Intersection Event Highlights Social Entrepreneurship, Education Organizations

Intersection Event Highlights Social Entrepreneurship, Education Organizations

SAYIN' THANKS: Edupreneurs were in full force on Jan. 19 at the Googleplex for the Intersection Event, where a cast of all-stars that included Tim O' Reilly, Reid Hoffman, Steve Jurvetson, and Barry Zito (literally an all-star) gathered to grok social entrepreneurship. The evening also highlighted innovative social ventures through the Gratitude Awards, and we're delighted to hear that all of the top ten finalists were those focused on education! Grand prize went to The World We Want Foundation for a platform that supports social impact projects through crowdfunding and direct grants. Runner-up went to our friend Neil D'Souza from Zaya (formerly Teach A Class) for his backpack Wi-Fi router that makes educational resources accessible in developing regions. And the audience choice went to Kytabu, a textbook subscription app. Others in the running were The IQ Collective, Vittana, Beyond 12, Springboard Collaborative, MotionMath, OneGoal, and Mytonomy. The title of Forbes' recap sums up the tenor of the event: "We don't need Facebook for dogs."

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