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Founder’s Institute Awards Wyncode Fellowship to Sean Cosentino
Written by Administrator on 23rd November 2015, 8:10 AM
The Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies, has awarded the first-ever Wyncode Fellowship to Sean Cosentino.
Sean Cosentino is a graduate of Wyncode Miami’s fifth cohort. The fellowship will cover his Founder Institute Course Fee to participate in the new Ft. Lauderdale chapter. The Founder Institute received 72 applications and Sean made the final 25 after an exhaustive evaluation process by Founder’s Institute headquarters in Silicon Valley.
“I couldn’t be more excited to attend the Founder’s institute, I feel it is an incredible opportunity for me to become even more deeply rooted in the Miami Tech Scene while gaining incredible insight and skill. I am so grateful to have received this scholarship and will make all those who had faith in me, very proud” said Sean.
Sean was not the only Wyncoder selected for the Founder’s Institute. In fact 4 out of the final 25 entrepreneurs selected got their start learning to code at Wyncode. These entrepreneurs included Mario Aguayo (who applied with his co-founder Sandy Kacura), David Isaza and Ben Shelomovitz.
“Sean is a very enthusiastic founder, and the combination of his entrepreneurial personality and Wyncode’s superb dev training, makes him a very promising entrepreneur for the Founder Institute program,” the local Founder Institute Directors said. “Wyncode is one of Founder Institute’s best partners and Wyncode’s graduates are equipped with invaluable skills to build new technology companies. We are really eager to see how technical entrepreneurs like Sean push the boundaries of what’s possible in the upcoming semester of the Founder Institute in Ft. Lauderdale.”
The Wyncode Fellowship grew as a natural partnership between Wyncode and the Founder Institute in Ft. Lauderdale.
“One of Wyncode’s core values is building a strong tech ecosystem in the communities we are located”, Wyncode co-founder Juha Mikkola said. “Ft. Lauderdale’s tech startup ecosystem needed something like FI to kick start the development of smaller start ups so we were eager to get on board to support it. Wyncode’s entrepreneurial focus attracts people who want to learn to code as a means of starting their own business; now they can use FI as a launchpad after Wyncode to get to the next level!”
Wyncode Academy and Founder Institute will recognize Sean at Wyncode’s Pitch Day III, taking place on December 3rd at 6 PM in Ft. Lauderdale. Wyncode Academy’s Ft. Lauderdale Campus is located within General Provision in the FATvillage neighborhood and is accepting applications now for the January cohort beginning on January 19th.