EDUKWEST – on the search for better education started as a video blog in August 2009. Based on my talks with startup founders, executives and investors in the education 2.0 space I thought “Why not record those interesting talks and share them with my audience?”.
I learned a lot from Andrew Warner of Mixergy who supported me in the decision to create an interview series and on August 6th 2009 the first EDUKWEST with Jon Bischke of eduFire went online.
In June 2011 I decided to detach the news coverage of the education 2.0 market from my personal branded blog KirstenWinkler.com and move it over to EDUKWEST. Kay Alexander who has been the producer of the EDUKWEST video interviews joined as a writer.
Over the past six months I saw a major increase in the education 2.0 space both from the general public and investors. Incubators and accelerators like 500 Startups, Y-Combinator, Startl, DreamIT Ventures or TechStars bring new and exciting education startups to life at a pace never seen before. Khan Academy, Waiting for Superman and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are attracting the attention of the general public to the topic.
EDUKWEST’s mission has always been to give fair and in depth coverage to those startups and to give a broad picture of the entire ecosystem that works on changing education to the better, from startups to academia.
We need your Help
To be able to achieve this goal in a fast growing market EDUKWEST needs the help of its readers. Up to today EDUKWEST has been available for free to everyone interested in this space and I want to keep it that way.
I hope and believe, we have always managed to deliver interesting stories, news and coverage of up and coming startups. In order to stay ahead of the curve and to grow the coverage I need to double down on this project and EDUKWEST needs to grow its team by training and hiring talented writers.
There are three options to support EDUKWEST’s mission.
Follow the links to get more information about the different opportunities. Whatever option you choose, it will help us to expand our news coverage and continue to focus on covering this exciting space and to introduce you to everything that is happening in education 2.0.
Thank you for your support,
Founder & Editor
September 1st 2011