We are Hyrise Academy

We believe in a world where everyone is empowered to pursue a career they love.

We're working hard to make it happen.

Why we exist

There are thousands of amazing career opportunities out there.

There are also thousands of people who would be great at these jobs. Entering these careers would significantly improve their lives and that of their families. Unfortunately, they don't have access to the job and educational opportunities to make this happen.

This is why we started Hyrise Academy. We are on a mission to enable motivated people to access rewarding careers and excel at their jobs, by providing the necessary skills and job opportunities.

We believe everybody can and should have a career they love, and we're working hard to make it happen. Want to learn more about our vision and how we're working to achieve it? Read our manifesto.

Our values

Take care of yourself

We always make time for whatever keeps us balanced.

Curious to grow

We are hungry to learn and intrinsically motivated to explore our potential to the fullest.

Love people and their stories

We actively listen to people’s stories and support them on their individual journeys.

Own the outcome

Once we commit, we fully own it. No ego, no excuses, no finger-pointing.

The future of education

We believe in a new education system that enables people to lead better careers and lives in the digital economy. It's based on 3 pillars.

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1. Make education accessible

Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not.
We envision a model that allows everyone the possibility to develop to their full potential and access global opportunities, regardless of their geography, background or socio-economic status.

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2. Personalized to each individual

Different minds learn at different paces and in different ways.
Before the digital revolution it was hard to imagine a scalable way to provide individual learning paths for each student. This is not true anymore. Education should leverage technology to adapt to the needs of each individual.

3. Designed for employability

Education should deliver ROI
The basis to design any educational experience should be reverse engineered from the expected or desired outcome.  If, for example, the objective is to land a job, education should ensure it’s teaching the most relevant skills in the most effective way to achieve this.

Meet Our Team

Alvaro Rojas

Co-founder

Passionate about edtech and the future of work, Alvaro was an early employee and leadership team member at the leading tech school in Europe for several years. He led the outcomes team, successfully placing 1,000s of students at top tech companies.

Michael Land

Co-founder

Michael has 8+ years of experience working in technology sales and education space, leading the biggest tech schools in Germany and Netherlands.

Dominic Blank

Co-founder

Dominic deeply cares for the craft of sales and people enablement. He has founded two software companies with 10+ years of experience in managing and training sales teams in US and Europe.

Gemma Garriga

Academy Ops Lead

Gemma has 6+ years in the recruiting and edtech space. In different capacities, she's always been focused on matching great talent with the right career opportunities. Today, she owns our training program end-to-end, and is laser-focused on our students having a great experience and achieving their desired outcome.

Lena Vogler

Talent Success Associate

Lena is extremely passionate about people and cultures. Before joining Hyrise she built her career in institutional relations and counseling for international universities. She speaks 5 languages fluently and has lived in various European countries. People's needs and dreams are Lena’s priority and she enjoys guiding people towards a fulfilling career, where they can reach their full potential.

María del Mar Alba

Marketing Associate

Maria is our swiss-army knife Marketing Associate. She manages all our social accounts and creates all the kickass content you see on our Social Media. She is a true citizen of the world: lived in six different countries she considers to have a Spanish heart, and enjoys kitesurfing.

Vanessa Göbl

Founder Assistant

Vanessa is our biggest operational support and manages all administrative and support tasks. Her multitasking and time management skills ease all of our day-to-day activities. Horseback riding is not only one of her hobbies but her passion.

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