Accelerate 2015 winner creating an employable workforce

Accelerate 2015 winner Matt Fieldman launched Cleveland Codes in January 2016. To date, over 70 low-income or under-employed adults have been successfully trained as entry-level, full-stack software developers. Roughly 40 percent of graduates are women, and over 60 percent are minorities. Over 70 percent of graduates are now actively working in technology careers, with many going from minimum-wage positions to $15-20/hour in their new roles. Cleveland Codes, which is now a program run by Cuyahoga Community College, continues to build partnerships with companies interested in hiring graduates into paid internships, so please reach out to Seth Pinckney ( if you’re interested in exploring how Cleveland Codes students can help build your tech workforce.