Dealflow | October 17, 2017

Qualified and Upswing win Village Capital education challenge

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The startup competition focused on addressing skills and hiring gaps in the U.S. Qualified, based in San Francisco, has an online tool companies can use to evaluate job candidates’ technical proficiency.

Upswing, based in Austin, Texas, helps higher-education institutions retain students and improve support services, particularly for “non-traditional” students.

Twelve startups participated in Village Capital’s education challenge this year, and the peer-selected winners each receive a $75,000 investment.