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2014-09-30 08:28:56

First School of Dragons Companion Game Is Learning-Based Match-3 Style Game That Provides Endless Fun for Kids & Adults Alike TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of its new mobile game School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure, the second game to be launched as part of the School of Dragons brand. School of Dragons is JumpStart's wildly successful multiplayer game based on DreamWorks...

2014-09-04 23:11:35

‘The Ten Things New Managers Must Get Right From The Start’ aims to tackle the weak andineffective training of new managers. Succinct and constructed to be read in a single weekend, Greg Alston’s powerful new guide will jumpstart a career in management and leadership. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Greg Alston has some unexpected yet bold advice for America, “Our biggest problem and threat is not stupid tax policy or greedy rich people. It is plainly and...

2014-09-03 12:28:19

New JumpStart Learning Cloud to Serve as Base for JumpStart's Growing Network of Multi-Platform Games TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. to transition its web and mobile content to the Microsoft Azure scalable cloud platform. The shift signifies the launch of the JumpStart Learning Cloud(TM), the company's platform which utilizes Azure as a base for its...

2014-09-02 12:24:42

New Multi-Platform Games - NFL RUSH GameDay Heroes and NFL RUSH Heroes & Rivals - Aim to Redefine Family Game Night TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Football League (NFL) and JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced a strategic relationship in which the companies will build and release a series of NFL-themed digital offerings for kids. Under the new deal, JumpStart will manage NFL RUSH ZONE, the league's online gaming world...

2014-07-31 23:19:37

Jumpstart Foundry will hold 2014 Investor Day on August 21st, 2014 Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Jumpstart Foundry (“JSF”) will hold its 2014 Investor Day on August 21st at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The free event will start at 2PM and will showcase the startup companies who have completed the 14-week accelerator. Each summer, JSF chooses the best companies from hundreds of applicants. These teams go through a rigorous program to refine their business models and acquire...

2014-07-24 23:09:10

Outsourced financial services firm adds low-priced, fixed cost offering to their suite of financial services to help support very early-stage startups nationwide. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an outsourced financial services firm that provides accounting, CFO, strategic finance, tax, and valuation services and support to small to mid-sized companies nationwide, has just announced the launch of their new JumpStart program. JumpStart was...

2014-07-18 12:23:45

Organizations Celebrate Early Success of National "Canadian Tire Jumpstart Get in the Game!" Pilot Program TORONTO, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Since July 2013, 4,457 children from priority neighbourhoods across Canada have been given a sporting chance thanks to "Canadian Tire Jumpstart Get in the Game!" - a pilot program launched by Jumpstart Charities and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) that aims to remove the financial barriers keeping many kids from participating in organized...

2014-03-18 08:28:58

TORRANCE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JumpStart® is proud to announce the School of Dragons® game has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play(TM) and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets. The app adds to the game's existing, robust platform portfolio which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/LA36797LOGO The School of Dragons game brings DreamWorks Animation's How to...

2014-02-28 08:23:11

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities today announced the second year of their commitment to the Parasport Jumpstart Fund, an initiative which helps kids with disabilities from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and recreational programs. Investment in the 2014 Parasport Jumpstart Fund will increase from $100,000 to $150,000 to help even more kids living with disabilities get in the...

2014-02-12 23:02:02

Trusted Publishers for Parents and Kids Team Up to Develop Tool for Kindergarten Preparation Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 It’s kindergarten registration time -- an important time for parents of preschoolers, as they are faced with determining whether their child is ready for this big step. Now parents can get the help they need with that decision with the new Kindergarten Readiness app for iPad® and iPhone®. Developed by the parenting experts at FamilyEducation and...


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