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Startup Digest Education - Distracted Gen X, Online Ed, EdTech India, & China Innovation

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Issue #44  •  February 25  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
Hola Amigos.
We hope you enjoy this week’s batch of education headlines.
Happy National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day!

FROM THE IDEA IN YOUR HEAD, TO THE APP IN YOUR HAND.

Builder by Engineer.ai is a Human-Assisted-AI platform that enables everyone to build bespoke software in a simple, user friendly and mindful way that transcends the need for traditional know-how. Everyone should be empowered to unlock their true potential to be a builder, irrespective of what they know, what they have and what they are afraid of. Builder, the “online assembly line” for software development, is a collision of intelligent automation, ideas, and human talent that allows you to build any tech project transparently.

ExxonMobil Robotics Pitch Competition ($60,000 + Pilot)

BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
Retrieval Practice in the Collaborative Setting

How Can a Distracted Generation Learn Anything?

Higher Education Revamps Online Education in 2019 as Traditional Enrollment Declines

India’s US $20m investment to build US-India education links on its own turf

In 2014, anthropologist John Ziker released the results of a faculty time-use study, which found that the average professor spent 60 hours a week working, with 30% of that time dedicated to email and meetings. Reports hint that this allocation has only gotten worse over the past five years.
The knowledge economy is systematically undervaluing uninterrupted concentration and overvaluing the convenience and flexibility offered by new technologies.
Higher education can lead the way in turning back the tide of electronic chatter that threatens to overwhelm us. Do we have the will to protect what’s important against the pull of what’s easy?

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world

Understanding China’s Next Wave of Innovation

MyGalileoApp Competition

Bring space to your smartphone and win €100,000 by developing an Android and iOS app. The MyGalileoApp Competition is ON!🛰😎Develop an innovative app that uses the Galileo satellites’ positioning accuracy & commercially launch your solution! Gather a team or go solo & design & develop an app that will #UseGalileo. And the best part? Meet & work hand in hand with our amazing mentors and the 1st place winner gets €100,000! You can find everything you need to know at http://gsa.europa.eu/mygalileoapp. Don't wait until the last minute and make sure you register your app proposals on time! Deadline: March 28.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Digest Education is curated by:
Aurelio Jiménez Aurelio Jiménez - COO at Zapiens Technologies
aurelio.jimenez@startupdigestmail.com
Hrvoje Morić Hrvoje Morić - Teacher, Podcaster
hrvoje.moric@startupdigestmail.com
jen.chin jen.chin
jen.chin@startupdigestmail.com
Jessica Falkenthal Jessica Falkenthal - Education Community & Growth Strategist
jessica.falkenthal@startupdigestmail.com
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