Sean McCollum, Founder

Programmer

New York, New York, US

Sean is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Sean is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer Business Developer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology Education

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Marketing
Technical
Sales
Finance
Product Management
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Sean

Hi, I’m Sean. I’m a software developer. And for the last seven years, I’ve been teaching middle school in Brooklyn, NY. I was accepted into the NYC Teaching Fellows program in 2007. I began my teaching career working with children with Asperger's syndrome and for the past three years I’ve taught technology to 6th, 7th & 8th graders.

I developed a report-writer for Texas school districts and psychologists before I took this seven-year sabbatical to teach. Now I’m developing a new and exciting web-based tool for education that will change the way students, teachers, parents & professional staff - psychologists, therapists, etc., manage, communicate, plan and succeed as members of a school community.

Our community still needs easy-to-use, intuitive, collaborative software. In a typical week, I use at least six different applications - which, by the way, don’t interact with each other. And worse, individually they aren’t particularly great at the one thing they’re designed to do!

Education Technology (EdTech) is a multi-billion market. That’s an excellent reason to develop in that space, but I have domain expertise in education, with hands-on, inside knowledge about the problems, both large & small, educators, parents and students face every day. I have the technical skills and background to know how to best leverage technology to solve these problems, and that’s exactly why I’ve started this company.

My future partner is someone who has the drive to create high-quality, valuable solutions. I’m looking to build a great team. I’m looking for a co-founder with a strong technical background - our application is a rails app. I’m also interested in a financial partner with keen insight, experience and knowledge. If you have questions, please ask me. If you are interested in starting something with true potential in an exciting market, and think we’d be a good fit, let’s talk and discuss this further.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Managing People
Marketing
Sales
Finance
Education

Texas A&M University

BS

- 1990

CUNY - Brooklyn College

MSEd

- 2009