If you want to start a business, break into the tech world, become an author, or share your knowledge with the world, there are unlimited opportunities available for all in the digital world. US-based startup Rocketship has created a unique platform amongst the plethora of online education sites. The startup’s platform lets everyone create cohort-based live online courses and is specifically helpful for startups and accelerators.
Rocketship’s mission is to improve education and mentorship opportunities for adults embarking on new career paths. The startup won the second prize at the 2020 K-Startup Grand Challenge, South Korea’s biggest global accelerator program.
Design curriculums, set goals, and build a community
Rocketship’s platform helps coaches deliver curriculum and mentorship, build community, and transform lives. Rocketship works with startup accelerators, dev boot camps, fellowships, and other online immersive education programs. It allows users to access the resources of the accelerator. It provides coaches to make matches between startups, mentors, and investors. The Rocketship app is currently available for the Android platform.
Rocketship’s an all-in-one automated platform streamlines online education. Rocketship’s unique features create the following:
- Accountability: The app helps set goals, assign tasks, manage events, content, and progress.
- Growth: The platform’s dashboard helps to track progress or obstacles towards goals.
- Mentorship: It helps make better matches between startups, mentors, and investors.
- Community: It helps increase peer support with chat rooms and alumni network.
Becoming one of the top startups at K-Startup Grand Challenge
The startup was founded in 2019 in the USA and has now spread its reach to the Asian market with participation in the K-Startup Grand Challenge (KSGC) 2020 program in South Korea. KSGC is the leading startup inbound program organized and financed by the Korean government. It is an all-expenses-paid 3.5-month program where startups get to reach out to potential investors, network and expand business in South Korea and the Asian market.
Rocketship was selected to be part of the program in 2020, and despite COVID-19 restrictions, the company got to spend considerable time in Korea. Rocketship won the second top grand prize at the KSGC 2020 program out of 2,648 companies that had applied and got a cash prize worth $60,000.
Talking about his experience in Korea and at KSGC, Trevor Owens, CEO, and Founder of Rocketship, says, “KSGC plugs you into a trusted network to get your startup launched in the Korean market. They give you the network, the brand of KSGC, and the funding to ensure a smooth transition into a local market that is both dynamic and full of opportunities for hi-tech startups.”
Post participation in KSGC, Rocketship earned over $100k in revenues and established a base in Korea. It also got a new co-founder and CTO to join the company. “KSGC made it easy to launch our platform in Korea, which has a strong domestic market, with favorable regulations for international startups, and an abundance of technical talent,” said Trevor. Rocketship is currently offering a Demo service for those who want to launch their courses online.
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