“Technology is just a tool and Venture Academies is really going beyond the blog here,” he says of the new school. “It’s clear that the students and staff are about using technology in entrepreneurship, reaching ideals typically just talked about.”
The classroom environment is a natural fit for Hardy. Before launching his tech startup 2010, Hardy taught for nine years — a source of his inspiration for Kidblog’s growing student publishing platform.
“Matt turned a light on in them,” Venture Academy’s Jon Bacal says. “Our goal is to offer a better way for other local technology entrepreneurs him to engage with VA on an ongoing basis.”
Minneapolis 6th grader Ansoni thought the session was “cool” and has his own ideas about selling sports gear online in the future.