our team

Don Wettrick

Ceo, founder

Don Wettrick is the Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”. Don has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. He is the country's leading award winning Innovation Teacher whose daily passion and mission is helping students find their unique opportunities and providing them with the tools they need to give them a competitive edge.

 

Hunter Stone

CTO, co-founder

Hunter Stone is a student entrepreneur attending Indiana University Bloomington.  As a recent graduate of Don's Innovation program, he has honed his skills and passions in business and computer science to create game development studio ChiefPeanut LLC, and a mobile app development and project management firm, the Baker Stone Group. In addition, Hunter is an instructor, curriculum developer and project manager for the coding school, Codelicious.  He also works with local businesses to develop their infrastructure and as a startup consultant to students like him looking to take their passions to the next level.

 

David Mercer

COO, co-founder

David is a highly experienced professional with demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams to new levels of success in a variety of competitive and fast-paced environments. Depth and breadth in technology and business with an impressive track record of more than 20 years of hands-on experience in both corporate and academic environments. David's passion is "Teaching and Learning" and has spent the majority of his career in promoting technology in education.  

 

Kurt Beer

CBDO, CO-FOUNDER

In addition to launching several of his own companies Kurt has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to be an investor or early-stage employee at several successful educational technology and software startups including ANGEL Learning, Moodlerooms and Canvas by Instructure.  He has a passion for helping and encouraging youth to reach their potential by innovating and developing new ideas, products, businesses and non-profit organizations.  Kurt has mentored and collaborated with several young entrepreneurs including many of Don’s students.