Despite having plenty of entrepreneurship experience under his belt, Lucas grew frustrated at having to rely on external technical assistance to turn his ideas into reality. A passionate teacher but an even more fervent learner, Lucas joined Le Wagon Shanghai and is today the founder and CTO of GOJI, an online ESL marketplace and learning service provider.
After working for 3 years as head of customer service in a Japanese company, I wanted to make a step and dive into the tech world. Thanks to Le Wagon, I acquired the skills I was looking for, and I also had the chance to join an awesome and very diverse team at Tacchi Studios.
Emily worked as an English teacher and translator. Helping startups with their content needs, she became frustrated with the seeming lack of women in tech. Le Wagon was the springboard she needed. One month after the bootcamp, she started a 6-month internship. Shortly after, she started as a full-stack developer in a leading peer-to-peer car rental platform.
Tobias was a Regional Manager at Encory, a new joint venture of BMW Group and ALBA Group. While working in the launch of Encory he realised two things; he liked tech-culture at work more than automotive and it's essential to have a decent tech-knowledge to autosize processes. He came to Le Wagon and is now a Program Manager for Google DeepMind.
Having spent six years as a legal assistant at Amazon, Spencer got bored of the day-to-day and decided to go on tour with the Beach House band. Back in Berlin, he was eager to learn new technical skills and decided to join Le Wagon. 3 months after completing the program, Spencer found a job as Back-end Developer at Berlin's leading FinTech startup.
Wendi has worked as a consultant for 3 years before she decided to move to the startup world, where she worked as a Product Manager. Frustrated of not being able to communicate with developers, Wendi decided to join Le Wagon. Her goal was to upskill herself and understand the ins-and-outs of product management.
After graduating from a top Business School, Quitterie came up with an idea: provide restaurant owners with a tool to manage their scheduling. At Le Wagon, she pitched her idea to Samy, another student. Together, they built Skello's MVP during Le Wagon's project weeks. 1,5 years later, Skello has raised 6 million €, employs 20+ people and is growing fast.
A creative mechanical and industrial engineer, Jean was working in the high-tech industry. Tired of slow processes, eager to work on concrete and technical challenges, he became curious about coding. At Le Wagon, he discovered that coding was actually made for him. Two months after, he started as a full-stack developer in a leading car-sharing startup.
Carolina graduated in business and wanted to get complementary skills in order to achieve higher positions. The knowledge she acquired at Le Wagon helped her understand databases, which was one of the main skills required to get the job as Operations and Logistics Manager at Uber!
« Not being afraid to follow your intuition, being able to change your life when you are not satisfied with it and always follow your gut, is what I learned. You’re gonna be happier in the end. » After working for big corporations as a mechanical engineer, Stephanie felt she needed a change in her life. She is now a Back-End Developer at Surmesur.
An investment banker by trade, Nathan grew frustrated with the lack of room for creativity in his job. He wanted to build things for his day-to-day. He started out his own e-commerce stores and became acquainted with programming. Wanting to bring his skills to the next level, Nathan joined Le Wagon Shanghai's coding bootcamp and never looked back since.
Louis had always wanted to work in tech. After his studies, he started working in tech companies on the business side, but quickly realized that he wanted to do something more tangible. Right after Le Wagon, he joined Startup Studio eFounders and launched Forest Admin, where he's now leading Customer Success. His startup has already raised €3 million.
David is a rugby fanatic who worked at a university, managing logistics and data. He was hungry for change and wanted to learn how to code. During the Bootcamp, his group built a web app that has been deemed so complex that even many experienced developers would struggle to pull it off in just two weeks. Today, David is continuing to work on draftrugby.com.
Thomas is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and tech leader. After 3 years in management consulting, he decided to learn coding at Le Wagon. This was a bold and life-changing shift: he is now co-founder and CTO at Seraphin, an insurTech, and actively involved in Hey, a startup in the Blockchain space preparing an ICO.
As an artisan, Cassy lives through creation. Her travel blog funded her nomadic lifestyle, but that changed when a hack deleted years of work. Unable to rebuild and unwilling to remain ignorant of technology, she enrolled at Le Wagon Bali, where she added coding to her creative skillset. She now travels as a freelance developer, and teacher for Le Wagon.