Make School

The college replacement for founders and developers

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING $2M - $5M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Education, YC Winter 2012

What do we do?

We're building a 2 year college alternative where students learn CS theory, product development, entrepreneurship and career skills. We have a deferred tuition model where students have no upfront costs and pay tuition as a percent of earnings.

Our supplementary product is a 2 month Summer Academy where high school and college students learn to build an iPhone app. We've scaled the Summer Academy to 210 students across 3 cities and are expanding internationally this year.

Why join us?

1) We're tackling the biggest challenges facing higher education 2) You get to direct and incredible impact of changing student's lives 3) You'll help build the template for the future of CS education 4) Make School is a family :)

Technical challenges

Building curriculum and helping design the ideal computer science higher education

Our press coverage

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-01/this-college-dropout-thinks-he-can-teach-you-how-to-get-a-silicon-valley-job
http://www.fastcompany.com/3043275/my-creative-life/how-one-high-school-grad-studied-computer-science-debt-free-and-nabbed-a-90
http://sdtimes.com/make-school-teaching-the-next-generation-of-silicon-valley-coders/

Our tech stack

  • iOS
  • Ruby on Rails

Our investors

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Y Combinator
  • SV Angel
  • Tim Draper
  • Kapor Capital
  • 500 Startups
  • Alexis Ohanian
  • Initialized Capital
  • Start Fund