Education

TeacherSpark brings teachers together to share ideas and set off classroom innovation

A small cohort of North Dakota teachers are hoping to foster education innovation with an app that marries the structure of dating apps to a professional development focus. The app, TeacherSpark, will connect teachers to other teachers, giving them the opportunity to exchange ideas and resources and to support each other in their careers. Sara…

Jesse Riley teaches STEM and environmental stewardship while raising money for schools with SongBird Creations

SongBird Creations is putting an environmental spin on school fundraising. The start-up partners with schools to help students raise funds for STEM-oriented projects. How the process works is schools partner with SongBird for a fundraising effort, and students sell monthly subscription boxes to friends, family, and neighbors and community members. Money from the sales then…

30+ Internships Announced at 1 Million Cups

It’s that time of year again – today was Intern Day at 1 Million Cups! In addition to having our entrepreneur speaker, we held an internship event where local companies could present internships they are looking to fill for the summer of 2018. This event was meant to connect students and those looking for experience to…

Start-Up Sparks STEM Interest with Robotics

In 2016, Ryan Swanson started COR Robotics to promote STEM careers by sparking an interest in students through summer camps. The first summer COR Robotics held 7 summer camps, and in 2018 the goal is to host 50 robotics camps across the region. “I gained a passion for robotics in high school, founded Bison Robotics…

Minneapolis Start-up is Igniting Classroom Discussion Worldwide

Over 45 million seconds of video was recorded and shared in January 2017 on the Flipgrid video-based platform. Five years prior, Flipgrid was just a weekend project put together by co-creators Bradford Hosack and Charlie Miller. The two have struck a chord engaging students and teachers in classrooms across the globe with an “experience that…