Tagged: education

Brief: GoFundMe Preps For Back-to-School Season with $50 Donations to Education Campaigns

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Ready to kick off the 2016-2017 school year, GoFundMe announced it was giving a $50 donations to education campaigns on its crowdfunding platform and announced it is offering a $10,000 grand prize the category’s initiatives. From now until September 16th, campaigns on GoFundMe that are… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Skillshare Create Classes Taught By Campaign Creators

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On Monday, Kickstarter announced it formed a partnership with learning community Skillshare to create a list of classes taught by creators across the crowdfunding platform’s 15 categories.  The crowdfunding platform gave a few examples of classes, which are listed below. 1. Strategic Storytelling: Building Community… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Hosts Live Stream on Basics of Investment Crowdfunding

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NextGen Crowdfunding is hosting another live-stream event.  Today (August 10th) at 4PM ET or 1PM PT, Dr. Richard Swart, will be hosting a 2 part series that will help educate both investors in equity crowdfunding and companies that are considering using equity crowdfunding to raise… Read More

Brief: Burlington Stores Successfully Raises Over $850,000 Through DonorsChoose Education Initiative

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On Tuesday, Burlington Stores announced it has secured over $850,000 through its DonorsChoose education campaign, which was announced in May. This is the second time the retail store has teamed up with the crowdfunding platform to help classrooms nationwide. Last year, Burlington funded 120 school projects, filtering… Read More

Brief: Inspirus Credit Union Pitches In Nearly $40,000 to Spokane-Area Teachers During DonorsChoose Flash Funding

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On Thursday, Seattle’s Inspirus Credit Union announced it has donated a total of $30,944 to Spokane-area classrooms in a surprise 100 percent “flash fund” of teachers’ school-supply requests posted on the crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. The credit union revealed that 2,943 students and 34 teachers will benefit from the… Read More

UK’s Virtual School-Gate Classlist Quickly Raises Over £400,000 on Crowdcube 

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Classlist, a UK-based virtual school-gate community, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative with a mission to raise £550,000 for its website’s growth and development. According to the company, Classlist enables parent communities to work together on a wide range of family related activities. It also offers a private social network for… Read More

Educational Brand Audiopi Hits Seedrs to Secure £150,000 For Audio Tutorial Expansion

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Audiopi, a UK-based company that provides audio tutorials and podcasts, has recently launched a Seedrs initiative to raise £150,000 to expand its educational resource products. While revealing details about its products, the company shared: “Our tutorials are aligned to the curriculum so the students have a… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Celebrates Teacher’s Appreciation Week By Matching the First $100 of All Campaigns For Educators

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In celebration of the this year’s teacher’s appreciation week, crowdfunding portal GoFundMe announced that it is matching the first $100 to any campaign that is dedicated to any educator or classrooms. The GoFundMe team revealed: “Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived, and here at GoFundMe we want… Read More

DonorsChoose Joins Forces With Burlington Stores For the Second Year in a Row As Part of Education Initiative

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On Monday, crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose announced that it has teamed up with Burlington Stores for the second year in a row. The companies joined forces last year and raised $515,382 to help classrooms in need nationwide through customer donations at check out. Monies raised is now… Read More

UK’s Idler Academy Seeks £125,000 on Crowdcube to Continue Online Education Course Program Expansion

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Over the weekend, Idler Academy took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £125,000 as it prepares to expand its new online course programs. Founded by author Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler Academy is an publishing and events business that now offers on-demand education, which includes online courses in the liberal arts… Read More

AT&T Funds California Earth Science Projects on DonorsChoose

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Last week, the AT&T announced that it has “flash funded” California earth science projects that are currently on DonorsChoose as part of AT&T Aspire’s Earth Day festivities. In total, 65 projects were fulfilled, which benefited over 11,000 6th-12th grade students with a total grant of $50,000. Ken McNeely, president… Read More

Brief: MobileCause Forms Partnership With Step Up For Students to Secure Funds For Scholarships & Wraparound Services

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MobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, announced on Wednesday that it has teamed up with nonprofit education organization, Step Up For Students, to launch a series of digital fundraising and communication campaigns for scholarships and wraparound services. According to MobileCause, the new partnership… Read More

Crowdcube’s #FundedClub Member Pobble Shares Future Plans

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This week, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube caught up with #FundedClub member Pobble to discuss what the company has been up to since its funding success. According to Crowdcube, Pobble is on a mission to create a more literate world, by giving teachers a means to inspire… Read More

MIT Offers Online Fintech Certification Course

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has decided to offer a “Fintech certificate course” labeled “Future Commerce”.  The promotional page notes that venture capital investment into Fintech has jumped to over 600%. Probably more interesting is the fact that Fintech is quickly becoming the norm… Read More

GoFundMe Expands Into Education: Announces National Contest to Bring Chromebooks to Schools

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe, announced it is kicking off a new effort to expand its footprint in education by launching a fundraising contest to give 9 high-need schools the opportunity to win 100 Google Chromebooks. GoFundMe has created a new education-specific portal as a… Read More

Y Combinator + Imagine K12: Together ‘Making Something People Want’

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Y Combinator announced that the five year partnership with Imagine K12 has taken its next step on its Posthaven blog, the original edtech accelerator, has joined Y Combinator to form an edtech vertical within YC. Agreeing that 2016 was the right time to create YC/Imagine K12, the team decided to… Read More

Kia Teams Up With DonorsChoose to Launch “Flash Fund” Classroom Projects In High-Need Schools

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This Holiday Season, Kia Motors America (KMA) and crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose will host a series of teacher appreciation events and hands-on project funding workshops to empower teachers in some of the country’s highest-need schools. Building on the success of previous campaigns that have raised over $7… Read More

Parents Approve: EdPlace Seeks £400,000 on Crowdcube to Expand Educational Resource Business

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EdPlace, a UK-based online subscription service providing comprehensive curriculum coverage, has launched a Crowdcube initiative to raise £400,000 for the expansion of its services. The company shared that it empowers parents in their children’s education by providing adaptive learning resources in English, maths and science… Read More

Science Education Company Empiribox Returns to Crowdcube Seeking More Expansion Funds

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Empiribox, a UK-based educational company, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise 125,000 to continue expansion. The company noted that it not only provides the proper tools to teaching science, but also aims to equip 7-11-year-olds, particularly girls, with an understanding… Read More