Jeremy Rossmann is the cofounder of Make School. Make School is a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don’t pay until they have a job after graduation. They were part of YC’s Winter 2012 batch.
You can find MakeSchool on Twitter @MakeSchool.
The YC Podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.
Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.
Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/
00:05 – What is Make School?
00:45 – How is their intensive track different than a traditional college course load?
1:55 – How are their students differentiated from students educated in a traditional CS program?
2:45 – Interacting with the parents of Make School students
7:45 – William Triska asks – What are some ways to encourage greater independence and autodidactic behavior in students pursuing technical skills and knowledge?
9:35 – The autodidact myth
15:30 – Two stakeholders making purchasing decisions: potential students and parents
19:40 – The education landscape 20 years from now
23:30 – Education stacking
24:35 – Vikram Malhotra asks – When are we going to do away with degrees?
32:15 – Evan Ward asks – Should liberal arts colleges consider adopting ISA’s?
34:50 – Are there instances of predatory ISAs?
37:00 – Make School students who want to be entrepreneurs
40:00 – Advice for people in YC