Lack of access to knowledge is what keeps the status quo in place. If we want to make technology and society more inclusive, then that means we need to start with the basics. We need to add to the number of female founders and social impact founders that are able to take their ideas to the next level, to get visibility, to test their solution, to gain funding and to drive change.
At the same time, we have a community filled with talented people who are eager to put their new tech skills to work and to reshape their careers and their lives. The graduates of the SkillsUP Lab are offered paid traineeships once they complete their Lab training. This means that for six months to a year, they are working in the field with their new data and IT skills, building their portfolios and networks, taking their steps to secure a more equitable future for themselves and their families.
What if we brought these two worlds together? Our community builds MVP (minimum viable product) and early version tech solutions for female founders and social impact founders. We build apps, websites, data dashboards, machine learning models and more. By providing tech services to a severely underserved market, we directly add to the number of female and social impact founders and help them get to that next step since they now have a product that they can share. In turn, these projects pay the fair and living wage salaries of our trainees and enable us to continue to run our SkillsUP Lab program, reaching even more participants.
If you are not sure of what technology you need to bring your idea to life, we invite you to schedule a 30 minute tech review with us. We’ll listen to your idea, review your current choices and make suggestions so that you can go ahead and make your next round of decisions. Whether you are still in the idea phase or already have a beta product, we’ll meet you where you are at!
Have your team take our short assessments for Data and AI readiness.
When the results are in, we'll share the results with you. Schedule a 30 minute call to get your results. No sales pressure, just information.
After you have your results, we can help you think about next steps to get your team ready to make your Data and AI journey a successful one.
Power Skills will bring them up front and highlight their strengths and the importance of their input and full participation for the benefit of your company and your clients
Power Skills will turn your employees into eloquent and convincing story tellers to take them beyond the numbers and the facts
Power Skills will turn them into open and co-creative team players and collaborators
Power Skills will embed an outward mindset with a view on their part of the solution and the bigger picture.
You need them to be agile and yet some of them might struggle with this – Power Skills will enhance their agility and flexibility further.
Through accessing the arts (acting, comedy….), Power Skills will make them more comfortable asking questions, being comfortable with the unknown and the new, and the subjective things like the stuff between the lines
Do you know anybody who would benefit from Power Skills? Join our next group and develop important employee skills
Power Skills is our answer to the question how to maximize the impact our SkillsUP Lab attendees can make. Our method teaches participants to be more comfortable, confident and effective IT professionals. They learn to be better listeners, communicators, and leaders. If you can connect, your message will be received, regardless of the technical depth of your audience.
We developed the Power Skills program by identifying the most critical skills for IT professionals. We created a unique curriculum in cooperation with leadership coaches (our Power Skills coaches). For 2.5 years we have refined and expanded the program, making it available to nonprofits, SME, IT Companies, and people seeking work. The skills that are being taught and coached, work for everyone, regardless of the profession.
We offer these trainings in-house to help organizations turn their techies into ‘’softies’’. To help you grow your IT professionals into the creative, constructive, and engaged collaborators they could be.
Power Skills Fundamentals costs € 4549,– per participant. This includes all necessary course materials, and customization of content to meet company needs. The program includes 9 sessions with a different theme each. Investing in training for your employees is tax deductible in the Netherlands and exempt from BTW as we are CRKBO certified.