30 Jun '14, 8am

How One Social Entrepreneur is Changing Education Through Technology

How One Social Entrepreneur is Changing Education Through Technology

Although thinkCERCA was part of the inaugural class of Impact Engine , a Chicago-based social incubator, there are now more than 15 accelerators around the U.S. dedicated to education. Becoming a social business was a matter of debate at the outset; many suggested a nonprofit structure with free products, but Murphy knew the business model was the better option. “I was worried there wouldn’t be enough philanthropy for us to keep growing, and one of our main missions in developing this technology was…to solve a principals’ problem…For student outcomes to happen quick, the principal had to make a commitment to literacy and personalizing student growth.” Murphy added that the investment in a paid curriculum product carried the obligation to give it a fair try.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/one-social-entreprene...

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