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The Financial Times, that tank, and us

There was another piece in the FT today about Seedcamp, with a discussion of the differences between UK and US startups. Despite not having made the final list of six we got a mention because, as Jonathan Moules writes, 'One characteristic that seems to differentiate the Seedcamp startups from their US counterparts is the importance of social causes over the desire to make money.'

He gave as an example the fact that Pete, our very own head of tech, missed the Seedcamp pitch day because he was giving a press conference about the tank he's just driven to the DSEi arms fair.

Meanwhile, I've just had an enquiry about teaching from a student at a US military academy...

It works! It works!

So yesterday Emily signed up to the School of Everything with a view to teaching. And the first thing that happened was that she found Toby's teacher profile and wanted to learn from him.

We've been banging on for ages about how everyone's got something to teach, and everyone's got something to learn. And we built this thing at least partly to prove that. Aaaaand...

It works! It works!

And summer's finally arrived!

We had our first team meeting post-Seedcamp this afternoon - on the balcony, in the sunshine. Best way to have a team meeting, officially, EVAH.

We took turns going over what each of us personally learned from the week, and spent a bit of time figuring out how best to use that to kick the next few weeks off.

I don't know if it was the sunshine, the prospects, the energy we've all got for getting going - but I'm feeling pretty excited about the future here at the School of Everything.