Industry: Coding Boot Camp
Year Founded: 2014
Location: Novel Coworking The Loop, Chicago
How is your business innovating and providing something new?
“Code Platoon is a nonprofit organization that trains veterans to become professional software developers. We offer a best-in-class training program, and give our veterans $10,000+ scholarships to go through our 14 immersive programs. We also partner with tech-enabled companies to offer paid scholarships to our students upon graduation. This model is unique.”
What does the future look like for your company?
“We plan to slowly increase class sizes, and offer remote attendance.”
When did you first feel successful?
“When we graduated our first class of eight veterans. They were all beginners when they started our program, and now all of them work as professional software developers.”
What has been the greatest reward in starting a business?
“Taking an idea, and creating a real business.”
Why did you choose to move into Novel Coworking’s Loop coworking space?
“Best value we could find in a professional coworking space.”