William Van Deren

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Founder of Catalyst: Gamifying the path to enlightenment.
William's Skills
Business Development
Marketing
Technical
User Experience
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Legal
Operations
Product Management
Public Relations
Recruiting
Sales
Strategy
Background

Age Group

25-35

About William

I want to revolutionize the process of self-actualization and spiritual development with my company Catalyst, which combines a reward system found in video games with an interface which optimizes the effectiveness of learning new skills and helps these practices positively feed into the user's self-definition. I have a solid long-term vision for the company and product as well as the business skills to execute it.

I'm leaving my job to devote myself to this project full time in August, and I'm currently enrolled in a coding boot camp so I'll have enough technical skills to help put together an MVP within the next few months. I'm looking for someone with technical skills that can help make this a reality.

Quote

[Magick is] the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will - Aleister Crowley

Work Experience

Quality Assurance

Epic Systems

August 2015 - Today

Testing development and managing development projects

Education

Brown University

BA

2011 - 2015

Smartly

MBA

2016 - 2017

Bloc

Web Develpment Bootcamp

2017 - 2017