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Cheesy Kickstarter campaign wants to bring solar energy to students in East Africa

Cheesy Kickstarter campaign wants to bring solar energy to students in East Africa A playful new Kickstarter campaign aims to supply remote communities with a steady source of renewable electricity while giving backers a handful of dairy-inspired tech devices. The campaign, SunMade Cheese, is the newest venture from Yolk, the …

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Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch – TechCrunch

Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch – TechCrunch Learn-to-code startup Kano, whose products aim to turn kids into digital makers, has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its build-it-yourself computer kit. With the new flagship Kano is doubling down on touch interactions — urging kids …

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MasterClass is mastering scale as a media business – TechCrunch

MasterClass is mastering scale as a media business – TechCrunch MasterClass’ $80M Series D announced last week marks a triumph in validating the potential venture-scale of content businesses in an era when many are founded with equal parts tech and media DNA. The platform for online video courses on topics …

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Her super-donor origin story – TechCrunch

Her super-donor origin story – TechCrunch Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerberg’s wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the world’s top philanthropists, she’s a dexterous empath determined to help. We’ve all heard Facebook’s dorm-room origin story, but Chan’s epiphany of impact came on a playground. …

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Will big brands disrupt higher education? – TechCrunch

Will big brands disrupt higher education? – TechCrunch Daniel Pianko Contributor Daniel Pianko is co-founder and managing director of University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education. More posts by this contributor Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education Carol D’Amico Contributor Carol D’Amico …

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Coinbase Survey Shows 18% of US Students Now Own Cryptocurrency

Coinbase Survey Shows 18% of US Students Now Own Cryptocurrency University students are clamoring for more courses about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. That’s according to a nationwide survey of 675 students, commissioned by crypto exchange Coinbase and released today. According to the survey, 21 of the top 50 U.S. universities, …

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