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eduFire Business Channel Offers Young Entrepreneurs & the Unemployed Live, Online Classes Taught by Expert VCs & Successful Executives

News Facts:

  • eduFire ( is launching the eduFire Business Channel, a platform for entrepreneurs and people in career transition to learn live, online from experts in their field.
  • The new business channel is aimed at two groups: 1. Entrepreneurs & aspiring entrepreneurs: Either those who are running a business or those who are looking to start their own company. eduFire would like to provide a sort of 'YCombinator for the masses' - letting people learn from VCs and successful entrepreneurs in an interactive environment. 2. People in career transition: Many of the classes on the eduFire Business Channel will focus on the skills needed to transition into a new career.
  • Entrepreneurship and career transition is at an all-time high during this uncertain economic climate. More and more people are considering working for themselves while others are looking to learn new skills to help them find work.
  • eduFire will let anyone looking to save money and time in managing their own professional development take online business classes covering the most relevant topics and skills.
  • The Business Channel will let users learn live from experts in the business space who have never before taught open classes.
  • Unlike traditional e-learning, which generally brings canned (and often obsolete) coursework, eduFire offers an interactive, virtual class with live instructors who can answer questions and adjust the curriculum to meet each students' needs.
  • The live class environment also offers new ways to learn from fellow classmates all over the world through live interaction with students that share the same interests, ambitions and professional development goals.
  • Teachers on the business channel will bring unique perspectives based on their real-life experiences. Rather than learning from a teacher who simply understands business theory, the eduFire Business Channel will bring entrepreneurs, who have been out in the field, and VCs, who are actively investing in entrepreneurship, together to help train a new breed of business leaders.
  • The eduFire Business Channel offers unparalleled conveniences, giving anyone the chance to learn anytime from anywhere. This is especially powerful for entrepreneurs who often don't have a chance to take traditional courses from a college or university.
  • eduFire offers unlimited learning via the SuperPass program. For $29 a month, less than a dollar a day, entrepreneurs and those looking to make a career transition can access unlimited Business Channel courses. And, there are even some free Business Channel classes that so you sample eduFire classes before you buy.
  • Check out the eduFire Business Channel today at For more information on the $29 a month, all-you-can-learn, SuperPass, go to For a short video demo of eduFire, check out:

Sampling of eduFire Business Channel Classes:

  • 10 Failures of a Startup
  • 10 Things You Need To Build a Great Company
  • How to Build a World-Class Team
  • How to Choose a Killer Business Model
  • How to Choose Your Business Idea
  • How to Create a Defensible Product
  • How to Raise Capital for Your Company
  • How to Rock Your Next Interview
  • Making a Career Out of Web Analytics
  • Startup Customer Development
  • The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Strategies for Managing Your Business and Your Life
  • Underground SEO Tips for Startups

Sampling of eduFire Business Channel Teachers:

  • Sundeep Ahuja, President, The Extraordinaries
  • Ben Casnocha, Founder, Comcate; Author, My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley
  • Susan Choe, CEO & Founder, OutSpark
  • Mark Dowds, CEO, Brainpark
  • Sean Ellis, Startup Marketing Consultant, 12in6
  • Rahim Fazal, CEO, Involver; Inc. Magazine "Top 30 Entrepreneur Under 30"
  • Saar Gur, Partner, Charles River Ventures
  • Brian Johnson, CEO,
  • Noah Kagan, CEO, Gambit
  • Avinash Kaushik, Co-Founder & Chief Education Officer, Market Motive; Author, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day
  • Maria Ly, Co-Founder, Skimble
  • Neil Patel, Co-Founder, Crazy Egg and KISSMetrics
  • Bert Sperling, CEO & Founder,
  • Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners
  • Niniane Wang, Founder,
  • Susan Wu, CEO & Co-Founder, Ohai

Background Facts:

  • Entrepreneurs account for 50 percent of the GDP and 50 percent of job creation in America (
  • America's Unemployment Rate is nearly at double digits (currently 9.7 percent), with some declining industries already over 20 percent.
  • Unemployment hasn't been this high since November of 1982, when there was a 10.8 percent unemployment rate.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven million American jobs have disappeared between December 2007 and August 2009. This is a five percent decrease in total number of jobs.


  • Attributable to Jon Bischke, CEO & Founder, eduFire: "As an entrepreneur, I have a great desire to help build strength in the community. The eduFire Business Channel is a way for knowledgeable VCs and executives to bring their hands-on experiences to anyone, anywhere in the world. There is no better way to learn than in live classes with people actually out there creating successful companies."
  • Attributable to Tim Bajarin, President & Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies: "A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education shows that students benefit from having control over their interactions with various online media. In today's market environment, it is critical that the workforce stay smart and up-to-date to stay hirable. Technology needs to be brought to bear to allow for flexible, real-time learning."
  • Attributable to Brad Kleinman, Teacher, eduFire ( "eduFire's worldwide community of learners are quite excited about education and eager to learn. I teach on other platforms, but eduFire's teaching platform offers an incredibly powerful advantage for teachers like myself. Plus, eduFire's streamlined payment and registration system make it so I can spend more time focusing on producing and delivering high quality content."

About eduFire:
eduFire ( is an online destination that offers live, interactive video classes. For anyone looking to advance their knowledge who doesn't believe education should end after graduation, eduFire combines the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the interaction of the real-world classroom to go beyond the inconvenient, rigid, costly and often ineffective boundaries of traditional education. eduFire also gives teachers an open marketplace where they can finally get the pay and respect they deserve, on their terms. As education moves online, eduFire is committed to bringing low-cost, convenient, high quality classes to the community. Founded in 2007 and backed by Battery Ventures, eduFire is headquartered in San Francisco.


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