Education is ripe for evolution. There has never been so much opportunity created by the availability of information and learning content and the changing skill needs of tomorrow's workforce. PropelUp was created to empower people seeking to learn something new by guiding them along their journey. We aim to bring access to quality, affordable learning by tapping into the power of technology and communities.

What can we help you learn?

We help you learn digital skills like coding, data science, and IoT. We're constantly building out additional Pathways and adding Gurus to serve other areas so that you can continue to learn the technical skills necessary to compete and stay ahead.

Our Story

In 2014, Nick Birch co-founded Eleven Fifty Academy, a coding bootcamp based in the Indianapolis area. It quickly attracted students from all over the U.S., as well as internationally. It grew to serve hundreds of students per year by the time Nick left to start PropelUp to expand access and affordability to digital skills education even further. Gwen Faraday is a self-taught engineer and an organizer and curriculum creator for communities like freeCodeCamp. She is a speaker at developer conferences all over the world and loves helping others learn. Daniel Lomelino is also a self-taught engineer and a foreign language enthusiast (he's working on his 6th). He has literally rebuilt software companies from scratch, including on-site server management before the cloud existed.

Together, our growing team is working towards a vision of education being personalized, flexible, and affordable for all. Interested in helping out or joining our team? Shoot us a note at info@propelup.io.

Leadership Team

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Nick Birch

Co-Founder, CEO
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Gwen Faraday

Co-Founder, Chief Architect
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Daniel Lomelino

Co-Founder, CTO