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Planet Startup and Saylor Academy Partner to Offer Free College Business Education Worldwide



Planet Startup is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Saylor Academy, which will provide pathways to learning key business and entrepreneurial skills, using Saylor’s free and on-demand courses.

As part of Planet Startup’s mission to uplift economies, in the US and around the world, by educating and equipping entrepreneurs worldwide, Planet Startup students and staff will use Saylor Academy’s English as a Second Language series, as well prepare students for the upcoming Saylor MBA program.


Planet Startup and Saylor Academy both recognize that people face complex barriers to education and skills,

not least of which are time and financial resources. This partnership allows students to develop key skills on-

demand, and will help them become even more competitive once they enter the marketplace. You can view Planet Startup’s landing page on the Saylor Academy website here: https://www.saylor.org/partners/skills/planet-startup/ “Being able to offer high-quality education on-demand to our entrepreneurial students and graduates around the world enhances our entrepreneurial program in many ways. College courses are in English and recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for university transfer credit, English as a Second Language courses to prepare students for taking the college courses in English, as well as courses teaching practical business skills and management principles, are perfect for entrepreneurs. This partnership furthers our mission to equip entrepreneurs to be key economic catalysts for their communities, no matter where they are or their means.” states Dr. Jerald Feinstein, Executive Director of Planet Startup, Associate Dean Jeffrey Lund, and Alex Chuang, Board Member . . . “Planet Startup and Saylor Academy are uniquely aligned in their missions to leverage technology for better lives”, says Jeff Davidson, Executive Director of Saylor Academy. “Saylor’s sustainable and tuition-free skill-bearing courses are a perfect complement to Planet Startup’s efforts and positions worldwide.”

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it. We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by credentialed professors with teaching

experience as well as industry-leading credentials. Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own

pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve

their and their families’ futures. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like- minded organizations to expand our mission further. To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at jacqueline.arnold@saylor.org.

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