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July 14, 2014

Student Entrepreneurship in Action

What does it take to get students interested in learning entrepreneurial skills?

July 07, 2014

It's Time: Connecting What Students Need and What Entrepreneurs Create

By: Stacey Childress. Pull mechanism refers to things like challenges, prizes, and advanced market commitments - ways of paying for innovations based on their actual performance. This in contrast to government agencies and philanthropists making upfront investments in design and development of solutions and then "pushing" them to buyers and users. A key idea is that some sort of coordinated action on the demand side - in this instance from schools, districts, and states - will create compelling reasons for suppliers to behave differently, better, more responsively.

April 07, 2014

How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs

The local NPR station ran a great story by America Abroad Media (@America_Abroad) about how government helps and harms entrepreneurs (available on iTunes). Interest in job creation and the growth in the number of incubators makes this a timely topic.

January 22, 2014

Former N.C. Governor Launches Digital-Learning Nonprofit

Beverly Perdue will head the Digital Learning Institute, which aims to bring educators, policymakers, and ed-tech entrepreneurs together.

June 05, 2013

Education Department Invests in Education Business Research

The Education Department is pushing academics and entrepreneurs to translate emerging research from studies and papers into usable, commercial education products faster.

May 31, 2013

Report Outlines Strategies for Streamlining District Procurement

A new report urges districts and entrepreneurs to work together to improve the process through which school systems select and purchase educational technology.

April 18, 2013

Education Dealmakers Seek Investors, Partners at Conference

Investors and startup education companies came to the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit in search of business opportunities.

April 16, 2013

Producing Technology That Works for Educators

The frequent disconnect between ed-tech products and teachers' ability to use them is a recurrent theme among attendees at the ASU/GSV education innovation summit.

April 16, 2013

Steve Case to K-12 Entrepreneurs: Persevere, Think Long-Term

America Online co-founder Steve Case says investing in education-technology platforms, not just products and tools, appeals to him.

April 12, 2013

Check Out Education Week's Dispatches From the GSV 'Innovation' Summit

Education Week will be offering new and analysis from the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit, a conference focued on entrpreneurship and business, being held April 15-17 in Arizona.

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