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May 14, 2015

Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups

Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups.

January 09, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Apollo, University of Phoenix' Parent Company, Enters Venture Capital Market

Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, formed its own venture capital platform as it seeks to invest in budding education entrepreneurs.

October 31, 2014

Federal Research Program Tries to Bring Ed-Tech Startups to Market

The Small Business Investment Research Center at the U.S. Department of Education attempts to help fledgling ed-tech business find commercial success.

September 08, 2014

Choosing the Right Words to Lure Financial Backers

Key phrases help companies and others raise money through Kickstarter, a study finds, and that information could help education businesses seeking support through the crowd-funding vehicle.

April 03, 2014

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight

One last post before we hit the road. A thank you to our readers and the EdWeek staff, and a review of the progress we have made since launch.

March 28, 2014

Grant Writing for Growth

I have just applied for a research grant, which provides funding for innovative businesses over the course of two years. If we can win this grant, it will mean we can hire, scale, service more students and schools, and identify important metrics that will prove and improve the efficacy of our product.

March 17, 2014

Training the Teachers is Part of the Work

Autism Expressed is about to roll out a training program for 60 new users. Here's how that will look.

March 12, 2014

Doing Good While Doing Well

When I talk about Autism Expressed and its mission to teach digital skills to students with autism, many automatically assume that my company is a not-for-profit venture. But Autism Expressed is a for-profit company, a fact which sometimes surprises people.

March 11, 2014

There Is No Bubble in Educational Technology: Not For Businesses That Actually Make Sense

Many people are wondering whether there is a bubble in educational technology. Has too much venture capital been invested in the sector? Have valuations gotten too high? My answer is that there is a bubble in ideas that won't work and a dearth of capital for ideas that can work.

February 24, 2014

Advice for Startups: Win Confidence of Schools, Quickly

Startups trying to carve out a place in the education market need products that can help teachers immediately, and without glitches, a group of industry advisers recommend.

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