Software can move so fast that customers are not only not buying a static product anymore, they are also not subscribing to a defined service, they are now believers in a mission and hanging on for the ride.
Inigral Launches iPhone and Mobile Versions of Popular Schools App, Offering Proven, Innovative Ways to Connect with Students San Francisco, January 31, 2012—To help institutions maximize enrollment of students in the class of 2016, Inigral announced today the release of mobile and IPhone versions of its popular Schools App available to students at colleges and [...]
If the challenge is to invent a new product line or to solve a problem not yet solved, the Startup will likely win. A small team of smart people completely focused is more likely to succeed than a large company with many competing interests.
With much enthusiasm I announce that, as of October 19th, 2011 we have hired a new CEO, Jamie, Glenn.
Educause 2011 has decided to create a Startup Alley on their Exhibition Floor from October 18 – 21st in Philadelphia. This marks the first time the biggest conference in Higher Education has carved out a special area and created a unique deal for startups. Download the flier and the guidelines. If you have any questions, [...]
Student Retention is a passion of mine (as you may have noticed) and there were two talks at the 2011 Noel-Levitz conference which gave me some new ideas. One of my favorites was Julie Tetley’s talk (summarized below) which highlights the Sophomore Experience. She brings up some really great points, and I see this as a large issue that hasn’t gotten [...]
This kind of ethnographic research following students along their pathways for five years and pulling out trends – while helpful – does little to expose what innovations could be made to improve the circumstance of students found to be in the, let’s say, groups with attributes correlating to unfortunate tendencies. I just hope the smart researchers will follow on with ways to improve students in the unfortunate circumstances. Simply being more selective at the beginning is not an option for most community colleges.
One of my favorite activities every year is mentoring at Seedcamp, an international start-up incubator based out of London with strong companies coming from Europe.
I’ve heard a few stories in the wake of all the budget shortfalls questioning the economic productivity of the sabbatical. While I agree with that question at colleges focused on teaching and the liberal arts, for those research universities and high caliber programs who attract the brightest scientists and technologists in their field, Sabbatical is [...]
We’re honored to help out the Kauffman Foundation round up entrepreneurs, hackers, and technologists for it’s Startup Weekend focused on Education.