PRESS RELEASE: ilumii.com Supports Global Entrepreneurship Week With $10,000 Online Business Giveaway
2010-Nov-15 Toronto, Ontario - Clickbox Software, creators of the ilumii.com Social Learning Community & Marketplace, announced today an exciting contest that will give aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to win everything they need to start their very own virtual school or training academy online. The contest is part of the initiatives to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week--a global movement meant to inspire, connect, mentor, and engage young entrepreneurs around the world.
The grand prize package includes all the tools needed for an entrepreneur to launch and manage a fully-operational online school on ilumii.com. ilumii's Virtual Academies, a new addition to the ilumii.com platform, allow entrepreneurs to deliver live, instructor-led educational courses online, receive payments for educational services, manage multiple instructors, and market their online schools across the globe. The grand prize, valued at close to $10,000, also includes training, advice, and the opportunity to be featured in advertising campaigns.
Daniel Del Mastro, CEO of Clickbox Software, said, "Our goal is to kick-start young entrepreneurs that are interested in education, and in sharing their knowledge with the world using technology. We know that there are many young, creative entrepreneurs out there wanting to start an education-based business, and through this contest, we can help them fast-track their business set-up and quickly get them sharing their knowledge, generating revenue, and creating jobs."
To enter the contest, entrepreneurs must follow @ilumii on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ilumii) and tell us in 140 characters: "What would you teach the world if you won an ilumii online school?" Clickbox Software will select the top ten most compelling and innovative entries, in conjunction with votes collected by Twitter users, and one grand-prize winner will be chosen from this group.
In addition to the grand prize, Clickbox Software is also giving away runner-up prizes, including books on entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki and Seth Godin, and free upgraded instructor memberships on the ilumii.com platform.
Contest details can be found at www.clickbox.ca/teachtheworld
About ilumii.com and Clickbox Software, Inc.
ilumii.com is the flagship product from Clickbox Software, Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based start-up focused on creating social collaboration software that allows people to to create and connect in fun and innovative ways. ilumii.com is powered by the concept of "Knowledge on Demand" - the idea that anyone around the world can find live, instructor-led classes on any topic imaginable through a single web destination. You can sign up to join the community today at www.ilumii.com.
About Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week, hosted in Canada by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), runs between November 15-21, 2010, providing events and activities that connect millions of people, including young adults, students, entrepreneurial experts, policy-makers, educators, and politicians with a goal of unleashing ideas, exposing young people to entrepreneurship and becoming agents of change in their communities, cities, and countries.
PRESS RELEASE: Introducing ilumii.com - Changing the Face of Education
2010-Oct-14 Toronto, Ontario - Clickbox Software has unveiled the full commercial release of ilumii.com, the world's most complete Social Learning Community & Marketplace.
ilumii.com allows individuals to take their knowledge and skills and teach them to people around the globe by offering live, online classes — for fun and for profit — and by connecting those who want to learn with those who want to teach.
Clickbox Software CEO, Daniel Del Mastro, says, "ilumii.com is a revolutionary concept because it completely reshapes who can deliver educational services, the earnings potential of teaching, and the breadth of topics a person can teach or learn online. ilumii.com is ushering in an era of collaborative learning that will forever change the face of education."
ilumii.com gives individuals everything they need to make live, online teaching fun and simple: it lets users offer courses on any subject — ranging from academic tutoring, to language lessons, to hobbies and skills, to whatever else they can imagine. It allows instructors to easily schedule lessons, manage course enrollment, and securely accept payments from learners around the world. And, of course, it provides both learners and instructors with a state-of-the-art Live Learning Space with video and audio, an interactive whiteboard, presentation and file sharing, and other features that replicate the feeling of being in a real-world classroom like never before.
Clickbox Software's Chief Digital Officer, Raquel Torres, says, "In a time when unemployment has affected millions of people, ilumii.com gives anyone with the ability to teach a channel to transform his or her intellectual capital into a new way to earn a living. Our goal with ilumii.com is to create a space where people can leverage technology to exchange knowledge and skills, and to be able to monetize their services."
ilumii.com is powered by the concept of "Knowledge on Demand" - the idea that anyone around the world can find live, instructor-led classes on any topic imaginable through a single web destination. Users can sign-up for free at ilumii.com to be a part of the world's best knowledge marketplace.
ilumii.com is the flagship product from Clickbox Software, Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based start-up focused on creating social collaboration software that allows people to to create and connect in fun and innovative ways.