Back in 2014, we bootstrapped a company aiming to transform education with one mission: helping people and organisations succeed by teaching them the skills of tomorrow.
Our first-ever class began in Paris in 2014, and since then we've been constantly improving our curriculum and tools to remove friction from the process of learning to code. This focus on our students' experience has allowed us to scale fast and to launch bootcamps all over the world.
A global community & network
In October 2019, our alumni community has reached a global scale. As I'm writing these lines, there are now more than 6,700 Le Wagon alumni! The family is growing very fast.
We are very proud of our community and far-reaching network, coming from 5 continents and from diverse backgrounds
Of course, this wouldn’t have been possible without our incredible teachers. They adapt to every student and make sure nobody’s left behind. Today, we have a global staff team of 1,083 people!
A world-class bootcamp
Feedback is something we take seriously at Le Wagon, we read every single review.
We’ve been ranked the #1 coding bootcamp in the world on Switchup for 4 years running. This is based on the quality and quantity of our student feedback & glowing reviews. Feedback is something we take seriously at Le Wagon, we read every single review and take everything on board to make the bootcamp experience as positive as possible for every student. We’re so proud of this and it’s something we continue to prioritize, even after students graduate.
A startup machine
As a result, the 100+ startups created by Le Wagon alumni have raised more than 65 million € in a few years. Here are just a few of the awesome success stories of our alumni: Mindsay, an AI chatbot platform, raised 10 million €. Travelsify, an AI platform that helps hotels track customer feedback, has just raised 8 million €. Skello, a staff management platform founded by two Le Wagon alumni who met during the bootcamp, were featured on TechCrunch and have raised 6 million €. Also created by Le Wagon alumni - three in this case - Leeto is an innovative perk platform for employees that already raised 2 million €. Founded by Olivier Reynaud, who had previously founded the huge success story Teads, Aive has raised 2,5 million €.
Events for everyone, for free
These tasters are also a way to reassure people that coding can be for everyone and that it’s not too scary!
Our talks are super popular, open to both students and the public. We record them for everyone to be able to listen to them through our podcast, Le Wagon Live in English, and Les Talks du Wagon in French. We feature inspirational profiles from big brands and startups like Spotify, Financial Times, Stripe, Monzo, Square etc. We’ve taken a look at our number: over 100,000+ RSVPs so far, and 67,000+ Meetup members worldwide!