Austin, TX, USA
4320 Congress Avenue Austin Texas 78701 US
My name is Samuel Gonzalez. I’m trained in physical education and adolescent health with a degree in Exercise Science from UT Austin.
To put it simply, HybridATX is a gaming education platform. 93% of kids age 5-17 are playing video games in some capacity, and it’s easy to see the level of passion they have for their games. We take their passion and direct it towards real education goals. Parents can choose an in-person Summer Camp experience at a local gaming center, or a shorter camp experience online through our “Virtual Mini Camp”. Both the Summer Camp and the Virtual Mini Camp teach our kids social/emotional learning, health and lifestyle skills, basic fitness skills and beginner workouts, and of course, their favorite video games! We believe gaming teaches all the things traditional sports do, like teamwork, perseverance, communication and cooperation, and allows them to build friendships with people who share their passions. Esports is taking off right now, with over 170 colleges and universities now offering esports scholarships, some even get a full ride! Getting in now is like being one of the first basketball players. But professional play isn’t the only opportunity. Here’s a really simplified graph that shows some of the other career possibilities in the industry:
But this is just an intro graph. Any job that exists in sports also exists in esports and gaming, and all the conventional jobs (Account managers, business development executives, digital marketers, etc.) also exist in this blossoming new industry.
At HybridATX, we want to make sure this industry, that deals so closely with our children, moves in the right direction.