New partnership announced aimed at inspiring young women to found the next generation of tech companies.
Code the Future is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Startup Victoria’s Female Founders committee. The Here to There initiative is designed to promote awareness of entrepreneurial and technology-based education to Australia’s young female students.
Here to There aims to provide support and opportunities that will bring clarity and possibly new ideas to young female teenagers. They aim to increase the number of girls that understand tech and entrepreneurship careers and empower the ones interested to know and do more about it.
“We could not be more excited about our partnership with Code the Future” said Marina Paronetto, Co-chair of the Here to There initiative. “Here to There is an initiative born at the heart of the startup community to provide support and encouragement to the next generation of female founders and technologists. Code the future is an amazing platform that will help us connect and engage with schools, teachers and students to build an exciting future together.”
A report on The Startup Economy, published in April 2013 by PwCs Digital Pulse and commissioned by Google Australia, found that only 54% of the Australian adult population consider entrepreneurship to be an interesting career path.
Code the Future believes entrepreneurial education and a knowledge of programming go hand in hand. We aim to connect the vibrant community of teachers who want to help their students learn how to code, with local developers who are willing to teach alongside them. With over 70 schools already signed up, we are pleased to be able to open our growing network of educators up for Here to There to promote entrepreneurship along side our initiatives.
“We’re very pleased to be able to support any initiative focussed on increasing the number of women interested in entrepreneurship and technology based industries. Making our future leaders and founders aware of these types of opportunities is the natural first step.” said William Egan, Co-founder of Code the Future.
Code the Future aims to incorporate the first Here to There incursions as part of it’s Term 1 2015 pilots.