Gap Year
In 2012, the average student graduated with in debt

$29,400

Default rates for people under 30 with federally
sponsored s...
Dale J. Stephens
Founder

100+ talks in 21 countries
20,000 unique monthly web visitors
14,000 newsletter subscribers
13,7...
I have become the go-to person to talk to
about the future of education.
$8.2 billion

is spent on Gap Years globally every year

By making 4-year residential colleges moot,
we can capture some o...
The Market is Growing
Gap Years are a growing trend among ivy league freshman

1.2% of US college Freshman took a Gap Year...
Tertiary-age students are up 53% to over 150 million in a decade
Their postsecondary education attendance rose from
19% in...
Launch

Voyage

$15K
Internship

Project
Our Curriculum

Gap Year involves four phases: launch, voyage, internship, and project.

Launch

During the launch phase, ...
Personal Coaching
Each fellow is paired with a coach for weekly
1-1 meetings to set goals for the upcoming
week and reflect...
Example workshops:
!

Building Social Capital
Getting Things Done
Getting the Opportunity
Knowledge Acquisition
Mentorship...
Testimonial from a parent:
Hi Dale,
I have not reached out to you before now, but I wanted you to know how grateful I am
t...
Traction for Gap Year
Revenue

$140K

Applicants

200

Book Release
$120K
150

$100K
$80K

100
$60K
$40K

Today Show

50

...
Competitors:
Our competitors either focus on travel or pre-professional programs
for 2-3x the cost of our program. No othe...
Gap Year
can be the first viable
alternative to college.
There has never been a better time
to to build a brand in
postsecondary education
30%
Of all global postsecondary enrollme...
Global Opportunity
Teams actively working on
franchises in Sao Paulo,
Bogota, Capetown, and
Stockholm with interest in
Tor...
By 2016 - 5 franchises
Stockholm

San Francisco

Bogota

Sao Paulo

$1,649,000 Annual Revenue

Capetown
2017 - 10 franchises
Stockholm
Toronto
New York City

Paris

San Francisco
Tokyo

Bogota

Sao Paulo

Capetown
Melbourne

$...
By 2019 - 80 Franchises
Stockholm
Toronto
New York City

Paris

San Francisco

Bogota

Sao Paulo

Capetown

We estimate th...
Growth Opportunities into
other Demographics
Prereq - high school program
!
Capstone - university program
!
Sabbatical - 3...
Ask

