About BlueStamp

We are a hands on technology program for high school students. We don’t do lectures, tests, or homework. We just build cool stuff from scratch.

Why am I learning this?

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At BlueStamp we understand the reason for lectures, exams, and tests. However, while we recognize that students must be evaluated in this manner, it is not always as enjoyable and does not always answer the question of “Why am I learning this”? The personal motivation in creating BlueStamp was to offer a real world experience in technology. Throughout our careers, we have found that customers want something very simple: high value products that work. BlueStamp replicates this aspect of the global marketplace to give students the most relevant and useful education possible. The BlueStamp team looks forward to working with students every summer as they develop passions in a challenging and exciting atmosphere!

The Founders

  • Robin Mansukhani
    Robin Mansukhani Co-founder

    Robin Mansukhani is CEO and Co-Founder of Deciduous Therapeutics, a biotech company developing novel therapies to treat diseases of aging. Previously he was CEO & Co-founder of Alzeca Biosciences, a biotech company focused on developing an early stage diagnostic technology for Alzheimer’s disease.  Prior to Alzeca, he co-founded several companies in renewable energy and biotech.  In addition, Robin has traveled the country lecturing on technology entrepreneurship, most recently at the Rice Business school and NYU’s Stern School of Business. Robin has served a term in AmeriCorps, volunteered with MindsMatter (academic mentoring program for low income students), and provided mentorship to Thiel Fellows.  He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two daughters, and indefatigable dog.

  • Dave Young
    Dave Young Co-founder

    Dave Young has 15 years of professional circuit design experience and currently operates Young Circuit Designs, a consulting firm which designs electronic products for startups from project definition through manufacturing. With a life-long love of teaching, he has been a camp counselor in high school, circuits lab TA while attending Case Western Reserve University, and has served as Adjunct Faculty teaching Sr. Design at the Colorado School of Mines.

The Directors

  • Briana Bennett
    Briana Bennett Director

    Briana started her career in educational nonprofits teaching at a summer program and managing an after-school youth program in East Palo Alto. Increasingly drawn to the technology around her, she eventually transitioned to working with Bay Area startups and attending a coding Bootcamp to learn full-stack development. She loves technology and her passion is to organize, educate, and inspire others to achieve their goals. She has done this as an operations manager, a consultant for young startups, and as a coach for her gym’s youth rock climbing team. She’s excited to bring all of her passion and experience to BlueStamp to inspire our students to learn new skills and build cool stuff!

  • Jessie Contour
    Jessie Contour Director

    Jessie is a designer, maker, and educator. Her process includes research, storytelling, rapid prototyping, collaboration and iteration. She has worked with AAA video game studios, museums, educational programs, and startups. Within these fields her focus has been on creating interactive experiences for art, play, and education. She has built digital tools for community engagement , designed a permanent exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History to teach children about earthquakes, and launched video games as part of a global team. She has been working in education since 2013 and is current a teaching faculty at Parsons and Hunter College in NYC in addition to working with BlueStamp.

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