Why we should all care
Continuous reskilling is a massive challenge. In a world where an est. 85% of jobs that today's college students will have in 2030 haven't yet been invented, front-loading education to people's first 20-25 years of life under the assumption of a linear career no longer works. Current alternatives are either too slow to adapt (e.g. universities) or ineffective (e.g. traditional online courses or self-directed learning). That has massive repercussions for economic productivity as well as individual agency and wellbeing, at a time where engagement levels at work are at a historic low.
What a better future looks like
Lifelong learning needs to become simultaneously more engaging, accessible and effective. What we believe will get us there:
- Making online education more social: most online education 1.0 providers delivered single-player learning (e.g. Coursera, EdX, Udemy). These platforms created unprecedented accessibility for learners, yet aren't always effective (think: MooC's 3-10% completion rates). Learning with like-minded peers (= what we call learning communities) can vastly improve outcomes. It provides accountability, opportunities for continuous practice and feedback, network expansion (key in a career transition), and makes the process much more fun. Peer-led learning also opens the path for the strengthening of peer-to-peer credentials, which under the rapid unbundling for work from employment could disrupt the traditional reliance on institutional degrees (which incentivizes institutions to maintain scarcity)
- 100x more learning communities, by involving experienced operators: so far there are too few learning communities out there. That's a problem because individual cohorts can't scale indefinitely and not every learner has the same time objective, budget, time availability, starting point and/or timezone. If those that have learnt valuable skills (= "experienced operators") could give back to 1000s learners around them, the story would be different.
This is what we are building at Coleap - a platform to enable 1,000s of quality learning communities to emerge. We aim to enable step-changes to 100 million learners by 2030.
We're just a few months in and raised a pre-Seed round from one of Europe's top VCs. If you're ambitious and excited about our vision, we'd love to hear from you.
Join our team
We are a remote-first team based all over the world ambitious about changing people's relationships with lifelong learning and their careers.
Who are we looking for
🎯 You care deeply about improving lifelong learning
🛫 You think big and have the drive to build a global game-changing company
😍 You are passionate about creating incredible user experiences
🚀 You're results-driven and exhibit ownership in your work
🏗️ You are an entrepreneur at heart and love to build stuff
What is waiting for you
👩🏻🚀 Join one of Europe's most ambitious early-stage startups
🙌🏼 Solve a pressing problem and have a tangible impact on people's lives
👩🏻💻 Be a part of an international and diverse team
📚 As a lifelong learning company we invest significantly in our team's growth
🌎 Work from anywhere in Europe - we are remote first