Last month, 21212 Digital Accelerator and NXTP Labs joined forces to lead a Latin American invasion into Silicon Valley, taking with them a handful of startups to introduce to the U.S. tech ecosystem. The 21212 team brought five startups along for the ride, including Easyaula, a Brazil-based online marketplace for offline educational opportunities.
Easyaula launched at the beginning of this year and was born out of a problem faced by Diego Alvarez, company co-founder and CEO. Having worked as a software engineer for Google and Microsoft in the United States, Alvarez often ran into trouble getting the necessary training to do his job well. He spent hours with friends adding complementary skills to his repertoire, most of which were not included in his university’s curriculum. Alvarez told us, “The current education system does not prepare people to be successful anymore, and non-traditional education has been a powerful alternative in helping people achieve their professional and personal goals.”