Tag Archive: Nancy MacIntyre

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    by Angie Chang

    8 Female Founders to Watch Disrupting Education with Technology

    Education is ripe for disruption, and women entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the movement.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    From the educational aspect of gamifying the improvement and education of people, the possibilities are endless – many apps and companies are popping up looking to educate people (kids, second/third career adults, and everyone in between) on computational thinking, financial literacy, etc.

    Traditional academic institutions are going online, starting with university courses on YouTube and ending with massively open online courses available free of charge to whoever wants. Online collaboration is possible for students located in different areas of the world, and textbooks are increasingly going digital.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Teaching Children On Your iPad

    There are probably more women innovating on the iPad to educate the next generation. Let us know about these women and their companies/products in the comments below.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Angry Birds on an iPhone or iPad used to be a good babysitter, but don’t you want to educate your children while they play on your iPad?

    Introducing a host of female-founded startups working to make the iPad experience for your child an educational one. These female founders range from moms to business executives, from programmers to creative types. There is no “type” for edutech entrepreneurs innovating on the iPad.

    Here are female founders building apps and readers for children’s entertainment AND education:

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    by Angie Chang

    Nancy MacIntyre’s Mobile Startup Fingerprint Raises $1.4M

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Fingerprint today announced raising $1.4 million in seed funding from K2MediaLabs, THQ, Reed Elsevier Ventures, and Suffolk Ventures. Fingerprint creates mobile education for children.

    Fingerprint was founded by CEO Nancy MacIntyre, and Kevin Wendle and Daniel Klaus of K2Media Labs. Nancy blogs about the startup process, from the dreaded business review to redefining the empty nester — a tech-savvy mom. She once blogged on the market opportunity for iPad apps targeting senior citizens. Follow her on Twitter at @nancymacintyre.