Here’s a $5M Seed Fund to Support Higher-Ed Innovations Besides MOOCs

Tony Wan, EdSurge, Aug 04, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

So what's being funded in learning these days? "University Ventures said it’s already invested in four companies:

  • CampusLogic, which helps colleges manage the financial aid process;
  • Entangled Ventures, a “studio” founded by Paul Freedman that connects universities with startups (one of which recently merged with ApprenNet);
  • ProSky, a training platform for specific skills in demand from employers;
  • Portfolium, which allows students to showcase digital portfolios to potential employers.

But Mark Smithers counters: "we need more investment in mainstreaming innovations, not generating new ones."

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