Too often Americans' careers are dictated by where we’re born not ambition and grit. As traditional “career ladders” give way to work flexible and self-determined work, Thinkful is your career partner. We’re educating the entire US, creating wealth beyond where it’s already concentrated and for those whose talent is too often overlooked. Talent is everywhere but modern education is often too far away. We can fix that.
We don’t offer “degrees”. We get you a job. We don’t sell you on some legacy college “brand”. We get you a job. In the rare case when we don’t get you a job (and you work hard), we give you all your money back. In Engineering Immersion we’re pioneering ISAs so you don’t even pay tuition until you get a qualifying and high-enough paying job. We’re founding members of both industry standard initiatives for reporting student outcomes, CIRR and EducationQA.
Darrell Silver and Dan Friedman founded Thinkful in October, 2012 to make 1-on-1 mentorship available to everyone.
Ann Miura-Ko joined Dan and Darrell on Thinkful's board in 2014. In 2017 they were joined by Amit Patel of Owl Ventures and Brian Hirsch of Tribeca Venture Partners.
Thinkful is backed by investors with the patience and expertise to build great education and global community businesses.
Join the HQ team
We don't hire for domain expertise. Rather, like our students, Thinkful team members must have the curiosity, enthusiasm and grit to learn quickly on the job.
Thinkful may not be your last job, but we want to make it the one you're most proud of. We hope you'll join us.
Join the mentor team
Have what it takes to work with our awesome students? Thinkful mentors love to share their passion for technology with motivated learners and refine their own expertise along the way.
Apply now to join the mentor team and learn more about our approach to online learning
Brian joined as a product manager working on the technology powering our education, and is now the CEO of YC-backed Hickory, an online employee training company.
Nora started in sales and was instrumental in hiring key teammembers. She grew to become the Head of Business Development and is now at Harvard Business School.
Robert was an intern while studying at Parsons our first summer, building our first (real) website, countless apps and many guides. He's now on the digital design team at The New York Times.
As an early employee, Carl joined to run paid acquisition, grew his skills as an engineer, then built our outbound marketing before leaving to focus on building his own company, MailCharts.
Daria worked with us as an engineering intern while doing her undergrad at Columbia. She's now an engineering intern at Google, working on the core AngularJS team.
Bracha joined Thinkful in Student Support and then became an Education Advisor. She ended up taking our Web Development Bootcamp and landed a job as an engineer at a Y-Combinator backed startup.
Zac joined and later led the Mentor team at Thinkful. He now lives in Zhejiang, China building an education company with his wife Grace.
Justin worked on UX and content strategy at Thinkful. He is now a internationally recognized house and techno DJ and producer.