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Zizzle: Learning Chinese Just Got Easier

Zizzle: Learning Chinese Just Got Easier

Anyone who has tried to learn Chinese formally, or has simply looked over written Chinese characters can recognize the complexity and difficulty that comes with learning to read and write Chinese. Zizzle is a Germany-based company which has set out to make this process a little easier, creating an app that utilizes storytelling and pictorial devices to create a better way for Chinese learners to read and write Chinese characters.

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Tracking The Progress of RoviTracker

Tracking The Progress of RoviTracker

Too many people get into “sexy” startups for the attention. They think that a landing page or pitch deck with phrases like “big data,” “internet of things” (IoT), or “the Uber of (blank)” will be what gets them funding and success. They forget that the fundamental point of building a business is to help people and to solve a problem. They forget that what governs a startup’s success is how well it can identify and remedy a pain point — not something as arbitrary as how quickly it reaches the unicorn mark.

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Founder’s Blog: Boomstartup 2016 Roundup

Founder’s Blog: Boomstartup 2016 Roundup

27 July 2016 | By: Nick Jones

Boomstartup is over! Memories of Demo Day are almost two weeks old. (Good thing I JRNL’d it.) I can’t remember the last time I was involved with something that seemed to last so long and equally went by so quickly (maybe high school?). Demo Day was the culmination of 12 weeks of hard work, intense scrutiny and mentorship and the camaraderie that developed over 12 weeks with some of the best people you’d ever want to meet. As I look back on my time at Boomstartup, I am reminded how I was so unsure of taking the leap of faith. I was told that I would make friendships in a competitive environment. I was told I would meet great mentors and potential investors. I was told I would be glad, no… happy, that I came to Boomstartup. As I write this post nearly two weeks after the dust has settled, I can say that the promises made to me by Sumner Douglas and the Boomstartup program were kept.

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Meet the 2016 BoomStartup Cohort

We’re excited to introduce the companies selected for our Spring 2016 cohort! Keep an eye on these startups during the next 12 weeks as they create explosive growth and traction for their businesses.


Cleverywhere

Members: CEO Clancy Marshall, Phil Giarrusso, Kendall Davis

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Cleverywhere’s educational games are engaging experiences for students, building confidence through immersive activities that spark students’ creativity while building critical skills required to master the subject matter.

Core
Core Learning Exchange
Members: CEO Jeffrey Katzman, co-founder Paul Devlin, CMO Paul Allen, CTO Chris Sawwa, COO Robert Boyer

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

A well-funded reform movement in K-12 education has led to a mandate for personalized learning. Core Learning Exchange has developed a mastery-based platform that makes it easy for teachers to individualize instruction for each student. We give teachers the tools they need to find, share and create lessons on any device.

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Company Spotlight: Core Learning Exchange

Seeking to rid education of factory style learning methods, Core Learning Exchange (Core-LX) has stayed true to its mission to deliver a competency-based, personalized learning experience for every student through it’s Mastery Learning Platform.

The Boulder-based startup’s platform has been implemented across three states for this school year. In addition, they have partnered with Vant4ge to reform education in the California Prison System.

In June, Core-LX was selected as an Emerging Private Sector Partner by State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).

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Alabama independent adding online ordering using ShopHero

Super Foods, an independent operator in southwest Alabama, has selected ShopHero to power its online grocery program, which is scheduled to begin in mid-August, according to the e-commerce provider.

ShopHero, Provo, Utah, works with approximately 20 independent operators in 13 states.

Super Foods, Luverne, Ala., operates three stores — a conventional store in Greenville, Ala., and cost-plus stores in Luverne and Evergreen, Ala. The online program will be available at all locations.

According to Lillian Wilson, the retailer’s HR director, “Our customers have been asking for online ordering, and we’re pleased to be able to give it to them.”

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ShopHero Launches Two New Retailer E-commerce Sites

Skinner Grocery & Market and Stewart’s Marketplace both launched new online shopping websites provided by ShopHero, an e-commerce service provider based in Provo, Utah.

Skinner’s allows customers to shop the entire inventory of the store, including its famous fresh meats, for delivery the same day. The new site integrates with the store’s existing website, allowing Skinner’s to leverage its existing relationships and investments.

“We looked at other e-commerce providers and were concerned with the co-branding model,” said Brant Brantley, owner of the Longview, Texas store. “We wanted our customers, their shopping habits and all of that data to remain on our site.”

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