Forward Tutoring wins seed funding from Dell's Education Challenge
- Forward Tutoring, an online platform that allows students to earn credits for volunteering in their communities and redeem them for tutoring from qualified students, won $10,000 in seed funding from the Dell Education Challenge and an entry in the company's 2013 Social Innovation Challenge.
- The Education Challenge was launched around September when Dell held its "Social Think Tank on Innovation in Education" as a competition focused on finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing primary/K12 education, and was eligible only for teams of college students.
- Forward Tutoring, which was selected from four finalists out of 400 entries at Dell World, says it will use the prize money to expand its programs at several universities (its tutors can earn scholarships and internships from supporting organizations).
From the article:
In September, I attended Dell's "Social Think Tank on Innovation in Education". Around this time, Dell launched its Education Challenge, "a new competition that focuses on finding solutions to some of today’s challenges in the area of primary/K12 education". Only teams of college students could apply, carrying forward one of the key themes that emerged from the Think Tank: Get students involved in solving the problems that so fundamentally affect them. Last week, Dell announced the four finalists out of 400 entries at Dell World, and selected the top entry to receive $10,000 in seed funding and an entry in Dell's 2013 Social Innovation Challenge. ...
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