Launch Code

9:03 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Square Founder Hopes To Turn St. Louis Into The Silicon Prairie

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St. Louis Public Radio's Tim Lloyd reports for Marketplace on LaunchCode, the newest project from Square co-founder and St. Louis native Jim McKelvey.
The founder of Square is starting an apprenticeship program in St. Louis for budding programmers. They'll work at 100 local companies, including Monsanto and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
6:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Launch Code Aims To Grow St. Louis Tech Talent

Jim McKelvey
Courtesy of Launch Code

In the St. Louis region and across the nation, it can be difficult for new programmers to get their foot in the door.  At the same time startups and established companies in the St. Louis region can struggle to find qualified talent.  

Enter Co-founder of  Square and owner of Third Degree Glass Factory Jim McKelvey, whose new project Launch Code pairs beginner programmers with their more established counterparts.

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