Enspiral Academy focuses on education for emerging industries. Our main product is an intensive 18 week course to train web developers.
Esther Van de Poll
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Latest Quarterly Update
None yet, stay tuned for July 2016
Founding Date & Brief History
Rohan and JV were running a tech recruiting business in 2013 and saw first hand the shortage of tech talent in Wellington. JV knew the founder of Dev Bootcamp from working together on Bettermeans who agreed to license the curriculum and business model. We opened enrollments in December 2013, raised 100k of debt and ran the first cohort in May 2014.
Limited Liability Company with Rohan and JV as the sole shareholders with a commitment to transfer to a collective ownership structure in a capped returns model once the company membership is strong enough. Current aim is for 2017.
Our primary customers are people switching careers, though we have had a few school leavers go through the course. Students pay tuition and some employers make a small contribution when they hire a graduate. We don't receive any government funding or subsidies though are exploring opportunities to make that possible.
Social Impact Strategy / Theory of Change
Tech as the biggest exporter of NZ
Increase the size and quality of our talent pool
Continuous professional development
Population Parity in tech
Help more women become programmers
Help more Maori become programmers
Regional economic development in NZ
More high paying jobs outside of our main cities
Transforming NZs education sector
Cost effective and relevant tertiary education
Better tech education in schools
Treat people like people and train the whole human
Education that is integrated with the wider industry/community
Enspiral Foundation Contribution
$500 / month though our target is 2% of revenue once we get on our feet financially.
$1000 bootcamps for Enspiral Members.