to cultivate a collection of high quality videos that show real professional getting the job done.

Three LA Organizations Score Funding From Google For CS Education

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All three of the groups are helping to overcome the lack of computer science education in local, LA public schools. google education computer science school goog nonprofit grantThree, local Los Angeles organizations -- DIY Girls , LA Maker Space , and Teens Exploring Technology (TXT), have scored nonprofit funding from Google, as part of the 2016 Google RISE Awards , according to the groups.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

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Educational technology is one field worth examining, even though education hasn’t been a front-burner issue in the final months of the campaign. Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump say they’d spend billions on educational reforms, and while their visions diverge, they have some points in common. In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs.

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.”. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. Educating the next generation of media talent.

Wonderville Takes On Educational Content For Kids

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Wonderville has launched to take on curating educational content on the web, providing links and videos to different content on a wide range of educational content for K-8 education. The company said this morning that it is looking to create "smart galleries" of digital content and videos around educational topics like history, science, popular culture, and more. wonderville education elementary video content school

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

Vantage Media Launches Into Educational Marketplace

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Vantage Media provides its pay-for-performance services to brands in the insurance, education, and other verticals, and is currently being run by Patrick Quigley. vantage media education marketplace school advertising

President Obama Stresses Jobs, Education In First Silicon Beach Visit

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Obama also stressed that government needs to do more to help provide a "platform for success" to entrepreneurs and, in particular, millenials, who he said no longer have the luxury of things like a lifetime job, pensions, or stable healthcare, saying that--even though entrepreneurs are doing things that are "really interesting and exciting", at some point they have to worry about "how to pay for their kids college education, and how to make sure you can retire with some security."

Lumina Foundation Gives Odds For Edtech Innovation Under Trump

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But deeply divided politicians may still find some common ground over education policy—in ways that could be good for educational technology companies and other inventive startups, says the CEO of a richly-endowed non-profit that’s trying to catalyze change. Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation , sees bipartisan interest in education initiatives that help U.S.

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.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisRemember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital?

Insights and Opinions: How Gameification Is Accelerating Business and Education

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we feature author and technology forecaster Daniel Burrus , who talks about gamefication, and what it means for both business and education. forecast education learning videogame games gamification gameification opinions insights

USC, New York Times Partner On Online Education Courses

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The University of Southern California and the New York Times said this week that the two are partnering to provide online, continuing education courses this fall, across seven different study areas. The NYTimes has been running its educational efforts since September of 2007. nytimes university school courses education learning online california southern times york

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

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It’s also open to learners from anywhere in the world, giving unprecedented access to educational resources some may never have dreamed they’d be able to attain. Many students who dream of studying creative arts and technology face crippling financial barriers, or simply don’t have access to educational opportunities,” says Dr. Ajay Kapur, Ph.D, Kadenze offers students the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in arts-focused education.

Quincy Jones' New Playground Sessions Targets Music Education

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Jones--who lives in Bel Air--is behind Playground Sessions , which is hoping to make music education available to anyone willing to sign up for a monthly membership. Jones'' new startup is among a large number of music-related, Southern California-linked technology and online startups, and not the first in the music education area. content roll musician education piano music rock sessions playground Can the web teach you how to play the piano?

RingRevenue Powers Education Marketer

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider headed by Jason Spievak, has been powering a pay-per-call system for education marketer CUnet. CUNet is a higher education marketer based in Paramus, NJ. ringrevenue education call paypercall telephoneThe firm revealed the relationship today, claiming that use of its system has helped with the quality and quantities of inquiries for a number of schools and universities served by CUNet.

What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

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We need to take some risks in education and in innovation in this country so anybody that it trying to break through the traditional mold and try to create a new model ought to be lauded, not attacked. The value of a college education. I am very passionate and on record about the value of education. Education is self discovery. The challenges of a system that aims to educate all equally. I do struggle still with our college education system in the US.

Infinitely Virtual Targets Education Market With New Virtual Desktop Plans

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Los Angeles-based cloud server and virtual desktop provider Infintely VIrtual said today that it is targeting students and educational institutions with a new hosting plan. software hosting education desktop virtual infinitely According to the company, it is launching a new academic market offering which starts at $6.65 per user/month, to offer up virtual terminals.

The Xconomy Roadmap: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch (and Disrupt)

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At the same time, government policy issues ranging from drug pricing to education to immigration have never been more urgently tied to business concerns. View the Slideshow It is a time of great transitions in the technology and business world.

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Xconomy Announces Channel Focused on the Future of Education

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But underlying all that, in a sense, is education. We have long run stories about STEM education, educational technology, and more—and even put out a special Xconomist report on the future of education.

Lynda.com Buys Compilr

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Carpinteria-based online video education site Lynda.com said today that it has acquired Compilr , a developer of a software coding and development environment which lets people learn how to write, compile, and test code from their web browser. education online acquisition merger compilr lynd

California Lutheran University Names Executive- and Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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california lutheran university school education managementThousand Oaks-based California Lutheran University and its School of Management said on Monday that it has named both an Executive-In-Residence and Entrepreneur-In-Residence to the school. The school said Primo Custodio, most recently VP for Human Resources at NBC Universal, will become Executive-in-Residence for the business school, and Jim Cathcart, a motivational speaker and author, becomes Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

OzoBot Raises $3M For Educational Robots

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Redondo Beach-based Ozobot , which develops educational robots used for teaching software coding, has raised $3M in a Series A funding round, the company said late Wednesday. ozobot venture capital educational robot robotics coding school classroomThe funding was led by Tribeca Venture Partners. Ozobot said the new funding goes towards product development of its products. Nader Hamda is the founder and CEO of Ozobot.

