Pay for school lunch and field trips in one click with edutech startup Skookii

When it comes to parents paying for their children’s school items, it’s often 5 dollars here for lunch, 10 dollars there for a field trip, and keeping track of it all can be a challenge. One Arizona startup is creating an all-in-one school payment system for parents to manage such school-related items. Skookii, an engaging … Read more

EDU tech startup tackles low reading rates with the cloud

As the country pushes to advance education in terms of math and science, there is a new education technology startup that is focused on getting reading back into the spotlight. Learning Ovations recently received a $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the development and commercialization of A2i, a cloud-based classroom … Read more

Edu-tech startups launch apps to help college freshmen succeed

As the summer season fizzles and the autumn colors flourish, college students across the nation will begin to embark on another semester of school. Here are some apps and web services that can ease the transition back into endless hours of homework and studying. GetSet GetSet, a new educational startup focused on reducing the college dropout rate in … Read more

ASU Startups to Showcase Learning Tech at ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit

Spring is upon us and Arizona startups are in full bloom as ASU+GSV host the fifth annual Education Innovation Summit April 21st through 23rd. This summit encompasses a whirlwind of tech innovators of all kinds, from entrepreneurs and investors to philanthropists, politicians, educators, and other advocates of education innovation. These innovators will come together to collaborate, brainstorm, and … Read more

Startup Weekend EDU to improve AZ education system – April 25-27

Are you passionate about improving education through great ideas? Come to Startup Weekend EDU on April 25-27th. This 52-hour event brings together educators, developers, designers, product managers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, build products or services, and launch startups! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/53366381[/vimeo] Startup Weekend EDU is an event where individuals can come together … Read more

Startup Proctor.io aims to reduce online academic cheating

According to Stanford University, “73 percent of all test takers, including prospective graduate students and teachers agree that most students do cheat at some point. 86 percent of high school students agreed.” For those that do cheat, how many actually get caught? Not many according to the study. For those proctoring an exam in a … Read more

Startup Xplore BoX delivers edu toys and kits to your doorstep

Imagine receiving a box full of toys and goodies every month for your kids, with each box containing key learning and development components. Xplore BoX, a subscription-based educational toy company, does just that-through their STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, and math) toys delivered to your doorstep in a box aims to educate and inspire our younger … Read more

The Startup Journal: Minimizing risk

Risks are part of the game for any entrepreneur. However, taking small, calculated risks will be key to minimizing risks that could effect your business. In this edition of The Startup Journal, CEO and founder Greg Rudolph Board Blazers talks about how he has reduced risk for his business.   [youtube]https://youtu.be/i-D1mft2Ru0[/youtube] Want more inspiration? Head over to … Read more

ASU Fulton Engineer School launches Startup Center, holds Demo Day competition

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools officially launched their Startup Center Thursday as a way to empower undergraduate and graduate students within the schools to explore entrepreneurial ideas. The Center will offer innovation courses, workshops, mentoring and other events. “We’ve positioned this competition to be at the top of the funnel in … Read more