Smartphone-Based Degrees From Top Universities One University Network (OUN), an educational technology company and social venture, partners with top universities around the world to enable students to earn affordable, self-paced college degrees on smartphones. OUN has launched a pilot in Kenya which has one of the world’s fastest growing middle classes, high smartphone usage and demand for higher education that far exceeds the supply of reputable universities. OUN will expand to other international markets and the U.S. within the next year. OUN delivers learning experiences to students via its mobile learning app that adapts a university’s curriculum to mobile and includes interactive exercises, videos and audio. Unique to the offering is the support the student receives from an OUN-certified class coach who is assessed based on academic and professional achievement as well as an ability to mentor. Based in Oakland, CA, the company is led by a world-class management team with decades of experience spanning education, business and technology. The founding team of OUN has pledged 1% of equity, time and product toward corporate philanthropic activities.