Levine Leichtman Acquires GL Education

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said this morning that it has acquired London-based GL Education , a provider of educational assessments in the United Kingdom and Europe. Levine Leichtman said that it is partnering with GL Education's existing management team to help further grow GL Education's business. education levine leichtman capital partners private equity merger acquisition buyout international

Codewars Launches To Challenge, Educate Developers

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Are you a code warrior? Do you know how to solve any software challenge thrown at you? A newly launch, Los Angeles startup, CodeWars , is looking to create a place where developers can compete, sharpen their skills, and gain the respect of their peers. The startup--founded by Nathan Doctor and Jake Hoffner--says it is building a society where highly talented developers can compete, collaborate, and unite on technical challenges.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurship education is a great start. To unleash the potential of teenage entrepreneurs, we need more educational opportunities and accelerators designed for high school students. What is the ideal age to start a company?

Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

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Education Dillon Rosenblatt high school high school entrepreneurs Los Angeles on-demand Sharing economy STEM student entrepreneurs Tutors Tutors app Tyler Makhani UberWe talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations?

Caltech, UCLA, UCSD Rank Highly On Tech Transfer Ranking

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technology transfer ranking caltech ucla ucsd education school basic researchThe California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of San Diego (UCSD) have all ranked very highly on a new ranking of universities for their technology transfer efforts, issued by The Milken Insitute , the Santa Monica-based thinktank.

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How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love

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There's a big disconnect between their education and employment. We have live connections to every federally registered apprenticeships, every accredited university and educational institution by zip code. You can see things within 25 miles, 50 miles, or nationwide, and save those educational apps and even apply to them directly. People fall out of their education for a number of different reasons.

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Lynda.com Ties Into LinkedIn To Showcase Job Skills

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Carpinteria-based online education site lynda.com has tied into a new program from LinkedIn , to highlight courses that users of both sites have completed through the online learning site. lynda online education video courses linkedin jobs resume employment

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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Mamaw isn’t educated and, in fact, scorns “elites” but knows that if J.D. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

Wisecrack’s Entrepreneurial Journey Led to a YouTube Gold Mine

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The big joke here is that there is no joke – we’re making people watch educational videos,” says Salamon. The second call came from an intern at YouTube Education , and his job was to find interesting YouTube channels centered on, you guessed it, education.

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Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

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Music Prodigy , a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

AT&T Hackathon | Build an App to Disrupt Education

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Gather all of your creative talents and get to hacking this Friday and Saturday, February 8-9 on what might just be the most viable, essential and disruptive focus of any hackathon…… education. Prizes include: Best Hackathon Education App.

Qualcomm Backs Online Education Effort

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According to the companies, Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Education will help edX develop its technology, by contributing engineering resources and licensing its SDK code to edX. qualcomm education mooc school learningSan Diego-based Qualcomm is backing edX , a nonprofit provider of online, massive open online course (MOOC) technology, the two said this morning.

Wpromote Launches Scholarship For Students In Digital Marketing

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wpromote scholarship digital marketing high school student education contest competitionLos Angeles-based digital marketing agency Wpromote said on Monday that it has launched a new set of scholsrships, which will go to students interested in digital marketing. According to Wpromote, the new scholarships--which will be awarded bi-annually--will total $3,000, with the first award in December of this year.

Startup Resolution 2017: Embrace Believers, Bounce Skeptics & Keep Moving

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Boston Boston Xcon Boulder/Denver Xcon Detroit Xcon Indiana Xcon National Xcon New York Xcon Raleigh-Durham Xcon San Diego Xcon San Francisco Xcon Seattle Xcon Texas Xcon Wisconsin Xcon #Xcon2017 Bill Aulet Education Elliot Cohen Health IT Internet Leadership Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship MIT people PillPack psychology startups studentsThe holiday period is a great time for reflection and then behavior modification – often referred to as resolutions.

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Cram.com Adds Premium Tier, Text-To-Speech

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Los Angeles-based online education site Cram.com has launched a new, premium membership tier, and also launched a new text-to-speech tool for its online studying and flashcard site. cram membership education school studying student flashcard studymode Cram.com said that it has launched Cram Premium, which will give students and ad-free experience while they study, which will let users access the site ad-free for $5 a month.

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What Should Be on the Next President’s Cybersecurity Agenda?

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Div says he wants to see the next president invest in education to build a pipeline of cybersecurity talent. The problem won’t get solved overnight, but Div wants to see more education funding, particularly for K-12 schools. From a hack of Democratic National Committee e-mails to fears that cyber attackers will attempt to interfere with tomorrow’s election, cybersecurity emerged as a crucial theme in this grueling presidential campaign.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

Xconomy

Investing in affordable education and training at all levels of society would prepare people for meaningful work, and provide compensation that could help reduce social inequities and divisiveness.