Posts Tagged ‘Education’
How Do You Disrupt Education?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 23rd, 2014 at 10:28 am, Comments: 0
When I was at the TechStars Chicago practice pitches, I got to see a company called ClutchPrep. Clutch Prep uses videos to tutor out of […]
Chicago LEAP Innovations
Posted by Jeff Carter on June 20th, 2014 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0
Yesterday, I was at the announcement of a new blended learning program targeted for Chicago’s public schools, LEAP Innovation. Phyllis Lockett is leading the […]
Should You Enroll Your Children in Entrepreneurship Programs?
Posted by Jeff Carter on April 10th, 2014 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0
Yesterday I read the hot new trend is to enroll your young child in an entrepreneurship program. The subject of being an entrepreneur is hot. […]
College Entrepreneurship; The Engine That Can
Posted by Jeff Carter on March 29th, 2014 at 5:48 pm, Comments: 0
I am driving around the country right now. Went to Notre Dame on Tuesday and lectured on entrepreneurship. Was in Detroit to see my sister. […]
How Big Is The Network?
Posted by Jeff Carter on March 11th, 2014 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0
One of the things that venture capitalists do is try to decipher how big the network is when they look at startups. Then, they try […]
Engineering Students, You Will Spread Your Wings
Posted by Jeff Carter on October 22nd, 2013 at 9:56 am, Comments: 0
Was speaking with someone the other day. They were telling me an engineering student was thinking about quitting the major. I asked, “Why?”. They said […]
The Entrepreneurial Imperative
Posted by Jeff Carter on October 20th, 2013 at 5:08 am, Comments: 0
Run, walk, download buy the book, The Entrepreneurial Imperative. It is a book that could change the way you think about all kinds of things, […]
Getting Your MBA After Age 40 is A Waste of Time
Posted by Jeff Carter on October 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am, Comments: 0
A lot of people wonder about getting an MBA to improve their marketability. Is it worth the cost? Top MBA programs are very expensive. Is […]
We Require Math and History, Should Coding Be Required?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 20th, 2013 at 5:08 pm, Comments: 0
Saw this video and thought it was pretty cool that a high school would take a risk like this in its curriculum. I think it’s […]
Can We Revolutionize Education?
Posted by Jeff Carter on June 25th, 2013 at 5:14 am, Comments: 0
Before the BlackHawks game last evening, I was at an interesting meeting about revolutionizing education. There are several movements afoot to try and fix a […]
Where Are The StartUps?
Posted by Jeff Carter on June 10th, 2013 at 5:06 am, Comments: 0
Glenn Reynolds asks that question in his latest USA Today column. Professor Reynolds makes some good points, and uncovers some ideas that require more investigation. […]
Graduation: Preparation for Life
Posted by Jeff Carter on May 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm, Comments: 0
Just witnessed my daughter’s graduation. She survived four years at Davidson College. The college president spoke to the class. President Quillan talked about her own […]
Education’s Next Stage
Posted by Jeff Carter on May 16th, 2013 at 8:11 am, Comments: 0
This space will be light the next few days. My eldest daughter graduates from college this weekend. The family is headed down to be with her, […]
Chicago: Hotbed of Employment Innovation
Posted by Jeff Carter on May 8th, 2013 at 6:00 am, Comments: 0
One of the first things I thought of when we started Hyde Park Angels was not to mimic Silicon Valley. No other area can be […]
Legislating Against Education Innovation in Illinois
Posted by Jeff Carter on May 7th, 2013 at 9:22 am, Comments: 0
There is no doubt among rational minds that the nation has a broken educational system. People I speak with from both sides of the aisle […]
Posted by Jeff Carter on April 2nd, 2013 at 5:05 am, Comments: 0
What do you think? Should women actively go for an Mrs degree along with a real degree? Don’t go to law school. There has been […]
Are You Brilliant?
Posted by Jeff Carter on March 18th, 2013 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0
Brilliant- bril·liant [bril-yuhnt] Show IPA adjective 1. shining brightly; sparkling; glittering; lustrous: the brilliant lightsof the city. 2. distinguished; illustrious: a brilliant performance by a young pianist. 3. having or showing great intelligence, talent, quality, etc.: a brilliant technician. 4. strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright: brilliant blues and greens; the brilliant sound of the trumpets. 5. splendid or magnificent: a brilliant social event. Sometimes there are people or ideas or companies […]
The Low Capitalization Rate of Potential
Posted by Jeff Carter on February 26th, 2013 at 9:52 am, Comments: 0
Last evening I went to the kick off of KIPP:Chicago. It was a stimulating evening, highlighted by a speech from Malcolm Gladwell. Michael Feinberg talked […]
Jeffrey Carter is an angel investor and independent trader. He specializes in turning concepts into profits. He co-founded Hyde Park Angels one of the most active angel groups in the United States in April of 2007. He previously served on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Board of Directors. He has done market commentary for (More...)