Friday, 15 February 2013

Th Courseware Challenge - from Startup Weekend and Gates Foundation

The Literacy Courseware Challenge

Startup Weekend is teaming up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to spur innovation in education by bringing in the world's most talented and diverse group of entrepreneurs (you!). 

If you've ever thought about working on technology to help students or solve an education related problem, your time to shine is now! The Gates Foundation is hosting the Literacy Courseware Challenge to bring in the best entrepreneurs and innovators to tackle one of society's biggest areas of need:education.

Through a Request For Proposals (RFP) process, the Gates Foundation is looking to invest up to $6 million in web-based courseware to support students in mastering the Common Core State Standards for literacy at the 4th–8th grade levels. They will make 20 to 30 grants in the $25,000-$500,000 range!

If you or your team are interested in solving some of our most important problems (or are already working on it), this challenge may be the perfect opportunity to take things to the next level. In addition to the grants, the Gates Foundation will support selected teams with pilot programs, access to students, and important feedback for refining their products.

To learn more, see if it's a right fit for you, or to begin applying, check out all the details about the Literacy Courseware Challenge on their official page or by clicking the button below!
To education!