$600k
Milestones

Use of Proceeds
Full Staff including:
CTO
Senior Program Director
Internationalization Director
Adm...
Thank You
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  1. 1. Gap Year
  2. 2. In 2012, the average student graduated with in debt $29,400 Default rates for people under 30 with federally sponsored student loan debt in the US is up 30% 2000 2014 Earnings of college grads have declined since 2000 53% of recent college graduates are underemployed or unemployed. – Atlantic
  3. 3. Dale J. Stephens Founder 100+ talks in 21 countries 20,000 unique monthly web visitors 14,000 newsletter subscribers 13,700 Facebook fans 115 print articles in 3 years Published book, Hacking Your Education • Unschooled from age 12-18 • • • • • •
  4. 4. I have become the go-to person to talk to about the future of education.
  5. 5. $8.2 billion is spent on Gap Years globally every year By making 4-year residential colleges moot, we can capture some of the $200 billion spent on post-secondary tuition every year
  6. 6. The Market is Growing Gap Years are a growing trend among ivy league freshman 1.2% of US college Freshman took a Gap Year in 2011 7% of all British students took a Gap Year in 2007
  7. 7. Tertiary-age students are up 53% to over 150 million in a decade Their postsecondary education attendance rose from 19% in 2000 to 26% in 2007 Web traffic to GapYear.com from the US rose from 1% - 10% American’s taking Gap Year’s with Projects Abroad has quadrupled since 2005 7% of all British students took a Gap Year in 2007 1.2% of US college Freshman took a Gap Year in 2011 Growing trend in Gap Year’s among ivy league freshman -MIT freshman taking Gap Year doubled in the last year -Harvard has seen 33% increase in Gap Year in last decade
  8. 8. Launch Voyage $15K Internship Project
  9. 9. Our Curriculum Gap Year involves four phases: launch, voyage, internship, and project. Launch During the launch phase, students engage in an immersive learning experience by living together to gain maturity and personal skills through a rite of passage. While immersed, students work through our rigorous curriculum of “millennial skills.” Voyage The voyage phase recognizes that the our global world is increasingly interconnected, and this gives students learning new languages and adapting to new environments across cultural boundaries. We believe that international experience is a baseline requirement for a young person today. Internship The internship phase gives students experience working in teams and companies in emerging companies and emerging industries. Project The project phase gives students experience persuading others of the value of their ideas and bringing something from idea to execution.
  10. 10. Personal Coaching Each fellow is paired with a coach for weekly 1-1 meetings to set goals for the upcoming week and reflect on progress over since their last meeting. The coach connects the fellow to the resources of Gap Year network. Mentorship Network Fellows have access to the Gap Year mentor network for industry-specific feedback and guidance. A mentor matching party is held in week 3 to facilitate connections between fellows and mentors.
  11. 11. Example workshops: ! Building Social Capital Getting Things Done Getting the Opportunity Knowledge Acquisition Mentorship Negotiation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Succeeding on the Job
  12. 12. Testimonial from a parent: Hi Dale, I have not reached out to you before now, but I wanted you to know how grateful I am to you and your program. I’m Tim’s mom and I have to tell you that I haven’t heard him be so alive and happy since he started learning leadership skills with the scouts in High School. He loves your program and I can tell that he is just thriving. Words can’t describe the joy we all felt when Tim was accepted to your program. In my wildest dreams I would never have imagined that our college system could destroy an incredibly bright and willing student. I sent Penn State an honors student, Eagle Scout and very excited young man. They sent me back a failure (in their system) and took our $40,000 with nothing but a letter of failure. ! Well that’s behind us, but when Tim decided to stop trying to fit in the college system, I told him he had to find something else. He found you and has continued to grow and thrive from the moment he finished your book. ! I will be forever grateful to you and hope to meet you someday. If you are ever in NY, please let us know or NJ. I’ll come in and take you to lunch or if you need a place to stay, our door is open. If I can do anything for you and uncollege, please let me know. ! Warm regards, Kathy Watrous Net Promoter Score: 65
  13. 13. Traction for Gap Year Revenue $140K Applicants 200 Book Release $120K 150 $100K $80K 100 $60K $40K Today Show 50 $20K Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr $428K total May Jan Apr Jul Oct 400 Total Jan
  14. 14. Competitors: Our competitors either focus on travel or pre-professional programs for 2-3x the cost of our program. No other Gap Year programs focus on teaching millennial skills or are ready to operate at scale globally. Projects Abroad $30,000 Thinking Beyond Borders $39,000 Dynamy $21,400 City Year Volunteer
  15. 15. Gap Year can be the first viable alternative to college.
  16. 16. There has never been a better time to to build a brand in postsecondary education 30% Of all global postsecondary enrollments are in the private sector General Assembly raised $10 million to build a global brand of non-accredited learning DevBootCamp 3 locations in less than 2 years
  17. 17. Global Opportunity Teams actively working on franchises in Sao Paulo, Bogota, Capetown, and Stockholm with interest in Toronto, Paris and more. ! They are going to start Gap Year with or without us they have formed companies and are recruiting students. We want to create a global brand with them. Model: 15% of Gross Sales, 40% of Profit
  18. 18. By 2016 - 5 franchises Stockholm San Francisco Bogota Sao Paulo $1,649,000 Annual Revenue Capetown
  19. 19. 2017 - 10 franchises Stockholm Toronto New York City Paris San Francisco Tokyo Bogota Sao Paulo Capetown Melbourne $3,318,000 Annual Revenue
  20. 20. By 2019 - 80 Franchises Stockholm Toronto New York City Paris San Francisco Bogota Sao Paulo Capetown We estimate there are 25 cities worldwide that Tokyo could each support 10 houses, or 600 students per year. At full scale of 250 houses, this will represent $82M in revenue. Melbourne $26,544,000 Annual Revenue (80 franchises)
  21. 21. Growth Opportunities into other Demographics Prereq - high school program ! Capstone - university program ! Sabbatical - 30-50 year old program ! Emeritus - retiree program
  22. 22. Ask $600k Milestones Use of Proceeds Full Staff including: CTO Senior Program Director Internationalization Director Admissions Director Content Marketing Director ! Spend $770k - Rev $585 • Build the best Gap Year program for the 21st Century. • Demonstrate the only highly scalable Gap Year program. • Own the idea of Gap Year for the information age. (e.g. DropBox)
  23. 23. Thank You

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