December 12, 2018

Discounted Rate for MarketDrivenEDU members to Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies Conference —

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MarketDrivenEdu is pleased to announce it’s 10th annual Media sponsorship of The Capital Roundtable’s full-day conference on Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies.

 

Coming up on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in New York City, the theme of this conference is The Role for Private Capital in Bridging the Gap Between Education & Employment.

 

As a friend of MarketDrivenEdu, you qualify for a special VIP rate — $995 ($500 off the standard rate). To register, please call Kristi Paris, at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or email her at kparis@capitalroundtable.com.

 

In this politicized age, it seems like people don’t agree on much to do with education. For instance —

  • 57% of Republicans support charter schools, versus just 36% of Democrats.
  • Only 33% of Republicans think spending on public schools in their district should be increased, versus 58% of Democrats.
  • Just 28% of Republicans believe college is worth the cost, versus 43% of Democrats.

If you’re a private investor, those stats may make you feel nervous. For instance, you may not want to invest in a for-profit college during Donald Trump’s administration, if the next president may be Elizabeth Warren and the rules may change again.

 

One path forward lies in something everyone can agree on — that the U.S. education system needs to do better at preparing people for joining the workforce.

 

Join more than 20 experts as they assess the outlook for PE investing in the education sector at this all-day conference, chaired by Daniel Pianko, co-founder & managing director at University Ventures.

At this conference, you’ll enjoy exceptional networking opportunities. The agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and a buffet lunch, to exchange ideas, swap business cards, and form new relationships.

To register, please call Kristi Paris, at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or email her at kparis@capitalroundtable.com.   

 

Please be sure to mention MarketDrivenEdu to receive this low VIP rate. And note this rate is not available online. 

Colorado State University-Global Campus has partnered with OnlineDegree.com to provide 33% of Bachelors Degree Tuition Free!

 

In its ongoing commitment to make college more affordable and accessible, Colorado State University-Global Campus has partnered with OnlineDegree.com to help bridge more working adults back to higher education. The partnership will enable students to take certain general education courses offered at OnlineDegree.com that could apply toward their degree at CSU-Global. Tuition-free.

OnlineDegree.com is a non-collegiate platform that prepares working adults for higher education and helps them receive college credit in the process…completely, free. Students can take a variety of general education courses to learn about psychology, computer programming, history, marketing, robotics, and much more — all online and at their own pace. OnlineDegree.com works with participating accredited universities where transfer credit can be awarded for successful completion of the courses. This provides students with a simple process to begin their education, and gives them a multitude of options to potentially receive free college credit nationwide.

“Our goal is to help working adults take that first critical step to go back to school,” says Grant Aldrich, CEO of OnlineDegree.com. “By removing known hurdles that often prevent someone from pursuing their education, we’re helping to improve higher education’s accessibility and keep students across the country on a collegiate-path.”

CSU-Global is already a known leader in accessibility, becoming the first independent, fully accredited, 100% online state university in the U.S. in 2007. With over 28 degrees and accelerated programs, the academic offerings have been designed specifically for working adults. In addition, they offer valuable services for non-traditional students, including career counseling, financial planning and tutoring. The partnership with OnlineDegree.com is another step to help aid students on their path to a degree and provide them a tuition-free option to reach their 13 credit threshold to transfer.

“Our partnership with OnlineDegree.com allows a student to complete over one-third of their Bachelor’s degree requirements tuition free,” says Travis Coufal, Senior Director of Engagement at CSU-Global. “CSU-Global has always been committed to a low cost, high quality education that provides a strong return on investment. This partnership is a natural extension of that commitment.”

Link to release: https://www.prweb.com/releases/colorado_state_university_global_campus_partners_with_onlinedegree_com_to_offer_adults_tuition_free_courses_towards_their_degree/prweb15762514.htm

Read more at: OnlineDegree.com 

Education Companies for PE Investors–Special Invitation for July 19

edu conferenceI’m very pleased to be a partner of The Capital Roundtable for its full-day annual winter conference on “Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies.

 

Coming up on Thursday, July 19, in New York City, the theme of this conference is
How PE Firms Are Engineering A New Generation of Education Companies.

 

I’m reaching out to you, as a friend of my firm, to offer you a special VIP rate — $500 off the standard rate.  Your price to register is only $995! To register at this special rate, please contact Julie Berger at 212-832-7300, ext.0, or jberger@capitalroundtable.com.

You’ll hear from more than 20 private equity investors and bankers, and education company managers discussing how they’re partnering with schools, corporations, and other kinds of investors to build “next-gen” companies that can drive the remodeling of the U.S. education system and thereby deliver better outcomes for students and better returns for investors.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Chairing the conference is Shoshana Vernick, a co-founder of Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund. She joined Sterling in 2003, and has devoted her tenure on the investment team, working on all aspects of the deal process including identification and due diligence, and management and oversight of the active portfolio.

At this conference, you’ll enjoy exceptional networking opportunities. The agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and a buffet lunch, to exchange ideas, swap business cards, and form new relationships.

