Let me shortly introduce myself: my name is Jan Willem Pennekamp, 32 yrs old and born & raised in The Netherlands. I’m currently living happily with my small family (wife and son). I still got a fulltime job, but since early 2017 more and more interested in the crypto- & blockchain space! I see so many great possibilities, especially since my wife is from Venezuela and i really face the worldwide problems every now and then.
This had me thinking and brought me to writing a businessplan named Skoowls. I already had it checked by Zach Soileau, the product marketing manager at Emurgo. They were satisfied and see opportunities, but since i’m still on my own with this and i’m in the early stages of development, they paused further continuation on my plan. Emurgo now primarily concentrates on big enterprises joining the Cardano blockchain and after Shelley goes live, they are going to focus on start-ups and businessplans like mines.
Down below i put the intro of my businessplan to get you warmed up. If you are really interested in joining me and developing this idea onto the real world, then ofcourse i can sent you the businessplan. I would love to see your reactions and discuss things further.
Thanks for your time!
With kind regards,
Jan Willem Pennekamp
In the past decade, the global amount of student debts rose significantly. Coming to a point now, asking for solutions. Also, less and less teachers are available, which causes cancelled lessons at the regular schools and universities.
Skoowls thinks it can provide a platform and a solution for this worldwide problem.
The idea Skoowls has, is to create a decentralized platform, where people meet from all over the world, 24/7 the whole year long. The platform holds interaction between the educators (professors, teachers, trainers) and participants (students as well other people in general who are interested for more education).
Skoowls provides cross border knowledge and education, based on the blockchaintechnology so there won’t be interference by any third entity (censorship resistant). Working with blockchaintechnology also means, that all the data and information will be securely stored. This, ofcourse, is something very usefull and convenient for especially educators and the participants.
At third, making use of blockchain, also means people from all over the world can pay each other fast and easily with, for example, ADA.
Skoowls will deliver on demand education, (private) courses and training. Skoowls will be like the Uber and AirBNB in the education and learning space. When ever, where ever, personal delivering without the need of middlemen.
Skoowls willl provide lots of opportunities for both professors, teachers and trainers(educators) as for companies, staff and students(participants) across the globe.
Anyone can participate, whether you are from Ethiopia, Malaysia, Japan, The Netherlands, Venezuela or the United States.
This gives big chances for jobless and non-educated people in emerging markets. In addition, people who just have big problems with connecting to the job markets can learn quick and efficiently on our platform.
In the (near) future, Skoowls aims for strategic partnerships with schools and universities around the globe, so people can eventually get an official and valid degree or certificate, after they followed education at Skoowls.
*The name ‘Skoowls’ stands for a combination of the words ‘skool’ (cooler word for the formal school) and ‘owls’. The owl being symbol for wisdom adds nicely up to what Skoowls stands for; worldwide knowlegde and education, for everyone. *
Slightly different, yet clearly, skoowls should be pronounced as the formal word ‘schools’.
With Skoowls comes the slogan "Education at every doorstep”.