Starter League, formerly called Code Academy, trains aspiring programmers and web designers and is now broadening their emphasis to include entrepreneurship and non-coding courses. The Starter League has been garnering National attention and recognition for their work through teaching coding in an easy to learn form. 250 students from eight countries have attended Starter League classes since the school opened in 2011. The Starter League currently averages 90 students per quarter.
McGee and Sales-Griffin are not only giving their time and expertise to talk to students at the National CEO Conference, but will give one of those students the opportunity to view behind what the Chicago startup culture is all about via a trip to Chicago to shadow them and other young entrepreneurs. The student will be able to spend the day with them at Chicago’s 1871 building, which houses the Starter League and other powerful startups.
Mike McGee graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in graphic design and political science. After learning firsthand how hard it was to learn coding outside of a university setting, he and Neal Sales-Griffin decided to co-found Code Academy instead of taking a position to join a high profile software development team.
Neal Sales-Griffin is co-founder and CEO of Code Academy. Neal has worked and consulted with numerous startups and not-for-profits across Chicago. Neal has worked with OCA Ventures and Sandbox Industries, both venture firms in Chicago. Neal currently serves as a board member of the Chicago chapter of International Game Developers Association.
The dynamic duo will be presenting during a technology track breakout session during this year’s National CEO Conference. The conference allows students to learn and experience many different aspects of entrepreneurship and helps them launch their own enterprises. Their presentation is sure to be a favorite among student attendees.
Over 1,200 students and 80 entrepreneurs will be in attendance during the three day conference that will consist of speakers, the National Elevator Pitch Competition, work sessions, mentoring, and much more. To register for the 2012 CEO National Conference, visit: http://www.c-
CEO is a not for profit organization that serves young entrepreneurial minded students who aspire to become successful entrepreneurs. For more information on the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’
To find our more information about the Starter league, visit here: http://starterleague.com/
Article written by Michael Luchies, CEO National Growth & Programs Manager