Adrián Ridner

Adrián Ridner

Co-founder & CEO

San Diego, CA USA

For anyone who feels like someone else is telling them, ‘You can’t do this,’ or slamming doors in your face, find a window, find a side door, find whatever other door you can.


By Roadtrip Nation

Adrián Ridner


My road in life has been direct.
I’m originally from Argentina but my family moved around a lot when I was young—we moved from Argentina to Venezuela to Brazil and finally to the U.S.
I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
After graduating, I started my career as a software engineer.
I decided to use my skills as an engineer to impact education and started by co-founding Education Portal, a platform that helps students with college prep and career planning.
In 2015, I co-founded, an online learning platform with a mission to make education more accessible—I currently lead the company as CEO.
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High School
Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo


Co-founder & CEO

I co-founded an online learning platform.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You can't do this."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation College Student