Galvanize (Bootcamp)

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Galvanize is an immersive coding bootcamp founded by Jim Deters, Lawrence Mandes, and Chris Onan in 2012.[1] Jim Deters was CEO for five years before transitioning to a role on the Board of Directors in mid-2017[2]. Galvanize is designed to give graduates the skills to be job-ready by the end of its courses. Galvanize's vision is to "build a community to provide entrepreneurs and learners with life-changing opportunities for growth."[1] Galvanize is headquartered in Denver with additional locations in SeattleNew York City, San Francisco, Phoenix, Boulder, Denver-Platte and Austin.[3] The company previously operated a campus in Ft. Collins, CO, but it has since closed due to area economic performance.[4]

Courses

Galvanize offers the following courses in multiple formats:

  • 24-week Web Development Immersive Program[5]
  • 12-week Data Science Immersive Program[6]
  • Part-time Flex Online HTML & CSS for Beginners[7]
  • Cognitive Builder Course with IBM Watson[8]
  • Program Info Sessions[9]

Mentor Program

Galvanize offers an on-campus mentorship program which aims "to provide aspiring and serial entrepreneurs alike with the opportunity to connect with industry experts."[10]

Co-Working

Galvanize hosts entrepreneurs and their companies on each campus by renting work space in the form of a membership. [11] Members gain access to campus resources such as conference rooms, meeting spaces, office supplies, craft services, and other perks as part of their membership.[11] Its Phoenix campus has been named as one of "the best co-working spaces in the U.S.," according to Inc. magazine.[12] Former Galvanize CEO Jim Deters[2] said the company had more than 700 companies working from its 8 campuses in 2016.[13]

Talent

Galvanize operates a recruiting portal within its website where connects students and graduates with companies who are hiring.[14] The talent portal also lists companies where graduating students have obtained jobs. [14]

Funding

Galvanize recently closed a round of Series B funding for $45M in August, 2016.[13]

Reception

After its founding in 2012, Galvanize was featured in The Denver PostFast CompanyBusiness InsiderUSA Today, Wired, TechCrunch, TheStreet.com, New York Business Journal, and Inc. Magazine. According to the company in a 2017 report, 91% of the individuals who had graduated from Galvanize found jobs, with an average starting salary of more than $76,000.[15] The company employs a third-party auditor to evaluate results on an annual basis.[16] Galvanize is also highly rated on bootcamp course review sites like Course Report[17].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Galvanize | About". https://www.galvanize.com/about. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/07/25/galvanize-ceo-jim-deters-isstepping-aside.html". https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/07/25/galvanize-ceo-jim-deters-isstepping-aside.html. 
  3. "Galvanize | Campus Locations". https://www.galvanize.com/campuses. 
  4. "Galvanize to close Fort Collins campus" (in en). Coloradoan. http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2016/11/18/galvanize-close-fort-collins-campus/94079534/. 
  5. "Galvanize | Web Development". https://www.galvanize.com/denver-golden-triangle/web-development. 
  6. "Galvanize | Data Science". https://www.galvanize.com/denver-golden-triangle/data-science. 
  7. "Galvanize | Part Time Courses". https://www.galvanize.com/denver-golden-triangle/part-time. 
  8. "Course – Cognitive Builder" (in en-US). https://cognitivebuilder.com/course/. 
  9. "Galvanize | Info Sessions". https://www.galvanize.com/info-sessions. 
  10. "Galvanize | Mentors". https://www.galvanize.com/mentors. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Galvanize | Entrepreneur". https://www.galvanize.com/entrepreneur. 
  12. "https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/05/30/inc-names-two-phoenix-co-working-spaces-among-the.html". https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/05/30/inc-names-two-phoenix-co-working-spaces-among-the.html. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Galvanize raises $45M to expand web development and data science training programs" (in en-US). GeekWire. 2016-08-15. https://www.geekwire.com/2016/galvanize-45m-funding-round/. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Galvanize Talent". https://talent.galvanize.com/. 
  15. "Galvanize | Placement and Salary Data". https://www.galvanize.com/citations. 
  16. "Galvanize Inc 2016 Agreed Upon Procedures Report". http://d2tovwv1y8kfyq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/30142330/Galvanize-Inc-2016-Agreed-Upon-Procedures-Report.pdf. 
  17. "Galvanize Reviews | Course Report". http://coursereport.com/schools/galvanize.