Tagged: students

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

SoFi Announces Partnership With Alaska Air to Help New Members Save Money on Student Loans While Earning Summer Travel Points

Online lending platform SoFi announced this week it has teamed up with Alaska Air to help its new members save money on student loans while also earning extra summer travel points. The online lender revealed the exciting news through its Twitter on Thursday: We’ve partnered… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: Students Increasingly Turn to the Crowdfunding Platform For College Expenses

Earlier this week, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe released a guidebook that highlights the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other college expenses. The new GoFundMe Guidebook showcases national data about the growing trend of students using the funding portal… Read More

Suffolk Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month, Supports 7 New Startups

November is National Entrepreneurship Month and Suffolk University in Boston celebrated by organizing experiential courses on crowdfunding.  During Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 14, students partaking in the programs launched campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to support their startups.  Seven startups and campaigns have launched… Read More

GoFundMe Announces College Scholarship: Seeks to Give 10 College or Post-Graduate Students With $10,000 For Tuition

On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced the launch of its new college scholarship. The new scholarship will present 10 college or post-graduate students with $10,000 that will go towards tuition costs. The funding portal revealed over few years students, teachers and parents have turned to its… Read More

LendInvest Names Sunderland Top Postcode Area For Landlords Letting Properties to Students

On Thursday, online mortgage lender LendInvest unveiled its latest Buy-to-Let Index, which revealed that England’s Sunderland is the top postcode area for landlords who are letting properties to students.  The report observed specifically at 2016 average rental yields, the most important factor for landlords letting to students, in postcode areas… Read More

Online Student Marketplace Uni Market Looks to Raise £70,000 on Seedrs

Uni Market, an online marketplace that allows students to sell essential college supplies, has launched a Seedrs initiative to raise £70,000 as it prepares to expand. The marketplace now offers students an opportunity to sell items (such as textbooks, furniture, computers, etc.) for free. Students simply sign… Read More

Former Google Exec. Launches Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Academic Scholarships

Peter Hazlehurst, former CEO of Google Payments Corp., announced on Tuesday the beta launch of his new education crowdfunding platform, AngelScholars. According to its description, AngelScholars offers up a crowdfunding solution to the scholarship system providing a new and unconventional way of giving back. “Located in… Read More

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

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

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

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

Crowdfunding Platform UBooster Launches to Help Collegian Athletes

This week, a group of Clemson University fans launched a crowdfunding platform dedicated to collegian athletes called UBooster. According to the New York Times, UBooster is on a mission to help athletes achieve their dreams by soliciting payments for high school recruits from fans, and delivering the… Read More

Career Network Platform FutureRising Seeks £150,000 Through Seedrs to Further Expand Client List

FutureRising.com, an online platform that finds, develops and connects the best graduates with the UK’s creative industries looking for new talent, announced on Thursday the launch of its crowdfunding campaign through Seedrs. The funding will be used to grow the team and platform capability allowing… Read More

CommonBond Jumps: Now Over 2000 Universities Have Access to its Student Loan ReFi Program

CommonBond, a direct lending platform that targets the student loan refinancing space, has boosted its program from just 200 universities to over 2000 universities across the United States. This is a significant expansion of its  platform.  CommonBond just recently raised a solid $35 million Series… Read More

Ed-Tech Startup University Compare Seeks Expansion Funds Through Seedrs Initiative

This week, Essex-born entrepreneur Owen O’Neill launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a mission to raise £75,000 for his ed-tech startup, University Compare. University Compare, which was founded in 2012, reportedly offers an unbiased service to students while providing a digital platform for universities to advertise… Read More

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

Innovate Finance + Open University Launch FinTech 101, Online Course For Executives

  Recently, the first back-to-school ads popped up on my music streaming service, accompanied by the scent of the school year–anticipation of the new. I paused, remembered what it felt like to use an eraser and be dropped off at the curb daily, then kept writing. A computer… Read More

Draper University Teams Up With Indiegogo to Allow Applicants to Crowdfund For Tuition

This week, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that it has formed a partnership with Draper University that will allow applicants/potential students to crowdfund for their tuition The site shared: “At our site, you can see campaigns from budding entrepreneurs who explain why they want to attend… Read More

BankMobile Seeks to Mobilize Students to be Part of #LiveFreeBankFree Movement Through New College Brand Ambassador Program

BankMobile, a no-fee, mobile, online and tablet bank, announced the launch of its BankMobilist College Brand Ambassador Program. The mobile banking company is looking to mobilize college students across the country as campus ambassadors to be a part of the #LiveFreeBankFree movement. As part of this… Read More

University of Pittsburgh Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Student & Faculty Projects

Ready to give students and faculty a place to fund projects, the University of Pittsburgh has launched a crowdfunding platform dedicated to those apart of the panther family. According to Pittsburgh Business Times, EngagePitt allows donors to contribute to campaigns that are created and ran by… Read More

Nonprofit Crowdfunding Platform RallyUp Celebrates #GivingTuesday 2014 With Waived Fees

RallyUp, a crowdfunding platform that helps nonprofits take their fundraising efforts online, is honoring #GivingTuesday 2014 by waiving their normal service fees. Through the end of December, RallyUp is offering access to its entire fundraising platform for $0.99 per contribution to organizations that use the promo code GT2014…. Read More