Tagged: education

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

Clorox Company Teams Up With DonorsChoose to Launch Back-to-School Match Offer

On Tuesday, cleaning giant Clorox announced in an effort to help teachers get the classroom supplies they need for the upcoming school year, it is set to offer a $150,000 “double your impact” match offer through its partnership with DonorsChoose. This is the second year The… Read More

Women-Led EdTech Platforms Gooseberry Planet & Dem Dx Fundraise on SyndicateRoom

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom announced that EdTech companies Gooseberry Planet and Dem Dx are seeking funding on its investor network. EdTech has been cited the fastest-growing sector in the UK this month, after British EdTech companies received more VC and angel funding (£178m) than any other European country…. Read More

Lady Gaga Partners With Staples to Support Education & Positive Classroom Experience; Set to Donate $1 Million To DonorsChoose

Staples, Inc. announced on Thursday it is teaming up with mega singer Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students Program. According to the office supply retailer, the new partnership will build on its long-standing commitment to support… Read More

Sony Seeks $100,000 on Indiegogo For Coding & Robotics Kit “KOOV”

Tech giant Sony, in conjunction with Sony Global Education, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for the coding and robotics kit, KOOV. KOOV is described as a robotics and coding educational kit that is made up of blocks, sensors, motors, and… Read More

GoFundMe & Yoobi Announces Winner of “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest

Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, along with Yoobi, announced the winner of the “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest. The duo launched the initiative last month and it was described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers, and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign… Read More

Perspective: To Deliver on its Promise, Crowdfunding Needs Better Language

In Part 1 of this series on How To Fix Crowdfunding Education, I made the case for beginning all crowdfunding education by teaching the core fundamental that cuts across all forms of crowdfunding: participation. Part 2 addresses a key step we must take to make… Read More

TeachPitch Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £400,000 to Accelerate Commercial Growth in Asia

Just one year after securing £300,000 through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, education technology company, TeachPitch, has returned to the funding portal, seeking an additional £400,000 as it prepares to expand commercially into Asia. According to its description, TeachPitch was created to tackle… Read More

GoFundMe Gives Back to Teachers By Launching “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Efforts

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Monday, as part of the annual teacher’s appreciation week, it is launching a “We Love Teachers” fundraiser. This initiative is described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign created by and for… Read More

How to Fix Crowdfunding Education (Part 1): Teach the Fundamentals

Since publishing my article “ Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now ” on Crowdfund Insider last November, I am often asked what would be my first step to fix crowdfunding education. My answer is simple: I would start by teaching crowdfunding – not… Read More