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The Details & Back-story Iversity is an online social platform that allows professors to organize courses, research groups, and conferences. The start-up was launched last year by a team of German engineers and educators who wanted to "build a new infrastructure for teaching and learning at the dawn of the di...
The Details & Back-story: Ben Nelson, The Minerva Project CEO, knows a thing or two about school... photos. The former SnapFish CEO has raised a record-breaking amount of SEED funding ($25 Million) from Benchmark Capital. ...
The Details & Back-story BloomBoard asks on their site, "Did you know that half of new teachers leave the profession within their first 5 years?" The company has set out to help provide a solution to the growing teacher attrition issue. The startup was a winner in the K-12 category at the inaugu...
The Details and Backstory SnappSchool was started by a "former teacher and frustrated parent" who realized that parents who better understood the concepts their kids were learning in school (in this case, math) would be able to be more involved in their kids' schoolwork. To help accomplish this goal, the duo decided to...
The Details and Back-story Back in September 2009, Jason Rappaport imagined a decent collaborative groupwork tool for his school projects, a service that could do the work of six separate services in just one cohesive platform. From there, GoodSemester was born - a place where students and professors can start their own courses, join courses, organize notes, share notes, and can store their entire academic life in the cloud. Today is GoodSemester's first public beta launch. Uniq...
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The Details and Back-story Busuu.com's two founders, Adrian & Bernhard feel that they have, "personally suffered from the traditional way to learn a new language" which they describe as, "expensive, difficult and boring." To overcome these limitations they have created a "freemium", online language learning c...
The Details and Back-story Remind101 was started at Michigan State University in 2009 by Brett and David Kopf. The brothers started the text-message-based startup after feeling overwhelmed by assignments and work, and realizing that a simple text message from an instructor could help them keep track of multiple deadlines....
The Details and Back-story Gravity is on a mission to help personalize the Internet. Using semantic technology, including proprietary ontology and natural language processing algorithms, the Gravity team is able to create personal user interest graphs, analyze conte...
The Details and Backstory Co-founder Xavier Damman, who previously launched Publitweet, believes that, "there are voices on social media that deserve to be published on main stream media," and this vision informed both his original startup and now Storify. Storify won the Startup Acce...
The Details and Backstory Parse.ly is an NYC-based startup founded in 2009 that provides insights to the online publishing world, and allows publishers to optimize their content for a personalized reading experience. At the helm are two NYU grads who hat...