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Whitney Wolfe Believes in Her App

Since starting Bumble, Whitney Wolfe knows things continue getting better in the app dating world. She also knows there are things she can do that make dating easier. She always came up with good ideas for the industry and for people in the industry and that’s what allowed her the chance to make Bumble.

Whitney Wolfe started the app because she grew tired of dealing with men in the other apps. She knew they weren’t the best apps in the world and she also knew men always had the upper hand. She wasn’t successful with the apps and knew she had to do something if she wanted to make things easier for other women. She also wanted to show them they didn’t have to rely on men to make things better for themselves. They could find men using their own methods and that made things much easier for women in the dating world. Learn more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.

Women saw Bumble as a chance to make sure they were doing things the right way. Whitney Wolfe knew this would happen and also knew the app would change the way people looked at the dating world. It made sense for everyone using the app to let women take the lead. Since they had to be the ones initiating contact, they could stay in control of the situation. No other app gave women that kind of control and that was important to Whitney Wolfe since she knew what she could do.

Success continues happening for Bumble. Whitney Wolfe knew this when she started. She wanted the app to see a lot of success and that’s what happened. Since she pushed to make it more successful, she knew things would keep getting better and things would change to adjust to the way she wanted everything to work. Wolfe always wanted to make an impact. By creating Bumble, she did that for others. She also made sure the impact was important to people and gave others a chance to do things the right way no matter what issues they had or what they were doing to come up with ideas for those issues.

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Class Dojo Creates a Culture of Community in Classroom

Technology for the classroom is abundant in today’s marketplace. Educational technology, ed tech, runs the gambit from gamifying subject matter to classroom management. What works? And what doesn’t? Ed tech has been on the rise in recent years. A 1.4 billion dollar gain in 2017 means that the field has finally broke the 2016 four year low it hit. How do ed tech start ups become profitable? Many need funding and other resources to start.

Certain start ups had a great fiscal year. The adaptive learning software, NearPod, had 21 million dollar funding in March. This funding helped to develop 300 lessons that were uploaded to Class Dojo has worked tirelessly to support educators. From their humble beginnings, they have evolved into a social media like platform that allows for the sharing of classroom moments, constant communication, as well as, supplementary resources to help educators. Their recent work with Stanford University helped to develop classroom videos and supplementary materials that taught students about growth mindset.

What makes such vastly different ed tech products work? They have to be teacher friendly and approved. Teachers have enough on their plates, so when they look at new software, they want something to enhance their life and ease the workload. Class Dojo helps them to communication with parents outside the sporadic parent teacher conference. That type of software solves a problem. It helps to create a culture of communication among parents and teachers. Parents feel a sense of empowerment in their child’s education.

Ed tech products need to be tested out and proven effective for classroom use. ClassDojo is an app that has been used effectively in 2 out of 3 schools across the nation. From public to private schools, the app has been used by teachers to make their lives easier. Also, they have features to make teacher’s lives less cluttered with paperwork. The widely used app has shown it has the stuff to be effective.

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