Andela needed to create a learning program that distributed world-class software development skills to an entire continent of aspiring engineers. But it wasn’t the technical skills that posed the greatest challenge, it was the team skills.
Having built half a dozen bootcamps and learning programs for mastering technical and communication skills, we created a 30-day soft skills onboarding and enculturation program, as well as individual coaching and training that helped hundreds of engineers cross cultures, continents, and time zones to effectively deliver as remote, fully-integrated team members.
With fully-customized programs, and a one-of-a-kind curriculum designed specifically for Andela’s needs, there was just one thing more they needed: coaching to develop the courage and confidence to own their own learning, development, and performance.
Now Andela’s own network of engineers can onboard and coach each other. Their team is free to scale remotely across 8 countries without sacrificing quality, outcompeting engineering talent providers around the world.
“At Andela, we all had to grow, every single day. The folks at Startwise are obsessed with helping people grow, I don’t think we could have gotten to Series D without them. At least, I wouldn’t have wanted to.”
Graphite Inc was already a thriving marketplace for top business consultants when their CEO Vikram Ashok reached out to Startwise to see if we could help their experts make online courses in between projects...
Leveraging the insights gained from creating Nanodegrees for Udacity, and registering over 1 million students in online courses, team Startwise set to work creating a curriculum development and production pipeline that could continuously generate top-quality learning content during a global pandemic.
Now, with an established, research-backed, super efficient production pipeline and virtually limitless access to expert know-how, Graphite Academy adds 2-3 new, world-class courses to its catalogue every month. What’s next?
Graphite Academy provides continuing education to its network of consultants, and to its clients alike. Now the thriving marketplace has the ability to wield learning content and media to truly scale up its network effects. Here’s just a few of the results Graphite got from working with Startwise.
“Startwise got up and running in under 2 weeks and within 2 months we had a reliable coursemaking engine to power our growing academy.”
Volley is a young startup led by a successful founder. It’s re-inventing how sales teams grow by handling the entire talent pipeline for them, including hiring, onboarding, and training. Which means they need to be industry leaders at all of these challenges. They needed a way to skill people up in sales roles quickly and effectively.
Using the learning sciences and a decade of research on how people learn, team Startwise set to work creating a performance-based curriculum that could grow and evolve as Volley does.
In order for Volley to thrive, they need to enable the next generation of salespeople to train themselves, using the hard-won wisdom of top performers in the industry. Learning has to become so integrated with working, that the two would mutually reinforce each other.
Startwise custom-built SkillBoards now enable the newest hires at Volley to onboard 3x faster than industry standard, and the most senior sales leaders to contribute their ever-expanding know-how to the curriculum without slowing down or overwhelming their new recruits.
“With Startwise, we worry much less about skill development, now it happens naturally. The impact on team culture and growth is exciting and relieving to see.”
Nautilus Labs was moving from Seed to A. They had just doubled the size of their team, and they were about to double it again.
Combining culture surveys, 1:1 interviews, and meeting facilitation we learned how Nautilus Labs worked under the hood. We were able to decode the cultural behaviors that had been making them successful, the ones they wanted to support each new team member in accessing and demonstrating.
Now Nautilus has a memorable description of the values that governed everyday behaviors and teamwork. But they don’t just sit on a wall, they show up frequently throughout the work day, in meetings, and on Slack.
Nautilus Labs is transforming the efficiency and technical integrations used in today’s shipping industry. Now their team can share their values with their clients and service providers. Everyone benefits from “High Tide” attitude of the team members across the entire company.
“The folks at Startwise are awesome! I’ve had the chance to work with them at two different startups, and I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Oh wait, I just did.”