Our Mission

To empower the next generation of innovators with a world-class foundation early and debt free.

Our Vision

Acknowledging that education is free and abundant, we focus on delivering what matters instead: a formative fellowship experience that cultivates soft and hard skills, invaluable networking, and mentorship.

Our goal is to set tens of thousands of young people up for success by helping them start earlier — debt free — with a world-class foundation that will propel them to success.

80% of the value of college is signaling.

― Bryan Caplan, The Case Against Education

Our Commitment

Humans aren't software and don't scale like it either. We are bootstrapped, deliberate, and focused holistically on all stakeholders.

To that end, we commit to investing any net operational surplus into an endowment that will serve as an additional funding source to continuously enrich our offering, maintain the highest standards of excellence, and expand access to underprivileged communities.

“Always deliver more than expected.”

― Larry Page

Our Core Belief

What matters at work and in entrepreneurship is creating value. We believe the best way to learn how to create value is practice in the real world.

Existing to serve the needs of our community first, we’re reimagining credentialing from first principles — toward not only what's possible, but necessary for our stakeholders.

“The best teachers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best peers are on the Internet.”

― Naval Ravikant

Your Team

Spyro Karidis, Founder and Mentor.
Spyro Karidis
Founder and Mentor

Spyro is a marketer and fullstack developer. He is currently Co-founder and CMO at Coordinate. Initially an immigration lawyer, Spyro broke into tech through a series of self-directed internships — learning to code and launching MVPs.

Ashok Raju, Mentor.
Ashok Raju

Ashok is a seasoned engineer who loves building systems and making music. He has years of experience founding startups and leading teams at Google, Dropbox and now at Flixed. He’s also the founder and host of the Flow State podcast. You can learn more about him here.

Rick Morrison, Advisor.
Rick Morrison

Rick is a serial entrepreneur and engineer. He is currently the Founder & CEO of Coordinate. Rick exited his first startup, Comprehend Systems, where he raised money from Sequoia, Lightspeed, and Y Combinator.

Our Pillars


Everyone is an owner, because ownership leads to proactive problem solving and action.

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

― Pablo Picasso


Work on what you want, how you want, when you want. The more it interests you, the further we'll all go.

“Reward and punishment is the lowest form of education.”

― Chuang Tzu


You don't need permission. Do your best work, and let the result speak for itself.

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.”

― Jonas Salk


Explore and iterate the best versions of yourself, and develop the skills to ultimately pave your own road.

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.”

― Jack London

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