Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Got a cool Business Plan for open ed? Enter the competition

The Startl Prize for Open Educational Resources

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The Startl Prize for Open Educational Resources awards the best business plan that leverages openly licensed content to change the paradigm around the production, delivery, sharing, and experience of learning. The intention is to catalyze models that increase access to and dramatically lower the cost of learning. Startl is seeking to inspire entrepreneurs to think creatively about how to incorporate open principles into their core business strategy.

The Startl prize amount is $25,000. Apply Now More ......

Past Competitions

The 2010 Education Business Plan Competition

The first Milken-PennGSE Education Business Plan Competition was held on June 3rd, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six finalists presented to a panel of judges, and to seasoned educational entrepreneurs, reporters and the general public.

First Prize

Shaun Sims, 23, and Andrew Mills, 28, won first prize, $25,000, for Digital Proctor, which improves security in online education. Digital Proctor analyzes student behavior in online classrooms, identifies suspicious activity through keyboard usage and algorithms, detects financial-aid fraud, and helps to increase student-retention rates.

Second prize of $15,000 was awarded to Jen Schnidman, 26, of New Orleans for Drop the Chalk, a web-based software that allows educators to track and quantify students’ academic growth by providing an overall picture of what students already know and what they still need to learn.


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