Toronto-based technology education organization Brainstation has taken up residence at its new home: Extreme Startups. It’s all part of a partnership that will see the Toronto startup accelerator program host Brainstation’s Mobile Development 12 week program next month.
Brainstation is a “progressive technology school in Toronto” that offers hands-on, project-based learning through small class sizes. Currently it offers courses in front-end web development, Back-End web development and mobile development.
“At BrainStation, our goal is to provide the highest quality technology education,” wrote cofounders Duncan McCall and Jay Field. “Partnering with Extreme Startups puts us at the heart of innovation in Canada and ensures that the learning environment that we provide our students is always on the cutting edge of the constantly shifting technology landscape.”
Mobile is fast-growing and there never seems to be a shortage of stats that reinforce why a mobile development education can benefit somebody. Some analysts predict that the mobile market will generate $400 billion by 2015, more than the $139 billion it did in 2012.
Others cite the growing usage as positive news, as the average user is engaging about 200 times a day with their mobile device of choice, spending an average of two hours and 21 minutes a day on them.
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For Extreme Startups and its managing director Marcus Daniels, the partnership should be a fruitful one. Those in the Extreme Startups community (including alumni and mentor companies) will receive a special discount for the classes, while the larger implication revolves around Daniels’ desire to see his accelerator form into a mobile leader.
“Our vision is to become the #1 place on the planet for founders who want to build Big Ideas on Mobile Platforms,” Daniels told BetaKit. “We’re in the process of co-creating other learning experiences that mesh our mobile product management curriculum and Brainstation’s highly effective method to teach mobile development skills.”
He added that the partnership is just one of many planned that will “help us build a Mobile Learning Hub for the next generation of creators.”