Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Today, Course Hero, Inc., a leading provider of online learning tools, announced that it is partnering with SV Angel, a premier Angel fund based in Silicon Valley, to sponsor a business plan competition and $5000 grand prize for top students who complete Course Hero’s Entrepreneurship learning Path.
At the launch of its Courses in April 2012, Course Hero committed to providing “real world rewards” for students who complete five or more courses in any of its three learning Paths. For those who complete the Entrepreneurship Path, Course Hero is offering the opportunity to enter a business plan competition sponsored by Course Hero and SV Angel. Submissions will be narrowed down to three finalists, and Course Hero will select a winner to pitch their company to SV Angel. The winner will also receive $5,000 from Course Hero to turn their business plan into a reality.
“We believe in offering real incentives for students to take our courses,” said Course Hero CEO, Andrew Grauer. “A degree or a certificate is a signal of completion, but we wanted to give our students an opportunity to take their knowledge a step further. Together with SV Angel, we’re giving our Entrepreneurship students the chance to apply the skills they’ve learned in a real world context and demonstrate that they have fully mastered that material.”
“While many skills can be learned in the classroom, Entrepreneurship requires first-hand experience,” said David Lee of SV Angel. “With Courses, Course Hero is not only giving interested learners the opportunity to study principles of entrepreneurship, but also incentivizing them to become entrepreneurs themselves. We’re proud to work with Course Hero to encourage budding entrepreneurs to pursue their business ideas.”
All students who complete the Entrepreneurship Path are eligible to enter the business plan competition. Business plans must be submitted through Course Hero by 11:59 pm PST on June 30, 2012 to be considered.
For more information on Course Hero's Entrepreneurship Path business plan competition or to enroll in Course Hero Entrepreneurship courses, visit http://www.coursehero.com/courses/path/1/Entrepreneurship/.
About Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. For more information, visit us at http://www.coursehero.com.
About SV Angel
SV Angel is an angel fund based in Silicon Valley. As a team we provide a strong network, mentorship, and strategic advice around business development, fund raising, M&A and other inflection points.