 

To register, please call Julie Berger, at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or email her at jberger@capitalroundtable.com

 

Please be sure to mention MarketDrivenEDU to receive this low VIP rate.  And note this rate is not available online. 

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Udemy has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $60 million

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Udemy received a $60 million investment from the South African media company.

Online education startup Udemy has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $60 million, from South African media company Naspers. Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is a marketplace for online courses that brings together people with expertise in one or more areas, and people who want to learn about a new topic or develop a new skill. Udemy provides tools and a market for the experts to make and sell their courses, and takes a cut of their sales.

Link to Article: http://fortune.com/2016/06/02/naspers-invested-60-million-udemy/

 

Special Discount to Private Equity Investment in For Profit Education Conference in July!

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As a MarketDrivenEdu subscriber, you’re eligible to receive $400 off the standard registration rate for The Capital Roundtable’s full-day conference on “Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies.”

 

Coming up on Thursday, July 30, in midtown Manhattan, this year’s conference focuses on —

Bridging the Educator-Employer Disconnect

 

Chairing this conference is Lawrence Shagrin, managing partner at Millpond Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in the education, training, and outsourced services sectors. Larry also serves as a partner at Brockway Moran & Partners, a middle-market private equity firm with over $1 billion under management.

 

Lawrence and 20 other for-profit education experts will provide sound insights on how to take advantage of the significant marketplace activity beyond the post-secondary space.

 

As a MarketDrivenEdu subscriber, you qualify for a special ultra-low rate — $400 off!  To register just call Joanna Russell at 212-832-7300, ext. 0, or email her at jrussell@capitalroundtable.com.

 

Please be sure to reference MarketDrivenEdu and this email to qualify for this special rate. This rate is not available online.

 

Lawrence and the panelists will answer key questions such as these —

  • What new developments have taken place in the for-profit education world to bridge the gap between what educators deliver and what employers want?
  • What does the much-discussed acquisition of Lynda.com by LinkedIn portend for other subscription-based digital training companies?
  • How are education companies differentiating their services through catering to the demand for mobile learning?
  • What’s happening to the value in ROI of a traditional four-year degree, and what companies are taking the lead with employer and student-focused alternatives?
  • What are the major talent development needs among major employers, and which service providers offer the most help?
  • How important is it that corporate training providers go beyond content delivery to offer monitoring, tracking, and assessment?
  • In the K-12 space, how early are educators thinking about future career paths? How are they using partnerships to answer the need?
  • What are the key criteria that can help you judge a middle-market education company deal?
  • What are the most important things a firm has to get right when exiting an investment in the education space?
  • Where do new investors in education often make mistakes, and what are the truths that newcomers must learn?
  • What are the potential traps and pitfalls that can befall for-profit education investors, and how can they be avoided?

Inquiries for On-Line Programs Dropped 17%.

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The Old Guard Shut Down Ivy Bridge…

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Paul we feel for you!  It’s a sad day when innovation gets thwarted because of success, fear & political Bull S%$@

Buzzfeed has a good article on the sorry state of our political system and how the publicly stated goals of our president’s administration are being blocked by the very same party pitching them.

 

 

Last Week, President Barack Obama was speaking to students in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

“We’re going to encourage more colleges to innovate, try new things, do things that can provide a great education without breaking the bank,” he told the cheering kids, and the nation’s nervous college administrators. “For example, a number of colleges across the country are using online education to save time and money for their students.”

Across the country in San Francisco that same day, Paul Freedman, the founder of a company that had won a grant funded by the Gates Foundation to do roughly what the president described, got a FedEx package from the federal government.

This was not a letter of commendation. It was a notice from President Obama’s Department of Justice that his company, Altius Education, is under federal investigation. The notice was the culmination of a more than two-year battle between Altius and the Higher Learning Commission, one of two members of the 118-year-old North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which controls accreditation — the vital credential that gives college degrees value — for over 1,000 colleges and universities in 19 states. The HLC’s university backers have an obvious interest in avoiding the sort of low-cost competition that reformers, and now the president, seek. And commission documents that have not been released publicly, but were provided to BuzzFeed by Altius, paint a picture of a regulator that punished the company specifically for doing something — trying to reinvent a low-cost new college education — that are core goals of federal policy. And so even as Obama trumpeted innovation from the stage in Scranton, Freedman’s attempt to put it into practice seemed to have hit a wall.

For more

Read it: http://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewzeitlin/how-the-old-guard-shut-down-an-experiment-in-education

 

 

Online College Survey Highlights

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Distance education has been very good for the business school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Many non profit are leveraging an online program to help defray rising costs associated with their campus locations.  Umass is an example of success.

The 11-year-old online program accounts for just over a quarter of the enrollment at UMass’s Isenberg School of Management, yet revenues from the program cover about 40 percent of the school’s $25-million annual budget. And that’s after UMass Online, the in-house marketing agency, as well as a few other arms of the university have taken their cuts.

The business school’s experience helps to illustrate the economics of distance education and the way one college with a marketable offering is using online education to help its bottom line.

If you are at a non profit school and would like help launching or growing your online programs please contact us!

Click: Read full article on the Chronicle

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