about | why does experimentQ exist?

experimentQ Foundation - story and roadmap



Inspired by the AIESEC experience, and after bringing the first TEDx event to Moldova, Tudor Tarlev dropped out of University and joined the startup world. First he worked in Romania, then moved to Austria and The Netherlands, with brief working experiences in USA. 

In 2014, Tudor co-founded Qodemo - a web platform for documenting open source hardware projects. This company took him on a  journey of exploring hackerspaces worldwide and documenting their collaboration culture, in hopes to adjust and grow the software platform. Despite investment, the company failed, but it also changed Tudor's life - he discovered the true value of hackerspaces (communities of learners) and met Ana Negara. 

Pay it forward

In January of 2016, Tudor joined Ana in Paris and discovered CRI. Along with this research center came the discovery of VAE - the French government program for "validation of life experiences". The VAE program gave Tudor the chance to complete the M2 Masters degree in Education Technology (without having a bachelor). This gift inspired the creation of experimentQ, first as a side research project, with one simple idea: Imagine we can validate and celebrate all forms of learning, for all people! 

The lack of data and validation of lifelong, informal learning experiences, is an enormous waste of human potential waste, perhaps a crime. To solve this problem, Tudor and Ana registered experimentQ as a Dutch Foundation, left their jobs in Paris, and launched the first project - a 12-month podcast world tour with a focus on documenting innovative learning communities and sharing their craft with. 


The people

Tudor Tarlev, Producer

Tudor is a serial entrepreneur, traveler and passionate lifelong learner. He went from loving school to dropping out of university and eventually getting a research degree in education, at CRI Paris. Tudor is responsible for podcast production, from guest research to recording, editing, distribution and engagement.

Follow his experimentQ learning adventures at tudornotes.com


Ana Negara, Project Manager

Ana is a senior project manager who used to work in the consulting industry, with a focus on digital adoption. Her curiosity is fuelled by topics such as future of work and creativity within established organizations. Ana is responsible for project logistics, partnerships and media.

Follow her experimentQ learning adventures at ananotes.com


The masterplan



Become world's no.1 storytelling platform focused on lifelong human learning.



Build the lifelong learning iD protocol and related tools for self directed learners.



Experiment with new learning spaces, powered by local communities.


experimentQ principles

Dream choice

Each individual should have the right to learn according to her passion /talents and to access world's knowledge regardless of location or socio-economic background. 


The education records of every individual should belong to the individual and not a university or government. The individual chooses what is shared with the public.


We are social beings. Learning and building within communities is natural to us. Each community should have the right tools to self-organize its education/learning culture. 


We have KPIs for everything but our own development.  Providing data on lifelong learning experiences is key to improving a human's quality of life. 


To build trust one must create in the open. Organizations facilitating education and personal data management should aim for no less than absolute trust and transparency.


We shall put creator tools at the core of education. The world is changing and so should our tools and practices for learning. They can do so only via collaborative research and design. 


We enter the age of protean worker - the human of multiple work identities throughout a lifetime. There is a shift from employment as a sole government task to an individual and community construct. Thus, it is our task to connect lifelong learning data with economic and social opportunities for everyone.


Legal information

Foundation experimentQ  / KVK 63741245 / VAT NL855379820B01 / The Netherlands