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E1119: Wonderschool CEO Chris Bennett is creating a marketplace for early education & microschools

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Published on Oct 02, 2020
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Show notes:
1:09 Jason intros Wonderschool CEO Chris Bennett
3:39 What is Wonderschool? Why did Chris start it?
7:44 Difference between homeschooling & microschooling?
10:16 Dell for Entrepreneurs - Members of Dell for Entrepreneurs get an exclusive 10% off when you Visit https://launch.co/dell or email [email protected] and mention This Week in Startups
12:37 How many microschools existed pre-COVID, how fast have pods risen since the pandemic started? Why does the topic of microschools strike a nerve with so many people?
18:03 Understanding the economics of education - childcare, administration & more
22:22 Klaviyo - Get started with a free trial at https://www.klaviyo.com/twist
24:07 How do public school administrators view microschools? Should microschools receive public funding, and how would that work?
28:56 Piloting microschools in local school districts, iterating in education
34:21 LinkedIn Jobs - Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/twist
36:03 Allowing teachers access to entrepreneurship like Airbnb did for home owners, doubling childcare providers salaries, increasing transparency for parents
42:12 Benefits of Montessori education, how vetting & ratings work on Wonderschool's platform
45:41 How does Wonderschool make money? Expanding into microschools

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