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Schools are strapped for cash, especially schools serving children living in low-income households. Andyshea Saberioon, co-founder of Houston-based PledgeCents, has created a crowdfunding platform exclusively for those school to help them find the funding they need for basketball uniforms, the latest Artemis Fowl books (the kids love them), or a field trip to the art museum. Saberioon says that the idea for PledgeCents came when he was watching a TV with his dad. “Last summer, watching this show with my dad I was introduced to crowdfunding. I immediately called Ricky and asked, ‘How can we get on this?’” Ricky Johnson and Saberioon have been best friends since eighth Read More
[Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series] Talking with LiveSchool’s Mattew Rubinstein and Jesse Feister, I get the sense that technology entrepreneurs who choose to pursue an ed tech startup receive some of the same insights that good teachers do after a few years: practicality and an increased appreciation for simplicity. Go into any classroom, be it a kindergarten or with high school seniors, and the happiest most productive students have teachers who know that the least complex directions, the most clearly thought out and articulated essay questions elicit the best from students. A confused child isn’t learning. LiveSchool is a dyed in the wool Read More
[Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series on Nashville education startup LiveSchool] LiveSchool’s environs at Center 615 in East Nashville still have that “new office” smell. The ed tech startup has been busy this calendar year. Along with the move, the behavior tracking application closed a $1.65 million round of funding. The future is as bright as the freshly painted walls, and you can sense the purpose in their office, right down to the stiff carpet, like the potential of a baseball mitt that needs to be broken in. The sun filters through a tree outside the wall of windows, its leaves still that spring-green, Read More
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