Liz Gannes

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Edtech Startups at Imagine K12 Now Get $100,000 Each

Imagine K12, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup accelerator that focuses on education technology, is adopting a precedent from Y Combinator (with which it shares some partners, advisers and backers) to give participating startups $80,000 in convertible debt (in addition to about $20,000 in investment) so they can better build and test their ideas. The program offers rolling admissions.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus