Tagged: education

Brief: Former Mission Chief For JustGiving Tom Woolf Set to Launch New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Students


EdAid, a financial technical startup, recently announced that it is launching its own crowdfunding platform to help students with college expenses. According to CityAM, the new platform, which is pending approval by the Financial Conduct Authority, is set to launch next month and will offer… Read More

Bill Nye Film Project Secures $800,000 & Becomes Kickstarter’s Most Funded Documentary

Bill Nye

With a few hours before the closing of its Kickstarter initiative, Bill Nye’s new film has reached over $800,000 thanks to 16,000 backers. Due to its popularity, the project has been dubbed the crowdfunding giant’s most funded documentary. New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason… Read More

PALMco Revives Commitment to Science Education by Funding Local Teachers’ Projects Through DonorsChoose

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PALMco, a family owned and operated energy supply company, announced today its third annual commitment to funding environmental science projects in partnership with DonorsChoose, a non-profit crowdfunding platform where teachers can request classroom resources. By partnering with the DonorsChoose.org “Double Your Impact” initiative, qualified projects in… Read More

Code.Org’s Hadi Partovi Talks Crowdfunding & Education With Indiegogo


Earlier this month, non-profit organization Code.org launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $5,000,000 for its new program called, An Hour of Code for Every Student. This will give 100 million students throughout the world an opportunity to have one hour per day of… Read More

Nonprofit Code.Org Launches Indiegogo Campaign For New Computer Science Program

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Nonprofit computer science organization Code.Org debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo earlier this week to raise $5,000,000 for its new program called, An Hour of Code For Every Student. This gives 100 million students through the world an opportunity to have one hour per day of computer… Read More

Snoop Dogg Returns to Tilt For New Youth Football Team Crowdfunding Campaign

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is making his way back to Tilt! The famed rapper and YouTube star took the crowdfunding platform with a new campaign that is dedicated to raise funds for Inner City Urban Development (ICUD) football league in Des Moines, Iowa. The ICUD is a community-based… Read More

Acknowledge Xc Looks to Funding Tree For New Student Social Media Platform

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Proud parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings will soon be able to watch, along with encourage, the progress of the next generation through a new online social platform for students called the Acknowledge Xc. Acknowledge Xc, which is offering 15% equity for £100,000 to investors… Read More

AT&T Funds all Education Projects in Charleston on DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose Education

Taking a page out of the Google handbook, AT&T Aspire announced they had funded 130 education projects in Charleston, Berkley and Dorchester counties on DonorsChoose.  The total amount donated was just over $70,000.  The funding was designated for 64 different schools for projects involving 111… Read More

Innovative iPad Game Device Osmo Launches MyOsmo so Anyone Can Create Games

OSMO is cool

Osmo launched their cool hardware gaming device for kids earlier this year. Created by ex-Googlers, Osmo paired slick technology with the Apple iPad to engender an educational and interactive gaming device for kids (and adults).  Osmo is an alternative to pointless games that may occupy… Read More

Hawaiians Launch Crowdfunding Platform For University of Hawaii Athletics

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Hawaii residents Don Murphy, Raymond Noh, and Kurt Osaski have launched a brand new crowdfunding platform called We Get ‘Em to raise funds for the University of Hawaii Athletics Department. This website debut comes after the department revealed it was facing a $3million budget cut… Read More

Teachers Reveal Why They Are Turning To Crowdfunding For This Year’s School Supplies (Video)


Each year before the new school starts, teachers everywhere make final preparations by adding items they believe are perfect for their students on their “to do” list. Unfortunately, while some administrations may only allow certain amounts to each teacher, others might not have the same… Read More

Draper University: 5 Incoming Students Are Crowdfunding their Tuition

Olya Prodaniuk

Draper University has published a releasing announcing that 5 members of the incoming Fall class are crowdfunding their tuition and travel expenses.  Located in Silicon Valley, Draper University is the brainchild of “free-spirited” venture capitalist Tim Draper, and co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Venture Fund…. Read More

Hubbub, Crowdfunding for Universities, Raises Equity on Crowdcube

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Hubbub is a crowdfunding platform.  They offer their services to universities and other educational entities to fundraise for student projects, faculty or just about whatever the institution desires.  Their core product is a white label offer that is branded to work with engaged communities. Now… Read More

University of Cambridge Reveals More Students Are Turning to GoFundMe For School Funding


With back to school season officially underway, students from University of Cambridge in the UK have taken a different approach of getting funds for their education. According to the Cambridge News, A growing number of prospective students are trying the crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe to run… Read More

Crowds4Change Launches New Campaign to Support Education Funding Initiatives

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Crowds4Change, a crowdfunding platform for education and community initiatives supporting youth, has announced the launch of its Change Counts campaign to encourage schools and organizations serving youth to take the first step in sparking change to meet their educational objectives. Change Counts, through Crowds4Change, provides… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Lands on Kickstarters Top Ten Most Funded Campaigns and Seeks $5M

Reading Rainbow

Just a little over week since the launch of his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, LeVar Burton’s “Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere” project has surpassed its original $1M goal and is now seeking $5M. Not only has it continued to be successful, the… Read More

Perspective: Why Should We Crowdfund Research?

Boulder Colorado Crowdfunding

Its no secret: the University of Colorado receives hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds that sponsor our research. My lab alone racks up expenditures of $800,000 a year to pay for post-doc and graduate student salary, tuition, materials and travel. Isn’t it preposterous… Read More

Ex Googlers Launch Super Cool iPad Gaming Device “Osmo”

Girls playing OSMO

Osmo Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Educational & Entertaining  Kids Game. Most parents with young children understand this challenge.  Young kids need to be comfortable using technology but you don’t want them transformed into “digital zombies” playing pointless games (do you hear me angrybirds?) or drooling… Read More