E475: Max Ventilla’s AltSchool, a marriage of mission & startup tech savvy, is reimagining & revitalizing education

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In 2013, entrepreneur Max Ventilla decided to design a new school that would provide the kind of education he wanted for his own kids: a school that would not follow the usual “one size fits all” model but one that prioritized individualized study, infused with technology, to empower teachers and maximize the potential of each child. In just one year, the demand for such high quality learning has catapulted AltSchool’s expansion from one to ten classrooms, and from early childhood to middle-school grades. This week Jason sits down with CEO and Founder Max Ventilla to talk about the state of education, the advantages of becoming a “B Corp” (benefit corporation), and lessons learned from this marriage of mission and startup tech savvy.

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