Changing the Future of Education with Yellowdig’s Shaunak Roy

“Changing the future is all about having a purpose and just going for it.”

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Episode Summary

Shaunak Roy is the Founder and CEO of Yellowdig, a community-driven active learning platform with a mission to transform every classroom into an active, social, and experiential learning community. Prior to founding Yellowdig, Shaunak spent a decade advising global companies on technology, strategy, and growth. Today, Aviv and Shaunak share a rich discussion on the state of institutional learning, how Yellowdig is rethinking education, and the critical role that agency, mastery and connectedness play in the learning process.

Essential Learning Points:

  • 01:17 – Aviv introduces today’s guest, Shaunak Roy who speaks to what brings him joy from the work he does, his passion for learning and the problem that Yellowdig solves
  • 09:04 – Shaunak expounds on the broken educational system and possible solutions to fix it
  • 18:42 – How Yellowdig differentiates itself
  • 26:32 – Agency, Mastery and Connectedness
  • 33:48 – What it looks like when a group of learners and educators truly embrace the full capability of Yellowdig’s platform
  • 39:01 – Yellowdig’s business model, their expected growth, and Shaunak’s five-year vision
  • 42:54 – Shaunak reflects on key insights and learnings from building an organization
  • 45:39 – Advice Shaunak would give his twenty-five-year-old self and two learnings that Shaunak values above all else
  • 47:06 – Final words of wisdom from Shaunak

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