Michelle Sun First Code Academy Talk

From Bootstrapping to Fast Growth: Building an Tech Education Startup in Asia

Michelle Sun is the founder and CEO of First Code Academy, a startup that teaches kids how to code, headquartered in Hong Kong with operations in Singapore. The startup has taught over 2500 students how to code through workshops and camps, and is rapidly expanding across Asia. She will share about her journey from bootstrapping to growing and scaling her startup.  

She will also be sharing about Summer Opportunities offered in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. 

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 5:00PM
Location: Nitery 209 

About First Code

First Code Academy (FCA) is Asia's leading education institute that teaches kids coding courses and develop curriculum for K-12 students to learn coding skills, computational thinking and entrepreneurship mindset. Since launch in 2013, the team has taught over 2500 students in Hong Kong and Singapore with projects-based, small group learning environments.  

FCA has partnered with Google and many corporations for social impact projects teaching students from underprivileged communities how to code. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Their work has been featured on BBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal and multiple local press including TVB, NowTV, South China Morning Post. 

About the presenter, Michelle Sun

Michelle Sun is the CEO and founder of First Code Academy. Prior to starting First Code, she held various technical roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including as the first growth hacker at Buffer and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an equity analyst.

Her work received international and regional accolades including the BBC 30 Under 30 Women Entrepreneurs in 2015, Women of Hope Award (Entrepreneur Category 2015) and (Tech Category 2014) and American Chambers Women of Influence Awards (Young Entrepreneur Category 2015).