Tagged: education

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

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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 computer science. While the organization’s campaign is still underway, Code.org’s… 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 science. The organization revealed that 90% of schools still do not… Read More

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

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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 organization founded in October 2005 founded by a group of… 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 on crowdfunding platform Funding Tree, stated the new startup can also… Read More

AT&T Funds all Education Projects in Charleston on DonorsChoose

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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 teachers.  More than 13,000 students are expected to be benefitted… Read More

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

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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 kids times (and relieve desperate parents) but turn children into… Read More

Google Funds DonorsChoose Projects for Austin Schools

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For the second time in a week, search giant Google has swept into crowdfunding site DonorsChoose and fully funded requests for every teacher – this time in Austin.  Last week, Google did the same for teachers in Washington, DC funding over $230,000.  Google has done the same in several other urban markets too.  For the… Read More

CFPA to Offer New Crowdfunding Certification Programs

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In a public release the Crowdfunding Professional Assocation (CfPA) announced a new initiative providing two new certification programs.  The programs are to be provided at no additional charge to CfPA members and for a fee for non-CfPA members. The two different certifications are described as: CfPA Investor Education and Certification:   Prospective investors in public… 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 last month. We Get ‘Em is considered the “grassroots fundraising… Read More

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

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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 support to pay for the “less necessary” items.  Now, teachers… Read More

Draper University: 5 Incoming Students Are Crowdfunding their Tuition

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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. Draper U. sees this Freshmen students as particularly smart, thought-provoking,… 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 they are looking to expand.  So what do they do?… Read More

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

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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 campaigns for the upcoming school year. The platform allows campaigners… 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 a simple way for organizations to achieve their fundraising goals,… Read More

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

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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 campaign has managed to land on Kickstarter’s Top Ten Most… Read More

Perspective: Why Should We Crowdfund Research?

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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 to now ask the public for some more of their… Read More

Ex Googlers Launch Super Cool iPad Gaming Device “Osmo”

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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 over videos.  Yes I know too well this dilemma. Especially… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Needs Educated Investors

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Crowdfunding is hopelessly dependent on traditional funding sectors to educate a new generation of investors and fully develop the industry. The alternative funding industry values its’ own innovative and somewhat ‘rebellious’ character – two characteristics the traditional financial industry isn’t well known for. On top of that, “the wisdom of the crowd” is going to… Read More

Crowdcube, hubbub Partner Up to Bring Crowdfunding to Education

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Crowdcube and hubbub have joined forces to bring crowdfunding to the education sector.  hubbub shared on a blog post that; “combining forces will enable Crowdcube-hubbub to provide the compelling additional offer of equity crowdfunding alongside hubbub’s standard reward-based crowdfunding solution. The offer means that – through one portal – universities will be able to engage… Read More

In Hawaii, Proposed Bill Would Establish First-Of-Its-Kind Civic Crowdfunding Program For School Repairs

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A bill proposed in Hawaii’s House of Representatives aims to establish a pilot program for civic crowdfunding in the island state. HB 2631 was introduced on January 23rd of 2014 and its five sponsors include members from both sides of the aisle, continuing a trend of bipartisan support for crowdfunding efforts at the state level…. Read More