Perhaps not what you are looking for, but nevertheless quite interesting is the crowd-sourced Apiary Fund. Their business model is somewhat different to Q's. It is, shall-we-say, "less intellectual" and focuses on very practical hands-on trading skills, specifically with FX, but nevertheless the practical insights that one can gain there may also be extrapolated to other (leveraged) markets. They have a well-structured step-by-step training program that starts off very easily with extremely basic trading skills and then progresses steadily from there. The participant can either pay for training OR do it for free, and there is absolutely NO necessity to pay for training. If you look around on the internet, you may see one or two comments to the effect that "Apiary is a scam". AS far as i can see those are NOT valid comments and have no more basis than the sort of "Q is a scam" comments made by the inevitable stupid & discontent people. I started participating in the program myself about a year ago, have been very pleased with it, have seen no evidence of "scam", and there is no cost except for a monthly live FX data feed fee. At the end of the program they have something more-or-less equivalent to Q's "allocations" in which, if you can actually trade well enough on a practice account, they will then put up the money (up to max $ 250k), you the trader get to trade with it and to keep most of the profits. (I am still not quite there yet .... still improving my live trading skills). Traders can either choose to trade manually watching the screen, or alternatively write & use their own algos, which in their context they call "Expert Advisors". These, if you want to use a mechanical / algorithmic approach, you must write for yourself. The language for that is predominantly C# with the addition of some specific trading function syntax as per the MT4 language. Although in many ways quite different compared to Q, personally i think they actually complement each other nicely, especially if you like real-time live trading and want to develop that as an additional skill set.