Ollie Porter

Santa Monica, California, US

Head of Admissions for EdTech company, previous Gatekeeper for Europe's top web developer bootcamp
Ollie's Skills
Start-ups
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Account Management
Business Development
Growth
Edtech
Start Up Environments
Start Up's
Self Management
Product Management
Design
Business
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

<25

About Ollie

Ambitious self starter with a passion for entrepreneurship, technology and education. Alumnus of the highly selective entrepreneurs course, the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, and current Head of Admissions for Product School - an education institution that offers product management courses in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York. Previous Gatekeeper at Makers Academy - Europe's leading web development bootcamp.

Quote

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the twenty-first century will not occur because of technology, but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human." - John Naisbitt

Work Experience

Head of Admissions

Product School

October 2017 - Today

Product School is a tech-education organization that offers courses and workshops for the most relevant skills of the 21st century. Course offerings include Product Management, Coding, and Data Analytics. Here I optimize the sales funnel and drive student growth for each of our 14 campuses

Gatekeeper (Head of Admissions)

Makers Academy

August 2015 - September 2017

Makers Academy is Europe’s #1 coding bootcamp. At Makers I managed a sales pipeline of approximately 1000 deals to convert interested applicants into 24 paying customers every 4 weeks. This brought in $260,000 worth of sales every 4 weeks (approximately $800,000 every quarter, $3.1 million per year). The role revolved around processing course enquiries and applications, holding 20+ technical interviews in Ruby and liaising directly with the course and careers coaches on a quality framework to improve the employability of Makers grads.

Growth Intern

Gett

May 2015 - August 2015

Gett Taxi is a $210 Million venture capitalist backed tech company offering an on demand taxi service to rival Uber. I was brought in as a 'Growth Intern', to report directly to the head of UK growth for the company. With this role I helped to implement Gett’s aggressive UK launch strategy by launching Gett’s experimental ‘Gett Champagne’ vertical, recruit taxi drivers in 20 cities across the UK to expand fleet of on demand taxis and then also deploy and maintain taxi ordering tablets in top London based luxury hotels.

Education

New Entrepreneurs Foundation

Class of 2016

2015 - 2016

Certification

Certificate of Entrepreneurship

New Entrepreneurs Foundation