Kauffman Foundation News (6/7/11): Labs Education Venture Founders Unveil Innovative Companies

Inaugural Class of Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program Unveils Innovative Companies

Twenty-three aspiring founders selected from more than 1,000 applicants present transformative companies in the education market

Showcasing the best in educational startups, the Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation Education Ventures program today hosted presentations by 23 aspiring entrepreneurs starting powerful and innovative businesses.

The presentations marked the culmination of a four-month program that allowed 23 founders of education companies to immerse themselves in an intensive, hands-on curriculum designed to catalyze the development of their businesses. The Education Ventures program offered participants individualized training and entrepreneurship education, coaching on a variety of business and marketing skills, guidance in connecting with financiers, and a prorated annual salary of $70,000 that enabled them to pursue their projects full-time.

Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants, the Education Ventures entrepreneurs’ 
16 business concepts represent some of the very best education startups today.

Read More…>> http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/inaugural-class-of-kauffman-labs-education-ventures-program-unveils-innovative-companies.aspx

Read More about the Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation Education Ventures…>> http://sites.kauffman.org/edufoundersevent/

Read More on the Education Ventures Program…>> http://www.kauffmanlabs.org/Industries/Education

Read More on the 16 business concepts…>> http://www.kauffmanlabs.org/companies