Hey everyone. We've got some exciting news to share with you guys about an initiative we've been pulling together for the past few months and now it's finally happening! Windows 8 has teamed up with Pedestrian to launch Pedestrian Coach, a world-first twist on the online education revolution. We like to call it 'edu-tainment' because how good's wordplay?

Pedestrian Coach will put you face to face with the world’s most accomplished creatives and entrepreneurs in a series of live online classes. We've got an amazing lineup of talent including designer Sue-Ann San of fashion label StyleStalker discussing the creative process behind her favourite pieces, the founders of Airtasker (online outsourcing marketplace) on how to raise funding for your start-up, and Si Philby of groundbreaking experiential agency the projects* gabbing on the magic of developing, pitching and implementing great ideas. 

Talks will have a ticket price ranging from $10 to $30 but there will also be sponsored Free sessions from time-to-time. To celebrate the launch of the Pedestrian Coach siteWindows 8 is sponsoring a series of 10 free Coach sessions for the first 250 people who sign up to each one. Get in quick. 

We've also partnered with Microsoft to line up a series of live events that will take place across Australia called Future Sessions inspired by Windows 8. Eight of these ‘edu-tainment’ (ding!) events will take place at Microsoft Tech Lounges located on university campuses nationwide and will feature Q & As, panel discussions and interactive sessions. Highlights include: “How to get a Break and Survive in the Music Industry” and an 'Elevator Pitch' session where young start-ups (like you!) are invited to join us on stage and pitch their products for a chance to win $1,000 and coverage across the Pedestrian site.

Check the full list of events and sessions at www.pedestrian.tv/future-sessions

Pedestrian Coach will continue to grow and develop over the coming months. Our vision is to create a platform that will bring together the best in the world across all industries to share their wisdom with you. 

Coach was created because we've always felt that there's a huge disconnect between the lessons we learn at school and university and what it takes to succeed in the real world. Now's your chance to fill yourself with knowledge from people who have 'made it' and are 'making it' in their respective industries.

Pedestrian Coach is the first of a number of pants-wettingly exciting launches across the site in 2013 and it's all made possible by the support of you our dear readers. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to you hopping on-board the Pedestrian Coach journey with us. 

Check out the action over at www.pedestrian.tv/coach

We value your feedback, positive or negative, especially if it's related to areas where we can improve the Coach site. It's in a beta phase at the moment and there are bound to be plenty of teething problems so please feel free to drop us a line at coach@pedestriangroup.com.au 

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