Jacob Ruytenbeek, Founder

Business Developer

Reston, Virginia, US

Jacob is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Jacob is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

30 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Education

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Marketing
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Jacob

We're looking for a web developer or software engineer to join our team and become the Technical Founder of YourClass.

About YourClass
YourClass is an education company that unlocks education by creating a marketplace for teachers online. Our platform enables anyone to develop, distribute, and market a course to anyone, anywhere, on any subject. Our technology allows teachers and students to teach and access our platform with only a smartphone, potentially changing the lives of the more than 1 billion people around the world who have them.

The two co-founders bring complimentary skill sets to the table and a track record of success including:

Founder 1 is a lawyer with experience navigating the complex world of government contracts, partnering with high profile defense companies, and negotiating multi-billion dollar defense contracts. This entity will be his third startup. The previous two entities were both acquired for undisclosed amounts. Prior to working in defense, Founder 1 worked at a high-growth education startup in Los Angeles, CA.

Founder 2 is an educator and world-renowned photographer. He brings a keen appreciation and experience in educational design and is a tireless leader. Founder 2 has been recognized for his accomplishments by some of the most well-respected art and photography publications.

The Right Candidate
The right candidate will join the two co-founders as the third and final Co-Founder of YourClass. You will be incredibly driven, ambitious, and seek to change the world for the better. You should not only be a self-starter, but an innovator as well.

You will need to develop the technical solution and physically complete a working alpha/beta version of the site with little oversight or input. Experience with education is a plus, but not required. Experience with streaming video and web-conferencing would be a big plus. Mobile experience is useful but not a minimum requirement.

The perfect candidate is somebody who can work at a fast pace, work well with others, be friendly, open to late night and early morning phone calls and enjoy the adventure that we’re on. The Northern Virginia/ DC area is preferred but not required.

Compensation
We are open to working with you on one of the following bases:
- all-equity basis
- deferred compensation basis
- a combination of equity and deferred compensation

Please contact us immediately if you’re ready for the ride of your life.

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

Florida State University

BS

- 2004

Nova Southeastern University

JD

- 2007

Pepperdine University

MBA

- 2009