Belmont alumnius Joseph Mosby’s entrepreneurship team was chosen as the best out of 13 teams (about 100 potential entrepreneurs) at Kauffman Foundation’s “San Francisco Startup Weekend EDU.”
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events held around the world where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startup businesses. Mosby, who graduated from Belmont with a finance degree in 2009 and a Masters of Accountancy in 2011, and the rest of the participants took part in a “Startup Weekend” based solely around educational technology ideas. It was one of the first times in Startup’s history where a specific theme was defined.
Mosby’s team developed demolesson.com, a way to revolutionize the K-12 teacher hiring process based on the belief that the best way to find the best teachers is to watch them teach. Teachers can upload videos of themselves in the classroom in order to not only enhance their resume but also to give schools a better idea of how they function in a typical classroom setting.
“Belmont’s professors, regardless of whether they specialized in entrepreneurship or not, taught me to go out and make things happen; shake things up for myself. They taught me how to push past my comfort zone. That knowledge, combined with the quality technical and leadership skills I learned in the Belmont tenure, helped my team succeed,” said Mosby.