Thunderous is a Decentralized Industry-Driven Education Ecosystem

Introducing the Master-Apprentice model for the modern age!
Apprenticeships have a long tradition, dating back to around the 12th century. Training took place under the watch of experienced craftsmen where the apprentice received continuous mentoring. The Apprenticeship method focuses on the progressive development of skills in a real-world situation. The Master-Apprentice model is ideal for achieving employer requirements for junior employee roles.

Thunderous is a decentralized education ecosystem completely driven by the Industry, it is being built on top of blockchain technology. Our team is determined to reform education for the modern world in token-economy, we aim to take our 5-year proven model from IndustryConnect to 50 cities worldwide with our channel partners.

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The Future University

Thunderous is the new decentralized university based on a combination of learning and hands-on experience taught by skilled practitioners. The Thunderous platform takes the proven success of the Master-Apprentice model established at Industry Connect to the next level. (So far, $21 million dollars worth of salaries have been earned annually by Industry Connect participants!) Not only does this kick-start an individual’s career with an immediate paying role, but also establishes an ecosystem that connects Apprentices with Masters and Employers, and also Angel Investors keen to invest in exciting new ideas. The decentralized model will remove the unnecessary intermediaries and incentivize the industry more efficiently.

The Thunderous platform delivers Verified Skills & Experience as the new “degree” via its Smart CV – think of it as a decentralized Linked In. Thunderous is a greenhouse for entrepreneurs, a continuous talent pipeline and a pool of opportunities!

Proof of Model

By our successful business IndustryConnect.org

Over the past 5 years, Industry Connect (100% under our operation) has developed and validated a business model that enables participants to rapidly learn new technologies and launch their careers as quickly as possible.

In a nutshell, it is similar to the way that masters and apprentices have worked together for many centuries. Apprentices need to find a skillful master; the masters teach the apprentice strictly and introduce the apprentice to a project. The apprentice learns by being directed and mentored through progressively more difficult tasks, until the apprentice is ready to work independently.

During 2017, Industry Connect initiated ‘Project Billion’, to pilot this Master-Apprentice concept online, via a web and mobile app, within our own cohort of participants. During this time, we have achieved outstanding results and received extremely positive feedback. Industry Connect has further developed the Master-Apprentice process through automation, gamification and AI concepts introduced throughout the program. These have been well received by our participants and very effective in achieving participant results and gaining positive feedback. More about Industry Connect www.industryconnect.org

Apprentice

The Apprentice investigates what subjects they are interested in and then finds relevant Masters. The Apprentice selects a Master to find out what commercial projects the Master can offer. The key skills gained will be recorded and stored on a decentralised blockchain along with the Apprentice’s profile. Skills and experience will be owned by the individual apprentice.

Master

The Master decides which Apprentices they will accept. By training Apprentices, skilled practitioners simultaneously earn revenue and progress their project tasks and product development whilst training prospective talent for their team. Masters are reviewed by Apprentices and insights are fed back to the Master so that programmes and projects can be constantly improved.

Employer

The Employer can create programmes to attract Apprentices who want to join mentored programmes. The Employer can also create a scholarship programme for the Apprentice to learn specific domain knowledge required by the business. They can also run competitions with reward incentives to identify Apprentice talent as future employees, overcoming a key obstacle to business growth.

Angel

The Angel has the opportunity to invest at the very beginning of a project life cycle. By observing a team culture and identifying true entrepreneurs, The Angel is able to to de-risk their investment as they get involved in the creation of the new business model as it develops. Angel investment incentivises both The Master’s project and training programmes, which has a multiplying effect on available resources for developing the project.

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Z Dojo

The “Thunderous Z Dojo” is a collection of Thunderous Experience Centers available to members of the Thunderous community, with plans to set up in 110 cities around the globe!

Services
  • Bookable seminar space
  • Bookable meeting rooms
  • Bookable desks
  • Cafe & Restaurant
Activites
  • Hosting industry events like meetups
  • Hosting the Master’s face-to-face sessions
  • Hosting industry job fairs and employer sessions
  • Project meetings
  • Start-up support services and incubator

Incentivizing Education in the Crypto Economy

Thunderous is a platform to enable industry-oriented education which is incentivized by crypto economy for the first time ever in human history!

