• Students play JA Virtual Finance Park video game in school.

    AIDS in Zimbabwe, human rights, poverty. Solve the global education crisis, and a generation later you'll make progress on every other problem.

  • As the idea of online education become more mainstream, is there anything that will ultimately stop Google, Apple and Amazon from offering degrees?

  • Opinions are intense when it comes to online education companies—whether they will change the nature of education or destroy its very fabric.

  • 2U develops technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in an online learning environment.

  • Adaptive learning company that partners with publishers, content providers, and educational institutions to enable personalized education at mass scale.

  • Not-for-profit online education enterprise founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take.

  • Online higher education company founded by artificial intelligence professors and offering classes that anyone can take, anytime.

2014 CNBC Disruptor 50



  • In a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market and climate policy.

  • Boku, Kymeta, LiveU, Twilio, and WhatsApp: changing how we connect and upsetting traditional telecom business models.

  • Travel market disruptors are hooking us, and booking us, with lodging options once out of reach to anyone but the elite.