Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

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Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top #edtech articles that are good enough to tweet. Follow us on Twitter: @Technapex Khan Academy to Focus on Common Core Math with Private Grant @KhanAcademy receives $2.2M private grant to align Continue reading

Announcing MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education

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Join us at Runway SF (a new incubator and event space on 1355 Market Street, 4th floor — inside the Twitter building) on Monday, May 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. for MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education. We’re thrilled to announce Continue reading

Edtech Accelerators, Unite!

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When it came to looking for an accelerator program to help get their startup off the ground, edtech entrepreneurs used to be out of luck, unless they landed a spot in one of Imagine K-12′s startup classes. Not the case anymore! Continue reading

Monetizing MOOCs

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Yesterday the New York Times covered Coursera and the possible options for the company to monetize. The article cited the popularity of online education and MOOCs in particular, all of which seems promising for the future of online education — Continue reading

Are Most Edtech Startups Doomed to Fail? What Success Means in Edtech

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This week, Wikispaces cofounders James Byers and Adam Frey wrote an extremely informative article titled “How to Succeed in Education Technology,” which appeared on EdSurge this week. The article is a wake-up call to any aspiring entrepreneurs who think they Continue reading

New York City Considered EdTech Hotspot

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It’s no secret that the Bay Area is a hotspot for tech and edtech startups, but the East Coast is now making its mark on the startup scene as well. In Tom Vander Ark’s article today in Education Week, he lists Continue reading

Attention EdTech Entrepreneurs: Imagine K12 Applications Due Next Month

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Silicon Valley edtech incubator, Imagine K12, is currently accepting applications for its next class. The deadline is October 29th and the sooner you get your applications in, the better. The next Winter 2013 class will take place January through April next Continue reading

Educreations Co-Founder on Raising Money in EdTech Startup Scene

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This week Educreations announced they secured a $2.2 million funding round from Accel Partners and NewSchools Venture Fund. We caught up with one of the co-founders, Wade Roberts, to learn more about the success of their Educreations Interactive Whiteboard app Continue reading

Announcing the Next Technapex Event: EdTech Investor Panel on May 23rd

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We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of our next Technapex event! We’re bringing together investors from NewSchools Venture Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Impact at Scale and Learn Capital for a panel discussion on the growing number of investments in edtech Continue reading

Jason Calacanis Announces Upcoming Education Event

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Angel investor  Jason Calacanis has announced an upcoming LAUNCH event that will focus on education. LAUNCH Education & Kids will take place on June 12-13 in Mountain View and, similarly to our recent Technapex EduTech Mixer, is expected to draw a Continue reading