Some fast facts:
Our faculty is full of CEOs, founders, and early employees who learnt their craft through decades of field work.
It’s our job to convince them they should teach, and help them become really fantastic teachers.
Usually, we learn about a topic our students need, and then try to find the best person on the planet to teach that topic.
For example, Kevin Starr (left)(above) has been working in his field for 20+ years. Apparently he had a 'perfectly good career in medicine' when he stumbled into philanthropy in 1994.
Lots of people ask about our gear, and we'll answer in depth on the blog one day when we can.
The pic to the leftabove looks complicated, but that's just because it's everything we use laid out at once.
Everything fits into a couple of backpacks as we travel a lot.
One day we'd like to afford some super fancy gear. 😂
We ran our main accelerator in 2014 with 25 students and 40 teachers + mentors in Donkey Wheel house.
Since, we’ve worked with researchers, universities, funds and accelerators to figure out different ways to do education.
In early 2016 we decided to go online-first, so we can reach the whole world by default, when we partnered up with the Telstra Foundation.
Our teaching approach was originally inspired by Will’s grandfather, refined through countless classes, workshops, intensives, seminars, mentoring programs and wine-drenched heart-to-hearts.
Massive love, in no particular order, to that original teachers, mentors and friends who made our first accelerator happen.
These world-class humans, and we’re truly honoured to have their support right at the start. <3
We’d also like to pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging of the Wurundjeri people and Kulin Nation and extend that respect to all Aboriginal people.