Tagged: education

Suffolk University Student Entrepreneur Launch New Round of Ventures Through Crowdfunding Course

  On Wednesday, Suffolk University announced that some of its students have launched some ventures through its crowdfunding course. The ventures made their debut on December 6th, with two dedicated to the people of Haiti. The University stated that is Sawyer Business School introduced the… Read More

Nordic Edtech LIG Set to Close Invesdor Round With More Than €400,000 in Funding

Nordic edtech business development group,Learning Intelligence Group (LIG), is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor with more than €400,000 from over 75 investors. The company was launched in 2013 when serial entrepreneurs Vesa Perälä, Mervi Palander, Micke Paqvalén and Antti Pasila founded CLANED, a cloud-based social… Read More

Early Stage Investing vs. Real Estate Investing: Similarities and Differences

Both venture capital (VC) investing and real estate investing involve some level of risk assessment, they both have the potential for big returns, and investors have the opportunity to help someone else reach a desired goal. Despite this common ground, there are some distinct differences…. Read More

Crowdcube Pulls Shaw Academy’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign From Platform

Just days before Shaw Academy was set to close its highly successful equity crowdfunding campaign, which secured well over its £2.2 million funding target, Crowdcube reportedly shut down the funding round, claiming that the online education provider apparently failed to follow its platform’s rules.  According to Irish… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More

Introduction to Fintech: Hong Kong University Announces Massive Open Online Course

The University of Hong Kong has announced a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled an Introduction to Fintech. The MOOC is expected to launch in March 2018. The new course on Fintech was revealed during Hong Kong’s second annual Fintech week event. The course… Read More

GoFundMe Teams Up With Thurgood Marshall College Fund To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has formed a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which is considered the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. The funding portal and TMCF are notably teaming up to raise money in support of… Read More

Update: Shaw Academy Extends Crowdcube Round & Closes in on Nearly £2.2 Funding Target

With its Crowdcube campaign currently closing in on its nearly £2.2 funding target, Shaw Academy, an online education provider that teaches a variety of subjects live through a software platform, has decided to extend the funding round.  As previously reported, Shaw Academy’s key mission is to change billion so… Read More

SoFi Debuts Student Loan Refinancing Program For Medical Residents

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Wednesday the launch of its student loan refinancing program that is dedicated to medical residents. The program enables the residents to tackle their college debt faster. It was revealed: “Anyone who pursues the medical field knows that the path… Read More

Education Platform CFTE Launches Online Fintech Foundation Course

On Tuesday, education platform CFTE announced it is launching a new online fintech foundation course called Around Fintech in 8 House. According to the platform, the course has been notably designed to give professionals that are working in the finance industry a solid understanding of… Read More

Online Education Provider Shaw Academy Quickly Raises £1 Million Through Crowdcube Initiative

Shaw Academy, an online education provider that teaches a variety of subjects live through a software platform, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Currently seeking £2,194,000, the company has already secured more than £1 million from over 500 investors. The company stated its… Read More

DonorsChoose Launches Recovery Fund to Help Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Damaged by Hurricane Irma

Following the devastation that Hurricane Irma in Florida and also the Carribean, DonorsChoose announced it launched a recovery fund dedicated to helping teachers rebuild their classrooms that were damaged by the storm. While sharing details about the recovery fund, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose, stated: “Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

Texas Higher Education Community Launches Unified GoFundMe Campaign For College Students Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Following the devastating of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas higher education community has reportedly come together to launch a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for nearly 500,000 college students that were affected by the storm’s damages. The new initiative, HELP, which stands for Higher Education… Read More

University of Oxford Online Fintech Program Open for Registration

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, along with online education provider GetSmarter, has launched the Oxford Fintech Program. This is a digital open enrollment program for executives and entrepreneurs addressing financial technology and innovation. The online program is said to have been designed to equip… Read More

DonorsChoose Unveils Recovery Fund to Help Texas & Louisiana Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Affected by Hurricane Harvey

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform for classrooms DonorsChoose announced the launch of its Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, which is aiming to help Texas and Louisiana teachers that are affected by the devastating storm. According to DonorsChoose, donations from the recovery fund will be used to help… Read More

Staples Surpasses Chicago Teachers With Over $400,000 For Classroom Projects on DonorsChoose

On Thursday, Staples announced 890 teacher projects on DonorsChoose in the Chicago area will receive full funding as part of its $1 million donations.The office supply chain revealed that with a donation of more than $400,000 to support Chicago classrooms, Staples impacted 612 teachers and more than 85,000… Read More

GoFundMe Reveals: Crowdfunding Community Raises Over $375,000 to Erase School Lunch Debt

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its community has raised more than $375,000 to eliminate school lunch debt. According to the funding portal, its users have started these campaigns to pay off the accounts of children whose families couldn’t afford them. It was noted… Read More

BJ’s Wholesale Club Donates $100,000 to Maine Classrooms Through DonorsChoose

On Wednesday, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced it funded all classroom projects listed by teachers in Maine through crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.The $100,000 donation was from BJ’s Charitable Foundation and it fulfilled 165 classroom projects, benefiting 7,758 students in schools across the entire state. BJ’s stated that its donation supports a variety of projects across the entire… Read More

DonorsChoose Update: All 133 Projects Receives Full Funding As Part of Staples and Lady Gaga’s $1 Million Donation

On Thursday, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that all 133 projects in San Francisco posted on DonorsChoose have received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation. As previously reported, Staples teamed ups with Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience… Read More

Ed Tech Platform Like to Be Seeks £150,000 on Seedrs to Expanding Networking Platform

Like to Be, an online networking platform connecting students with professionals for impartial, real world, careers advice, is currently seeking to raise 150,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Like to Be was founded by polar explorer, Antony Jinman, who has been visiting… Read More