Zaahah’s founding team has met with stakeholders from over two hundred schools and education associations. We've identified unmet needs and discovered a unique opportunity to improve how technology can most effectively serve everyone involved in K-12 education. Our mission has been met with overwhelmingly positive feedback, motivating the team to build something irreplaceable for all users.

Zaahah is a Philadelphia-based startup with team members, advisers and consultants across the country. If you are interested in joining Zaahah, please email join@zaahah.com.


JAMES Founder

While completing an Executive Education program at The Wharton School of Business, James Sisneros had the idea to instantly connect users across the internet who shared the same interests. James' background includes, Sales for IBM, leading business development efforts for a number of medical software startups and executive search. James has spoken at national high school conferences about entrepreneurship. A New Mexico native, James is a graduate of St. Pius X High School and The University of New Mexico. He completed IBM Sales School and received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School of Business. James lives in Center City, Philadelphia and has a reputation for working non-stop. Meditation, walking his dog, fitness, anything startup related and great food break up his day. #Zaahah, #doglover, #running, #fitnees, #moretravel, #meditation, #startup

MATT Chief Architect

Matt builds systems, platforms, applications and pretty much anything that can be coded. With over 22 years of experience, Matt is a system architect, a programmer, a developer (yes, there is a difference), a data architect and miner, a former poet waiting to return, weekend chef and a fellow dreamer. As cofounder of 2amigOS!, Matt and his team help make ideas a reality, and do their best to give a good idea backed by a passionate dreamer a chance.‏ #opensource #Yii2 #family #education

JULIA Design Lead

Julia is our branding and user experience design expert. After studying psychology and art at Yale, she went on to work for Publicis Kaplan Thaler’s brand strategy team. As a Certified Scrum Master, Julia brings software development management to the team, in addition to visual problem-solving. When she’s not putting the tenets of usability into practice you can find her playing beach volleyball, reading scifi and petting kittens. Rarely does she attempt all three simultaneously. #Isaac Asimov #cats on buzzfeed #Miyazaki #GOT

CHRISTY Lead School Ambassador

Christy is a founding team member and Zaahah’s Lead School Ambassador, providing assistance and love to all our schools and users. After an eclectic background in real estate, hospitality, and the National Park Service, she’s excited to help better education across the country. In her free time, she’s either traveling to new and exciting places, volunteering at the zoo to teach kids about conservation, or spending time with her favorite nephew in the many Philadelphia city playgrounds. #pzdocentdays #SAS #familyfirst#dontfret