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Restart Network is a non-profit on a mission to expand educational opportunity through a pioneering model for education: The Crowdsourced Tech School. We connect communities to make world-class tech education available tuition-free for people from refugee, minority, and low-income backgrounds.

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The Crowdsourced Tech School

We believe that the resources to democratise world-class tech education are already there in hundreds of cities across the globe. Fundamentally, our model challenges an outdated idea: that it is the purpose of a single institution, the school, to educate people in a world of exponential growth. Instead, we create a stage in each community to connect hundreds of people and resources to build a school for our century.

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Building People Together

Companies that welcome our students in 6-months 'Developer Period' Traineeships or where our students work today.
They make it possible for future students to join the ONE Program tuition-free in the spirit of the Crowdsourced Tech School.

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Restart ONE students have the opportunity to learn directly from the brightest minds in the industry.
Engineers from these companies have recently been part of our program by hosting MasterClasses and Tech Safaris.

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  • Microsoft
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They believed in us when Restart Network was nothing more than an idea.

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We started in the Netherlands, but we work to bring The Crowdsourced Tech School to communities across the world. Where next?

They contributed with expertise, network, and resources that make the program possible.

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Can your company join Restart Network on our mission? From legal advice to PR services, we work with our partners to grow our story further.

You Have A Role To Play

Drive Social Change | Become a Developer Partner

We rally leading tech companies in the Netherlands to join our mission of Building People Together. Our partners look beyond the bottom line and seek to be a force for positive change in their community. From companies with thousands of employees to fast growing start-ups and everything in-between, our Developer Partners pioneer the path to a more inclusive industry, where true diversity is not a marketing line, but a proven commitement.

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Become Your Best Self | The ONE Program

We live in amazing times, and one certainty the future holds is that technology will play a big part in it. In Restart ONE you will build a strong foundation as a full-stack web developer, become self-aware and develop yourself, while preparing to pursue a career in the tech industry.

But be warned: this might be the most challenging experience you have ever had, requiring your full dedication and passion to make it through. If you want to kickstart your career, build a strong network, and forge friendships over long working nights, you can learn more about Restart Network's ONE Program.

Next Application Deadline: November 26th 2017


Help Tackle a Global Grand Challenge | Volunteer and Donate

Restart Network is a stage for people who want to use their skills to solve problems in their community and beyond. We always look for amazing people to help us grow our impact in the world. If you have a cool set of skills or just a shattering will of doing things that matter, we want to meet!

Every year about 100 volunteers join our team in many different roles. From Facebook engineers to university students our volunteers share a belief that diversity makes us stronger. And should it be for a few hours every month, or an immersive year-long sabbatical (did you hear about our Global CTO Program?), we promise a challenging, but very rewarding, experience.