We’re on a mission to tackle the Digital Skills Crisis by empowering people through technology.
GoHustle was born out of Natwest’s Entrepreneurial Spark, a worldwide business accelerator as well as a desire to build up skills in an age group that though savvy in social media were woefully lacking in workplace and entrepreneurial technologies. Our founder Robert Rajeswaran, pitched this idea in the Summer of 2016 and we were then given a place on the highly sought after programme so that we could build our business.
Since August we have accelerated quickly and reached thousands of young people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. This has allowed us to build a strong customer base and a wider network of students and teachers.
We have run GoCode Spark programmes at schools in the local area including The Hazeley Academy, Denbigh School and Oakgrove, where we have introduced students to coding, social media usage and opportunities in technology.
In addition to this, we have been developing valuable connections and strong ties with organisations such as YMCA and the University of Bedfordshire.
Since October 2016, our efforts have been focused on developing a sustainable business to reach more people. We’ve now launched GoCode Academy, which is aimed at getting students involved in coding and encouraging them to consider technology as a career.
We are now at the stage where we can launch our 12 week coding Bootcamp; this is designed to give people the skills needed to land a job as a developer or start your own business, whether that is after University or during a career change. The course involves learning how to use various coding languages and techniques used by developers to create web applications.
On the 18th of January, at the GoDo Awards Ceremony, which marks the end of the 6 month programme, we won the GoDo Award and a cash prize of £3000.
Entrepreneurial Spark describes the Award as:
“The #GoDo prize is awarded to the entrepreneurs who take action, seek challenges and make every day count, delivering impressive results using a #GoDo mindset.”
This has been enormous boost for us. It has shown us that GoHustle has been going in the right direction. The funds will go towards marketing our Bootcamp and further developing our brand.
We are definitely looking forward to the second stage of the programme; over the course of 2017 our main goal is to continue to expand and increase our outreach to students, professionals and anyone with an interest in coding or technology.