EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU InstaEDU wants to become a truly scalable on-demand video tutoring platform, and Course Hero needs a way to dogfood its online education tools. So InstaEDU has just sold its in-person in-home tutoring business Cardinal Scholars to Course Hero for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help both startups disrupt the outdated tutoring industry, undercutting the high overhead of Kaplan and Sylvan learning centers, and using live video to make education sites like Tutor.com seem cold by comparison. InstaEDU built Cardinal Scholars at Stanford as a way to connect top-tier university students who need jobs with K-12 kids who need a leg up to ace a test or get into a good school. Still, the business is simple but brilliant. Tons of my friends from Stanford have done part-time tutoring because it’s just so lucrative and flexible. Meanwhile, parents are desperate to help their children succeed.
Cardinal Scholars Tutoring - About Us Our mission is to provide the most effective, engaging, and fun tutoring experience possible to students everywhere. By using technology we can remove the stress and hassle of finding, vetting, scheduling, and paying tutors; attract the best tutors and pay them competitively; and continually support both families and tutors so that they can focus on learning, not logistics. We connect families with mentors and role models who will relate to, engage, and inspire their students, and ultimately provide a satisfying, enriching educational experience. Our 5 Core Beliefs: 1. We believe that a tutor who can make a personal connection with a student will be more effective than even the most scholarly professional. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Skillshare Founder, Champion of Lean Start-Up Mantra, On Why He Needed That $3 Million By Adrianne Jeffries 8/17/11 8:00am Share this: Skillshare CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn with Skillshare friend, investor and office mate Zach Klein. New York-based peer-to-peer education start-up Skillshare, whose co-founder and CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn recently typed up an article on how to launch a start-up for just $5,000, raised just enough money for its product team and a little wiggle room back in January. When the Skillshare team realized they had a winning formula–a platform where anyone with a skill to share can propose to teach a class which then becomes available when a minimum number of students sign up–and when they noticed competitors starting to move in, they decided it was time to staff up and start grabbing land. “We didn’t choose investors in a couple days,” Mr. Skillshare decides which cities to move into according to popular vote; Boston is “on deck” next, he said. The main thing is focusing on building the product and building the community, he said. by Taboolaby Taboola
How You Can Legally Make $1,000 In One Night In NYC Organize An Offline Class With Skillshare The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Skillshare Quick Pitch: Skillshare turns cities into classrooms and all of their residents into potential teachers. Genius Idea: Creating an open, online marketplace for offline classes. Skillshare co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn is very good at poker. When he agreed to host a poker class for them, the idea for Skillshare clicked. Skillshare, which launched in April, is a marketplace for offline classes. Typically tickets for classes on the platform cost less than $50, of which Skillshare takes a 15% cut. Less than two months after launch, the site's teachers are mostly in New York and only a handful of businesses have signed on. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, mattjeacock Series Supported by Microsoft BizSpark
5 Innovative Ways to Teach Your Skills Online The Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit bmw-i.com or follow @BMWi on Twitter. Through projects like Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseWare and University of the People, the Internet has made it easier for anyone to be a student. Several platforms have launched within the last two years that democratize teaching. Here are five ways to get started. 1. Skillshare is an online marketplace that sells tickets to offline classes. Skillshare takes a 15% cut of the tickets sold. 2. Sophia helps experts curate the social web in a way that reliably explains a topic. Lessons can be voted "academically sound" by subject experts (users who hold a degree in that field or teach a course on it), which helps sort out good material from the noise of an open platform. 3. 4. Udemy is similar to Learnable. 5.