August Luncheon: Why Awesome Inc Started a Coding School
Please join Venture Connectors on Aug. 6 to hear from featured speaker, Nick Such, a co-founder of Awesome Inc. Such works with startups and helps teach introductory software development classes at Awesome Inc U. He previously co-founded indoor mapping startup BuildingLayer, and used to design and race alternative fuel vehicles with the University of Kentucky’s Solar Car Team. He enjoys serving as an organizer and facilitator for Startup Weekend, and is actively involved with OpenLexington, the local Code for America Brigade.
Awesome Inc launched in 2009 and has started (and shuttered) several different initiatives with the goal of growing the startup community in Kentucky. Over time, Nick and his partners began to see too many startups that didn’t have a product, hadn’t made any sales and didn’t have more than a pitch deck.
So, they started Awesome Inc U during the summer of 2013 to teach people how to turn their ideas into something tangible. They started with training in software development (Ruby on Rails, iOS Apps, video games with Unity 3D), Since 2013, 178 people ages 9 to 55 have gone through the company’s “1-Day Crash Courses,” and nearly 1,000 K-12 students participated in its “Hour of Code” activities in December.
Venture Connectors’ luncheon meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting runs from noon-1:15 p.m. Registration is required.
RSVP for the luncheon here. We hope to see you on Aug. 6!
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Muhammad Ali Center
144 N 6th St,
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 584-9254
2014 Who’s Been Funded
15- Companies Funded
$3,603,150 – Capital Raised
2013 Who’s Been Funded Final Results
45 – Companies Funded
$24,861,8400 – Capital Raised