Skillshare: Anyone Can Be a Teacher


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There aren’t many legal ways to make $1,000 in one night.

But Skillshare, a startup that lets any person teach a class and charge students for tickets, says 15% of its instructors have made that much money.

SkillShare is a New York startup with a lofty goal. It wants to turn every address into a classroom and every person into a teacher or student.

The company was founded by Michael Karnjanaprakorn, who said that the company came from an idea he had after playing in the World Series of Poker.

“I made it to the top 13-14%,” he says. “When I came home, a bunch of my friends were asking me to teach them to play. I realized there was no platform that would allow me to share what I knew with them easily.”

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