Making spaces safe

One of my first jobs was teaching computer skills to adults at night school.

Imagine what it was like for someone older in the 90s, who knew they had to “learn computers” to keep jobs they had for years. Then, having to to go to night school, and be taught by some teenager!

I started new classes by showing caring and support, but there was a weird problem: how could someone so young have the authority of a teacher? People would be taken aback when they saw someone so young setting up the classroom.

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Hey Sal, what's up?

My latest posts are making spaces safe, choose happiness and hello web3 world.

These days, I’m mainly making stuff but also still doing a little peer learning:

  • Nonfungo - an infobot for NFT collections (currently deployed in Olympus DAO)
  • Powerplays - on-chain token launch notifications with a power-user duedil dashboard
  • peer learning @ BanklessDAO
  • advising Limechain Academy

Feel free to email me at smile@saintsal.com

Books

Mentor Impact - from the startup mentors that get results.

Decision Hacks - early-stage startup decisions distilled.

Peer Learning Is - education for fast-changing topics.

Previously founded

Air Collective (2020)
Air-tight COVID masks that protect half of Bulgaria's hospitals

DIY Ventilators (2020)
Mobilised 150 engineers across 11 countries, creating ~10 rapid-manufacturable ventilator prototypes in 6 weeks

Source Institute (2015)
Education delivery company specialising in peer learning and emergent (pre-best-practice) topics, mainly running global programs in emerging tech and markets.

Founder Centric (2012)
Boutique training company that delivered startup education for Europe's top-tier universities and startup accelerators

Leancamp (2009)
A community of entrepreneurs in 30 cities that developed the Lean Startup methodology