PHILLY'S BEST: Osmosis and Totus Power each took home a nice chunk of the $140,000 cash prizes up for grabs at the 2014 Milken-Penn Graduate School of Education Business Competition, organized by Executive Director of Academic Innovation Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan.
Philadelphia-based Osmosis won the First Place Milken Family Foundation Prize (worth $25K) and the American Public University System Prize for Innovation in Online Education (another $25K) with a tool designed to help medical students retain what they’re learning. San Franciso-based
Totus Power, which creates battery packs to power schools in communities with limited access to electricity, took the Second Place Milken Family Foundation Prize ($15K) and the TSL Borderless Education Teacher Prize ($10K).
All finalists and semi-finalists have been invited to participate in the
Education Design Studio affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.