“Airbnb but for education”: Hey You co-founder Rebekah Campbell launches new venture Zambesi after realising her “burning life ambition”

Hey You co-founder Rebekah Campbell has ventured into the education space, launching an online marketplace for founders seeking help from startup industry leaders on topics such as raising capital, scaling a startup, and hiring a top tech team.

Billed by Campbell as like “Airbnb but for education”, Zambesi delivers founder education workshops presented by prominent startup ecosystem players like Shoes of Prey co-founder Mike Knapp and Showpo’s chief marketing officer Mark Baartse.

With just 12 spaces available for each session, Campbell hopes these intimate face-to-face workshops will provide founders with access to startup leaders who may not otherwise have time to share their wisdom beyond a cursory half-hour coffee chat.

This is the latest startup venture for Campbell, who founded Posse in 2010 and eventually pivoted the business and became co-founder of mobile ordering and payments service Hey You, after merging with ordering platform Beat the Q. Prior to Posse, Campbell founded Scorpio Music, an independent Australian music company.

After Hey You secured a $2 million funding round last year Campbell took a step back from her role as chief executive to start a family and work on her next project. Since then, she has been taking the time off to build Zambesi after realising her “burning life ambition” was helping workers to upskill and tackle the rapidly changing future of work. Read more

Angela Castles - Smart Company - 12 Oct 2017

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