Patent-Pending Online Education Platform Aims To Disrupt Business School Model

Tulsa Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

Thrive15.coms Founder, Clay Clark, believes that he can disrupt the traditional business school model in the way that Steve Jobs disrupted the music industry with iTunes. In the same way iTunes allowed customers the freedom to choose the exact song they wanted, allows users to choose business courses they want to take, versus having to buy all the non-practical general education that is included in the cost of tuition. For less than the average Americans monthly Starbucks bill, offers 15-minute video trainings in 20 areas of business including sales, marketing, accounting, public relations, capital, and more, taught by world-class mentors for $ 49 per month. Student subscriptions are $ 19 per month and has teamed up with the U.S. Chambers Hiring Our Heroes Program to provide a free subscription to active, reserve, and veteran member of the U.S. military and their spouses with the 1 for 1 HandUp launched in February and has subscribers in over 33 countries.

Many experts and billionaire business owners share Clarks views including Mark Cuban who has been quoted as saying, “When easy credit for buying or flipping a house disappeared we saw a collapse in the price of housing, and we’re going to see that same collapse in the price of student tuition and that’s going to lead to colleges going out of business…Can someone please explain to me how what is happening in higher education is any different?”

According to a Bloomberg Business business article from March 2015, “some top-ranked business schools are raising tuition by between 2 percent and 10 percent this fall, bumping up the cost of classes for the 2015-16 academic year to nearly $ 66,000 at the high end. Throw in room and board, fees, and textbooks, and it will cost as much as $ 99,000 to attend B-school next year.” Founder Clay Clark says, We are focused on providing an alternative to the overpriced business schools that are ripping students off and teaching things that business owners dont need to know. Entrepreneurs dont need to be paying for and taking general education classes about archery, humanities, and bowling. They need the practical education and the capital to start a business, not debt and general education.

The Thrive15.coms innovative courses are taught by world-class mentors such as NBA Hall of Famer turned private equity fund and entrepreneur, David Robinson and former Executive Vice President of Operations of Walt Disney World Resort, Lee Cockerell, who once managed over 40,000 employee creating the Disney Magic customer service the company has become known for. announces patent pending technology that provides courses that are broken up into easy to digest 15-minute chunks and feature aspects of entertainment and gamification to increase engagement and the retention of knowledge for the student. does not offer grades, instead Thrivers can earn points toward a business boost package for a chance to win capital for their business.


Quick Facts Thrive15: provides 15-minute practical online business courses taught by millionaires, mentors, and everyday entrepreneurial success stories. features many celebrity mentors including: David Robinson, NBA Hall of Fame Basketball Player and founder of Carver Academy charter schools and Admiral Capital Group, which currently has a valuation of over $ 250 million; Lee Cockerell, the Former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World Resort who once managed 40,000 + employees; Michael Levine, the founder of Levine Communications who has been the publicist of choice for Michael Jackson, Prince, P. Diddy, Charlton Heston, Cameron Diaz, and countless other celebrities; David Nilssen, the co-founder of one of the nation’s largest small business funding solutions, Guidant Financial and; Jonathan Barnett, the founder of the 400 + OXI Fresh franchises. has teamed up David Robinson and the U.S. Chambers, Hiring Our Heroes Program, to provide free subscriptions to U.S. military families as part of the 1 for 1 HandUp Movement. has been mentioned in Forbes, Pando Daily, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and numerous media outlets since launching. offers best practice and practical online education in the core areas of business mastery that every entrepreneur must know including: legal, real estate, investing, execution, purpose, mindset, networking, business modeling, overcoming adversity, capital, branding, marketing, sales, customer service, product/service development, quality control, accounting, management, human resources, and leadership. was founded by Chief Operating Officer and former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark.
The Chief Executive Officer of is doctor, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, Doctor Robert Zoellner. offers points instead of grades and gives its users a chance to win a business boost package to the Thriver with the most points.
Thrive15.coms content is created by combining entertainment, gamification, and best-practice practical business education to increase the retention of training provided on the platform.

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