Christopher Hosken

18 Jul


CEO & Co-founder of the Startup School. Founder of Ed/All



BIO:

“I am vehemently pursuing solutions to social challenges. I believe that inclusive models of education, entrepreneurship and the ecosystems that house these are the key to unlocking Africa's potential. I have held various roles at big and small companies, from start-ups to corporates and everything in between. I was the former Chief of Development at GetSmarter-Africa's largest online education company. I have recently co-founded the Startup School which aims to create an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurial learning, mentoring, funding, and (ad)venturing. I spend my spare time mentoring tech and social enterprise start-ups. I am also currently completing my Masters in Inclusive Innovation at UCT's Graduate School of Business, where my research is focused on building high-quality education interventions that are inclusive and scalable across the African continent.”


Q&A

Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts?
“More students need to be practicing entrepreneurs, there is no better time to start a business than while you are a student. Upstarts encourages this and SA needs more entrepreneurs and start ups to create jobs and not just graduates that consume existing jobs.”

How would you ‘Re-educate Education’?
“I believe the time has come for us to seriously consider alternative systems. Our education system is laden with so many systemic failures that need to be ameliorated. I would push public sector to allocate budget to different initiatives and for entrepreneurs to pilot programmes that leverage the power of technology to create more inclusive systems.”


CONNECT:


www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-hosken-66877156