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Nov. 17, 2020

#237: Chris Bennett, Co-Founder & CEO of Wonderschool, a Company on a Mission to Ensure Every Child has Access to Early Education That Helps Them Realize Their Potential

#237: Chris Bennett, Co-Founder & CEO of Wonderschool, a Company on a Mission to Ensure Every Child has Access to Early Education That Helps Them Realize Their Potential

Chris Bennett is the Co-Founder & CEO of . Wonderschool’s mission is to ensure every child has access to early education that helps them realize their potential. Wonderschool programs are diverse in structure and approach, but they all combine...


Chris Bennett is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wonderschool. Wonderschool’s mission is to ensure every child has access to early education that helps them realize their potential.

Wonderschool programs are diverse in structure and approach, but they all combine engaged teachers, thoughtful education design, and the warmth of an in-home program. So far, Wonderschool has helped thousands of parents find quality in-home care, and our network is growing every day.

Wonderschool is hiring! https://angel.co/wonderschools

About Our Partner

This episode is brought to you by Hawke Media. Hawke Media is a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Santa Monica, CA, providing guidance, planning, and execution to grow brands of all sizes, industries, and business models.

Hawke Media was recognized by Inc. as the country’s fastest-growing marketing consultancy and is proudly one of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work”​, 2019 #893 on the Forbes 5000 list, UpCity Top Los Angeles Digital Marketing Agency. Hawke’s collaborative process, à la carte offering, and month-to-month fee structure give clients the flexibility they need to boost digital revenues and marketing ROI.

Hawke Media The company has serviced over 1500 brands of all sizes, ranging from startups like Tamara Mellon, SiO Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless and Alibaba.

Listen to our interview with Erik Huberman, Founder and CEO of Hawke Media, in episode 23 of the Just Go Grind Podcast.

Some of the Topics Covered by Chris Bennett in this Episode

  • What Wonderschool does and how it got started
  • What Chris learned from the early days of building Wonderschool starting with the first program they started
  • How long it took to go from idea to their first enrollment
  • The founding team of Wonderschool
  • How Chris thought about growth for Wonderschool in the early days
  • How people find out about Wonderschool today
  • What goes into ensuring the quality of the teachers at Wonderschool
  • Geographic growth for Wonderschool
  • The fundraising process and getting top investors involved
  • Going through 500 Startups
  • Understanding the culture and expectation around raising each round of funding
  • Chris's experience raising a Series A round of funding
  • The approach Chris takes to hiring
  • The Wonderschool business model
  • The impact COVID had on Wonderschool
  • Working with a coach, what it entails, and why Chris started writing a lot

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