Edtech MindX wants to build ‘little Silicon Valleys’ across Vietnam
Founded in 2015, MindX was created to address the lack of coding in Vietnamese school curriculums. The startup’s goal is to create “small Silicon Valleys” across Vietnam, with educational center
Strive gets backing from Y Combinator to show kids that coding is fun
Strive is an online learning platform that teaches kids to code, but it wants to do more than just that. Developed with an active learning model that lets students take the lead in classes, Strive wan
As it shifts focus from DIY computer kits, Kano spins out its creative software suite as a standalone business
Kano Computing (“Kano”), the venture-backed company best known for its DIY computer kits and software for teaching coding and STEM skills to kids, is spinning out its creative software su
Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?
Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should consider?
Post-acquisition, Misty Robotics pivots to education
Back in 2018, a struggling Sphero needed a change. Post-Disney IP deal, life hadn’t been easy for the Colorado robotic toy firm, so it looked to a potentially lucrative new sector: STEM education. H
Gift Guide: 20+ STEM toy gift ideas for aspiring young builders
For this year's STEM toy gift guide we've split out our recommendations by age for easier navigation.
Israel’s tech sector is on the wrong track
Per capita, Israel has more scientists and engineers than any other country. But it is not enough for the demands created by the burgeoning tech sector.
Canadians are polite, but we’re still recruiting your biotech talent, America
Canadian leaders remain concerned about the inbound flow of talent to key sectors like advanced manufacturing, clean tech and biotech. They’re doing all they can to chip away at American advantages.
Liquid Instruments raises $13.7M to bring its education-focused 8-in-1 engineering gadget to market
Part of learning to be an engineer is understanding the tools you’ll have to work with — voltmeters, spectrum analyzers, things like that. But why use two, or eight for that matter, where one
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
This new startup is weeding out the weed-out classes, instead of students
Five years ago, entrepreneur Dan Sommer bet big on the adult learning space when he was building out Trilogy Education, an online and in-person bootcamp in collaboration with universities to train wor
Thimble teaches kids STEM skills with robotics kits combined with live Zoom classes
Parents with kids stuck learning at home during the pandemic have had to look for alternative activities to promote the hands-on learning experiences kids are missing out on due to attending class vir
Tappity raises $1.3M for its interactive and educational video library for kids
When kids today want to learn about a new topic they’re interested in, they’ll often turn to YouTube. But the quality of the educational content on the platform can be hit or miss, dependi
Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel
CEO and co-founder of music tech startup Stem Milana Lewis explains how she landed several superstar investors and raised a little under $22 million.
Stem is offering cash advances to help musicians stay independent
Stem, a startup that helps independent musicians get paid, is expanding with a new financing program called Scale. Co-founder and CEO Milana Rabkin Lewis described the company’s core offering as
Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop
TechCrunch has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn
The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019
VidCon, the annual summit in Anaheim, CA for social media stars and their fans to meet each other drew over 75,000 attendees over last week and this past weekend. A small subset of those where enterta
Eyeing an entry into China, Roblox enters strategic partnership with Tencent
Kids gaming platform Roblox has its sights set on China with today’s news that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The companies announced a strategic p
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
WashU announces donation from Square co-founder to grow engineering school
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) announced today that its engineering school received its largest single donation in history. The donation was offered by Square co-founder and WashU alumni J