The Accidental Chess Master: Francis “Kumi” Hinson | Stories For You |S1: EP 3

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Francis Hinson is seen at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club, on Friday, October, 10, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Hinson, a University of Rochester student, runs a start-up devoted to teaching people how to play chess. (JOSH EDELSON/AP Images for Rochester Review)

Episode 3: Francis “Kumi” Hinson

 

 

Francis “Kumi” Hinson was on his way to life in liberal arts until his interest in platforms and journalism took off. He co-founded Chesscademy, which grew to become the largest chess education platform in the world. Since then, his passion for building technologies that push humanity forward has persisted. He’s won several top prizes in technology competitions globally including HackMIT and HackPrinceton. He went through Y Combinator’s education accelerator and Stanford’s StartX program.

 

About Francis Hinson:

Francis Hinson is seen at the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club, on Friday, October, 10, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Hinson, a University of Rochester student, runs a start-up devoted to teaching people how to play chess. (JOSH EDELSON/AP Images for Rochester Review)

Francis “Kumi” Hinson is an entrepreneur, developer, and designer. He previously founded Chesscademy, which grew to become the largest chess education platform in the world. He’s passionate about building technologies that push humanity forward, and he’s won several top prizes in technology competitions globally. He studied Computer Science at Columbia University and previously went through Y Combinator’s education accelerator and Stanford’s StartX program. He’s an avid lover of puzzles and is currently attempting the world record for the fastest solves of the Fifteen Puzzle.

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