American Public University System (APUS) has opened submissions for its annual $25,000 APUS Prize for Innovation in Online Education, part of the 2015 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC). Applications must be submitted by Feb. 24.
As the first education-focused business plan competition, EBPC features more than $140,000 in prize funding and exposure to top education investors and researchers. It was created to stimulate game-changing innovations in the education market and highlights themes that research and practice show to be critical in the drive to improve education. Now in its sixth year, the 2015 competition features dual tracks to accommodate both ideas and ventures, with prizes to be awarded in both tracks. In addition to online learning, other 2015 themes include: Urban Education; Connecting Research to Practice; Teaching & Learning; K-12 Technology; Special Education & At-Risk Students; Open & Collaborative Solutions; The Education Ecosystem; Global/Borderless Education Solutions; Early Childhood Education; and Workforce Learning.
EBPC Finalists will be notified by April 13 and flown to Philadelphia on May 12-13 to pitch their ventures to investors, researchers, and practitioners.
—More info: www.educationcompetition.org