Tag: TU Incubator member spotlight

CourseArc: A Case Study in Course Design, Ecosystem Leverage, and Persistence

Baltimore Supports EdTech Company Prepped for Scale Approximately ten years ago, Katie Egan met and hired Bethany Meyer, a fellow UMBC alumna, to help with her consulting business. The two set out to build quality, customized online courses for a variety of clients. Katie was the experienced instructional designer; Bethany was the engineer and web developer. Along the way, they realized that they just might be able to build and scale a platform that would allow instructors to more easily design and launch their own online courses. The task for Katie and Bethany was to avail an affordable, easy-to-use,...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Mandrel

One of the great benefits of working at the TU Incubator is getting to work with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big ideas and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Tara Gallant, Founder of Mandrel, is a great example. Five Questions with Mandrel founder Tara Gallant 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur is in my DNA. No matter what company I have worked for I always looked for opportunities to serve customers better by understanding their wants and needs and then delivering beyond...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: The Whole Teacher

At Towson University (TU), we look for a variety of ways to positively impact education systems. We look for quality that has scale merit, as that’s the only way to drive sustainable, systemic improvement. This is something we’ve been doing persistently as an institution for 150 years. And, we are very good at it. From TU Incubator, we have a sincere, purposeful focus on education technology and innovation and work with enterprises that could be construed small business and those that have true venture scale. Our education technology emphasis evolves and increasingly takes on nuance. A recent adaptation to...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Pelican Fly Concepts

As the Assistant Director at the TU Incubator, I have the privilege of working with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big ideas and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Muhammad Najee-ullah, founder of Pelican Fly Concepts, is a great example. Recently Muhammad gave me his thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Five Questions with Pelican Fly Concepts founder Muhammad Najee-ullah. 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? My experiences as a youth in Baltimore shaped my entrepreneurial perspective. I embarked on a journey that taught me the...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: OgStar Reading

One of the great benefits of working at TU Incubator is getting to work with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big dreams and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Fran Bowman and Stephanie Nislow the Co-Founders of OgStar Reading are great example. Recently Fran gave me her thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Five Questions with OgStar Reading Co-Founder Fran Bowman 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?  I became an entrepreneur because I wanted to have control over my career, my goals, and my time. Being...

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