Women Entrepreneurs Funded for Online Education

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Women make up over 75% of people who operate public education, so no surprise should exist that a growing number of women have received funding for education business start-ups online, Jessica Schimm says in Forbes.

She features accounts of women in Coursera and InstaEdu. Women play key roles in the development and operation of both of these compnies.

Coursera offers world-class university classes online to over 4.4 million students. They recently received an infusion of $43 in capital.

InstaEdu, with over 3 thousand tutors online available 24/7, recently received $4 million funding.

If you are a woman, what’s your vision of the future of education, say by 2020? Does it include a business plan to accelerate, increase, and deepen (AID) learning. If so, check out Women 2.0. Maybe you too will encounter a funding Angel.

 

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.