The Value of Coding for Tech Entrepreneurs and Startup Owners
Ariel Quinones, Co-founder of Ironhack, which is Miami’s #1 student-rated full curriculum web design and coding bootcamp joins Enterprise Radio. Ironhack offers full time and part time courses in web development, UX/UI design, and front end web development.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Ariel Quinones discuss the following:
- You’re the co-founder of Ironhack, a web design and coding bootcamp, with campuses in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Miami, Florida; and – coming soon – Paris, France. When did you come up with idea for Ironhack, and how do you differentiate your education offerings from other providers in the markets where you operate?
- How do you plan your course offerings and curriculum to ensure that they deliver the skills to your students that employers are looking for?
- Can coding be learned by, and make sense to, students who don’t have technical and programming backgrounds?
- You recently wrote an article for Entrepreneur.com about how learning code can help startups make money sooner. Can you explain how this is possible, and why knowing code helps startup owners to be better prepared to run their businesses?
- I read in the article that a former NFL player learned firsthand how important it is to know code before launching a startup. Can you share the story with our listeners?
- You’ve met a lot of entrepreneurs and startup owners as a result of your work at Ironhack. Along with learning code, what’s a tip that you could provide to someone who wants to build a profitable tech startup?
Ariel Quinones is the Co-founder of Ironhack, which is Miami’s #1 student-rated full curriculum web design and coding bootcamp. Ariel is a 2006 graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in Government and Economics. Following his schooling at Harvard, Ariel worked in New York as an investment banker at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch.
In 2013, he received his MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He co-founded Ironhack’s first campus in Madrid, Spain in 2013, and soon opened a second campus in Barcelona.
In 2015, Ironhack’s Miami campus opened its doors. A new campus in Paris, France is currently being planned. Ariel’s work with Ironhack has been featured in a number of media outlets, including Entrepreneur, Inc., and the Miami Herald.