FounderSchool

FounderSchool.

The first NonProfit Organization to teach high school students how to create For Profit Startups... Coming soon.
parallelEducations
Imagine a world where education runs parallel to basic skills necessary to survive in the working world... We're living in it.

Let’s face it, high school is tough. You try to maintain your grades so you can keep up with the competition. You are juggling a lot of extracurricular activities because you believe involving yourself in the school’s clubs will increase your chances of getting into a prestigious university. While trying to accomplish all of these things, you neglect one important quality - innovation.

“Today knowledge is ubiquitous, constantly changing, growing exponentially… Today knowledge is free. It’s like air, it’s like water. It’s become a commodity… There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”
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whydoes it even matter?
As we progress into the 21st century, a driving force is leading to better lifestyles, allowing huge improvements in medicine, and solving everyday problems; that force is innovation.
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Innovation starts at a young age, with kids lighting the world with their imagination. But their ability to innovate degrades as they are taught to think inside the box and focus their attention on standardized tests and monotonous school work. This gradually decays the ability to bring new ideas to the table: to improve health care, to disrupt the “green” industry, and to essentially better everyday life.
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination”
- Henry David Thoreau

Students are not learning the skills that they will need to face a rapidly changing, global workplace - because classrooms haven’t changed much in a century.

Surveyed by Global Strategy Group
howdo we change this?
We empower students to innovate, create, build, engineer, make, do.
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We target innovation to harness students’ capabilities and allow them to think creatively and bring their ideas to life. We aim to bridge the gap between the parallel realities of the work place and high school teachings by providing a bleeding edge skillset geared towards innovation and creativity.

Very simply: We are building a platform to open source education. Khan Academy meets Codecademy, Udacity meets CodeSchool - we aim to build a platform where any subject can be learned - with a twist. As you progress through our highly interactive (and addicting) coursework - the platform will learn with you. It has the ability to make recommendations and predictions - and will help guide you along your path to skillset diversity. You may not know exactly what you're looking to learn - you may just be curious. That's okay - our platform will be able to make recommendations based on what you like, what interests you, and what you're good at.



Yeah. It is pretty cool, isn't it?

90 percent of teachers and guidance counselors said their students were interested in becoming entrepreneurs, but 75 percent of the students didn’t know where to start.

Surveyed by NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation
teamThe few, the proud.
“The more people we have on our team, the less room there is in the elevator and the more complicated everything gets.”
- David Karp, Founder @ Tumblr
Yosyp Schvab
co-founder, cio
Shayan Mohanty
co-founder, ceo
Melissa Thompson
cfo
Puneet Patel
Director of Communications
dheeraj putlur
deputy director of communications
Avish Jain
Director of Operations
chris sheahan
Lead Developer
James Sweetman
Node Ninja
Tigran Farmanyan
Chief Rubyist
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We'll keep you up to date about our progress - and you'll get early access to our open learning platform when it's ready!
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