The partnership will offer free part-time remote coding courses for women and non-binary students at Launchpad and Falmouth University.
James Murray, Head of the Launchpad Programme, said:
“It’s common knowledge there’s a lack of diversity in the tech industry. We’re totally committed to bridging that gap and empowering under-represented minorities to realise their potential, embark on a career in tech and make a global impact.
“We’re excited by this partnership, along with our recent collaboration with Software Cornwall, this further brings together sector expertise and unrivalled opportunities for our Launchpad community.”
Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls, said:
“We’re delighted to support the Launchpad Programme and all the entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors at Falmouth University through our Coding Kickstarter classes. A career in technology and entrepreneurship is one of the most rewarding paths you can take and I am personally so excited to see the impact that this partnership will have on the woman and non-binary tech leaders of the future.”
Launchpad is a venture studio embedded within Falmouth University. Launchpad gives entrepreneurial candidates an opportunity to work on building the companies of tomorrow with leading strategic partners supported by experienced coaches and mentors to help create in-demand, cutting-edge investible companies for positive global impact.
Code First Girls is on a mission to help women rewrite their future. They’re dedicated to transforming technology by providing the skills, space and inspiration for students who identify as a woman and non-binary to become developers and future leaders.