We believe that learning is ripe for an upgrade. Technology is driving rapid changes in the skill sets required for companies to compete and for individuals to maintain relevance in the workforce. PropelUp was created to empower people seeking to learn something new by guiding them along their journey and ensuring they have the right resources available. We aim to bring access to quality, affordable learning by tapping into the power of technology and communities.


Nick Birch


Tom McClelland

Advisor, Product

Collin Schneider

Advisor, Product

Scott Jones


Our Story

In 2014, Nick Birch co-founded Eleven Fifty Academy, a coding bootcamp based in Indianapolis, IN. It quickly attracted students from all over the U.S., as well as internationally and grew to serve hundreds of students per year by the time Nick left to start PropelUp in 2016 to further expand access and affordability of obtaining digital skills for people over their careers.

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