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Check out these 14 ‘entrepreneur’ grants for STEM education

Washington STEM, a nonprofit that supports science, technology, engineering, and math education across the state, has awarded 14 grants to educators in Washington. The one-year investments are used to encourage teachers to pilot new ideas that could be used to bolster STEM education. “My female students use to think that building robots was just for boys,” said, Dave… Read More

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From Bill Gates to Google, Startup Weekend is on a roll

The folks over at Startup Weekend continue to pull in key partnerships as they look to spread the gospel of entrepreneurship throughout the world. After recently inking deals with the Kauffman Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google today announced that it was entering into a two-year sponsorship arrangement with the Seattle-based non-profit…. Read More

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Greg Gottesman, Brad Feld and others join board of Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend, the Seattle-based non profit which coordinates 54-hour startup marathons at locations across the globe, has formed a new board with leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and execs from the Kauffman Foundation. New members include Carl Schramm, CEO of The Kauffman Foundation;  Steve Blank, an entrepreneur and professor at Stanford and Berkeley;  Greg Gottesman, managing director… Read More

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Social innovators to compete for $150,000 in prize money

Can you do well, by doing good? An upcoming event — hosted by Social Venture Partners — will highlight entrepreneurial ventures from both the non-profit and for-profit worlds. The goal is to feature products or services that attempt to solve a critical need of society. That can be anything from education to protecting the environment… Read More

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Founder’s Co-op backs GlobalMojo, a browser app that pushes cash back to charities

Affiliate commissions are a big (and frequently misunderstood) business on the Web. GlobalMojo, which has scored $550,000 from Founder’s Co-op and others, wants to insert itself in those transactions, allowing consumers to choose non-profits where they’d like to direct a portion of the commissions. “GlobalMojo is a free browser app that automatically and effortlessly generates money… Read More