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Jan 8, 2014

Website helps students find freelance gigs, avoid unpaid internships

At the University of Southern California, roughly one in three students is signed up to the Flinja platform, allowing them to complete paid freelance jobs. Flinja has signed up 150,000 "freelance ninjas" since its launch in October 2012, tapping…

Dec 12, 2013
On Its 10th Anniversary, LeWeb Names IntelClinic The Winner Of Its Startup Competition

Well, it’s been ten years for LeWeb, one of the key events in the European tech startup calendar. And as usual they had a startup competition. Out of 16 selected semi-finalists in Paris, just three were selected to take the main stage of the conference and pitch to judges.

Sep 13, 2013

5 startups to watch from Kaplan's TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator demo day

When education giant Kaplan and startup accelerator TechStars announced a joint ed tech accelerator back in February, the plan was for the program to be a one-time thing. Now, though, the companies say they're doubling down and extending the...

Sep 12, 2013

10 Startup Lessons From Kaplan's EdTech Accelerator Demo Day |

For many students, this week was the start of a new school year. For the 10 startups in the TechStars-backed Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, it was graduation. The inaugural class of startups -- carefully selected in June from more than 350...

Jun 18, 2013

Exclusive: Meet the first startups in Kaplan's TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator

The power of TechStars is being put to the test by the demands of education. On Tuesday, the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by the well-known Boulder, Colo.-based startup program, will announce its inaugural cohort of companies. Back in...

Jun 18, 2013

Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Powered by TechStars, Announces First 10 Startups

Today, Kaplan kicked off its first EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars, with a crop of 10 startups. The 3-month program, which takes place in the Kaplan offices in New York City, offers startups $20,000 and mentorship from advisors like...

Mar 6, 2013

Flinja The Place To Find Free Lance Ninjas SXSWedu Video Interview

There are so many reasons we like Flinja. First off, their name is short for Freelance Ninja, and any startup with the word Ninja in it rocks. Secondly they are connecting college students with ways to make money by sharing their...

Jan 17, 2013


Congratulations to the 2013 LAUNCHedu finalists in both K-12 and Higher Education categories. These education startups will compete for top honor at SXSWedu March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas before a judging panel of industry experts in addition to a live

Oct 22, 2012

DEMO Gods: Birds, brains, and the best products of the season

Out of the 77 companies that demonstrated their products at this week's DEMO conference, only five won the coveted DEMO God award. These startups don't only have great businesses, but were awesome on stage. Here they are: Neumitra's Bandu Stress...

Oct 22, 2012

Flinja unleashes stealthy army of students on freelance workforce

I have always thought it would be nice to have a ninja at my disposal to take care of tasks like protecting me from attacks, stealthily breaking into ice cream shops once they are closed, and infiltrating covert tech companies to gather top...

Oct 22, 2012

Women of DEMO: Female founders give tech career advice

DEMO 2012 in Silicon Valley was sensational. Launch day for a new company unspools like a 24-hour rollercoaster ride; our own team returned to Washington, DC, sleep deprived, technology addicted, and ready to try out a dozen new web and social...

Oct 10, 2012

Keep an eye on these standout startups from DEMO Fall 2012

Last week, Tracy Isacke, Head of Telefonica Digital's Silicon Valley office, served as a 'Sage' at VentureBeat's bi-annual DEMO conference, providing feedback on the social companies who pitched at the conference. Tracy, along with Mike Cassidy,...

Oct 9, 2012

GSV Capital: Winning

A very interesting concept hit our screen last week: Flinja, which is a peer to peer jobs market place designed for connecting university alumni with current students. ..

Oct 9, 2012

Flinja Helps University of Colorado - Boulder Students Find Jobs, Pay off Student Debt

As a venture capitalist and a professor of law at University of Colorado - Boulder, it is tough to see how many smart students are having trouble finding jobs after graduating. The Atlantic reports that 53% of recent college grads are either un- o...

Oct 7, 2012

DEMOnstrations, DEMOgraphics, and DEMOGODs: Write Up of DEMO Fall 2012

The DEMO Fall 2012 event showcased emerging technologies and new product innovations. Our blogger Mary Juetten attended on behalf of The NextWomen. Here's her review. DEMO Fall 12: Seventy five six-minute DEMOS in seven categories plus Student…

Oct 5, 2012

The 14 Most Interesting Startups To Emerge From DEMO | TechCrunch

DEMO Fall 2012 wrapped up in Santa Clara today, where 77 startups took the stage to show off their apps, services and products. The young companies were given six minutes to pitch their ideas and impress the audience, collectively competing for...

Oct 3, 2012

After Successful Launches At USC And UCLA, Flinja Brings Its "Airbnb For University Jobs" To Stanford | TechCrunch

Flinja wants to create a peer-to-peer jobs marketplace based on student and alumni networks within various universities around the country. It seeks to differentiate itself from other marketplace startups — the Taskrabbits and the Zaarlys of the w...

Oct 3, 2012

Flinja Launches At DEMO

Flinja, the startup developing an online marketplace for freelance college students and alumni, has launched to the wider world, after graduating from the StartEngine startup accelerator in Los Angeles. The firm showed off its service at the DEMO...