184 - Darren Winterford of Edapp: We Are Changing The Way You Learn At Work
Nick Hughes is joined by Darren Winterford, CEO and Founder of Edapp.com from Sydney, Australia. Darren Winterford has extensive experience building mobile apps and pushing the boundaries of innovation. As a pioneer in the microlearning space, EdApp's teams are established in Sydney, London, Manila, and New York. Today, the EdApp platform has a wide reach, where around 50,000 lessons are completed every day in over 90 countries around the world. With the current focus on the democratization of learning, EdApp, together with the United Nations, have launched Educate All: An initiative to increase access to free, high-quality and impactful education around the world.
The episode starts with Darren describing his journey from marketing into entrepreneurship as Nick asks why he chose entrepreneurship? Darren provides his insights / lessons from growing the business from startup to established company. We then hear more about Edapp and what problem he saw in the world that needed to be solved. Darren describes how he thinks that the smartphone can really change the shape of global education and what he sees as thee future of learning. The conversation ends with Nick and Darren talking about distributed/remote team and leadership, the best tools and software for leading distributed teams as well as Darren's lessons and advice for early stage founders. This is an great conversation with a leader in the remote education space, we hope it helps you today.