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Upswing CEO Says Twitter’s Apprenticeship Program Underscores Demand for Diverse College Graduates

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EdTech startup, Upswing CEO Melvin Hines says Twitter took a significant step forward in underscoring the demand for non-traditional students by launching the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program. According to Twitter, “Through this program, we hope to grow our technical workforce of next-generation leaders from non-traditional backgrounds and those underrepresented in tech.” Hines, the co-founder of… Read more »

Upswing Partners with Claflin University to Connect Online Students with College Support Resources

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Upswing, an education technology startup, is partnering with Claflin University, a historically black college and university (HBCU) and Upswing’s 11th HBCU partner, to connect the university’s online students with campus support resources. In its role as Claflin University’s education partner, Upswing will create a customized student engagement platform around the Claflin students’ lifestyle by expanding… Read more »

Upswing Raises $2 Million in Funding to Support Online and Non-Traditional College Students

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Upswing, an education technology startup, today announces it raised $2 million in its latest round of funding from education partners Impact America Fund, Rethink Education, Lumina Foundation, and Strada. Upswing is leading the charge to improve college student success using technology to provide academic support and accessibility for students of all types. The company’s specific… Read more »

Upswing Names Christine Wyatt as Chief Revenue Officer

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Upswing, an education technology startup, today announces that Christine Wyatt has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Wyatt will lead Upswing’s sales, marketing, business development, and account management teams to drive new revenue streams and identify new growth opportunities for Upswing’s student success solutions. With more than 24 years of leadership in higher education,… Read more »

Upswing’s CEO Helping Thousands of Students Overcome Obstacles to College Graduation

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WATCH: Ed software firm Upswing helps more than 75 colleges and universities boost students’ success Upswing’s CEO, Melvin Hines, Jr., works tirelessly to make learning accessible, flexible and tailored to students and relevant to the way they live and work. Hines’ education startup, Upswing, that he co-founded with Alex Pritchett and Chris Webb uses technology… Read more »