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Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 OPT options if my crypto job is no longer available?
I’m an F-1 student who had a job lined up with a crypto company, but they rescinded my job offer. What are my options, especially if I want to create my own web3 startup?
Investors discuss how labor shortage is shaking up the construction tech stack
The pandemic wasn’t the only challenge to hit the construction industry. The rising cost of raw materials coupled with labor shortage has left the industry scrambling for solutions to bridge gaps.
Dear Sophie: 2 questions about the latest immigration news
My goal is to co-found a fintech startup while on an F-1 OPT. I heard that I could to qualify for STEM OPT given the expanded list of STEM fields. Can I continue working at my startup on STEM OPT?
Tech companies: Stop conflating privilege with potential
Socioeconomic status must be part of the “diversity” conversation –– it is underreported and underdiscussed.
The US has an education problem, but is Big Tech really the answer?
The future of STEM education won’t become more equitable by creating a free coding course but by seeing the solutions already before us and acting accordingly.
Erase All Kittens raises $1M seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code
Erase All Kittens (EAK) is an edtech startup that created a “Mario-style” web-based game designed for kids aged 8-12. However, the game has a twist: it places an emphasis on inspiring girl
Since colleges are failing to prepare students for tech jobs, it’s time to bring back apprenticeships
In the explosion of edtech businesses with new approaches, we are in danger of overlooking an established model that can be adapted to solve these challenges. That model is apprenticeships.
Aerospace’s Steve Isakowitz to speak at TC Sessions: Space 2020
A mere two weeks remain until we kick off TC Sessions: Space (December 16 & 17), our first conference focused on the technology designed to push galactic boundaries and the people making it happen
Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force teachers, students and parents to adopt new technologies, edtech’s total addressable market has massively grown in the last several months. The shift has
How Amazon’s HQ2 could disrupt government IT, for the worse
When Amazon entered markets like bookselling or groceries, its competition proved highly disruptive to incumbents. In November 2018, Amazon declared that it had selected northern Virginia as one of tw
Educating the next generation of robotics engineers, a workshop at TC Sessions: Robotics
TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics will feature the industry’s best roboticists, technologists and investors. But what about the next generation? Everyone knows that there are not enough robotics eng
How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth
Both candidates talked about creating jobs. One wants to cut taxes and the other wants to increase them. While they debate whose plans will make America great and whose will make America broke, here i
Why Minecraft predicts the future of collaborative work
Kids are the ultimate beta testers. As soon as they figure out what a new technology is for, they try to make it do something else. They push boundaries, break rules, play with possibilities and share
How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem
While the biggest names in tech strive to close the gender gap and build more inclusive working environments, the pool of talent on offer is predominantly male. The truth is, while retention is an iss