UPDATE: With September now behind us, we wanted to add a quick update to this article. Over at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's site, Joel Klein, the CEO of Amplify and the former head of New York City's public school system, penned a great piece on how the U.S. needs to take a new approach to how it educates its students.
Education & Workforce
The story of Ritani is, in many ways, the story of American manufacturing—just not the kind you’re probably thinking of. The company, which is revolutionizing the e-commerce space, particularly for the millennial buyer, has pioneered the “clicks and bricks” model of retail that merges the online and brick and mortar worlds to drive growth.
Yet the story of Ritani can’t be told without first telling the story of the Julius Klein Group.
When Alan Martin was in college, he struggled each semester to pay exceedingly high prices for his textbooks.
So he did something about it.
Within moments of meeting Rohit Prakash it’s clear that he’s a methodical, deliberate thinker. These sorts of attributes are quite helpful when you’re launching a business, or if you’re studying to become a physician—both of which Prakash happens to have experience with.
If ever there were a prototypical serial social entrepreneur, then Ido Leffler would probably be it. In 2006, Leffler co-founded Yes To, Inc., which he grew into a wildly popular natural skincare line and where he still plays an active leadership role. He’s since turned his attention toward education, launching Yoobi, which creates tools specifically designed to spark learning in young children.
From Stanford University in California to Florida State University on the East Coast, colleges and universities across the United States are increasingly creating courses, majors, and departments that teach students how to become more entrepreneurial.
Jeff Reid and Alyssa Lovegrove are leading this effort at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Sometimes, technology has a funny way of propelling us forward with ideas from the past. That’s certainly the case with Pager, a new company whose app enables users to schedule in-home appointments with physicians.
For many recent and impending grads, the value of their college degree directly relates to how it helps them secure a job after they’ve graduated.
Steve Case is an entrepreneur who loves other entrepreneurs.
“I love what they do. I love the passion they bring, and I love that they realize that one way to solve problems in the world is through entrepreneurship,” he says in our latest #90SecondsWith video.