Bolt Token

The Bolt token is a utility token implemented on the Ethereum blockchain. It is the standard token within Thunderous to pay for services and reward participants for activities within the ecosystem.

Bolt tokens are used for:

Apprentice
  • Pays for training programmes and services
  • Takes out loans to cover programme fees
  • Earns tokens for specific project work or other activities
Master
  • Is paid for teaching and mentoring Apprentices within programmes
  • Issues loans and scholarships
  • Remunerates Apprentices where appropriate
  • Receives investment into projects
Employer
  • Rewards employees who develop new skills
  • Issues loans, scholarships or rewards
  • Pays for access to premium platform information
Angel
  • Provides seed funding to projects
  • Issues loans, scholarships or rewards
  • Pays for access to premium platform information
AI
  • Pays for access to AI insights and processes
Thunderous Z Dojo
  • Is paid for providing shared, bookable office space and meeting rooms
  • Is paid for office consumables (e.g. printing, coffee)

The Bolt Token Marketplace

The Bolt exchange will enable users to trade supported cryptocurrencies. For example, Ether, Bolt tokens and any new cryptocurrencies created by Thunderous Masters.

Users will have their own web wallet to store Ether, Bolts and other supported tokens. The exchange will store the majority of users’ cryptocurrency inside a cold wallet that is maintained offline and secured with a private key.

The exchange process itself will use a hot wallet that will store just enough value for transferring services. The exchange team will manually manage and audit the currency transfer between cold and hot wallets.

Smart CV - Decentralized Professional Profile

Transfer Money & Professional References Together

The wallet will not only store token transactions. It will also store structured information regarding a user’s skills, knowledge, and experience. This is the basis of the Smart CV. The Smart CV contains specific skills and references that have been digitized as digital reference assets.

Your Smart CV will act like a decentralized and secure LinkedIn, where your work experience and references remain yours and you control who you share it with. If other entities would like to access your Smart CV, you can charge a fee relative to its value. The requester will transfer the corresponding tokens to the address of the Smart CV to receive your professional information.

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The Thunderous Team

Andrew McPherson

Co-Founder & Director

Andrew is a 27 year tech industry veteran with broad experience across telecommunications, finance and industrial software development. He has held senior positions in both start-ups and enterprise business. He was co-founder and CEO of a successful IOT technology company, International Telematics. Andrew has worked across all levels of the software development industry having spent the first 12 Years of his career as a Software Developer, before moving into technical management and finally CEO and Director roles. Andrew is also CEO and Director of Experieco.

Ray Lu

Co-Founder & Director

Ray Lu is a Tech Entrepreneur, Startup investor, and has worked as a Software & Testing Training Manager at Datacom, Tech lead at TXNZ (Air NZ), Developer at Mediaworks TV3, FOUR, The Radio Network Newstalk ZB & Radio Sports and mentor at Central Station Software. Ray has 15 years experience with hands on programming experience. Ray is also a Director of aimy Plus, a Saas cloud-based software product operating in 6 countries within the childcare sector.

Juanita Strydom

General Manager

Alecia Britz

Business Manager Australia

Mercia Pretorius

Sales Manager Australia

Karla Montgomery

Project Manager

Justin Pham

Development Lead

Mitul Jani

Scrum Master

Hari Kotha

QA

Ruying Ng

Software Developer

Toby Yuretich

Software Developer

Nick Johnson

Software Developer

Garry Singh

Software Developer

Daniel Choi

Software Developer

Masters

  • Leon Maritz - Developer Master
  • Ali Soleyman - BI Developer Master
  • Kaushik Chowdhury - Developer Master
  • Ali Sharifi - BI Developer Master
  • Lincoln Hu - BI Developer Master
  • Shin Min-Chul - Developer Master
  • Kai Zhang - Developer Master
  • Aadhith Bose - Test Analyst Master
  • Frank Foo - BI Developer Master
  • Ajit - Test Analyst Master
  • Theresa Tran - BI Developer Master Australia
  • William Do - Developer Master
  • Garry Singh - Developer Australia
  • Rovian Veronex - Developer Master
  • Peter Duong - Developer Master
  • Nitin Kukreja - Developer Master
  • Radha Yadav - Test Analyst Master
  • Ray Nham - Developer Master