Convergence of two different business models for Startups in Boston

Resilient Coders is a Boston based non-profit startup providing a FREE (6 to 7 weeks) web development bootcamp and job placement assistance for small cohorts of “at risk” young adults from a community traditionally underrepresented in the tech industry.

Resilient Coders’ office is located right next to the Startup Institute, a for-profit coding bootcamp focused on disrupting traditional education by helping highly-motivated career changers build valuable technical, teamwork, and networking skills in just 12 weeks of intensive training and helping their graduates join innovative startups.

On the 14th floor of 50 Milk Street in Boston, two different business models and philosophies converge. Both companies empower people by helping them develop new sets of skills in a short amount of time, with the ultimate goal to help their graduates find jobs that can turn into meaningful careers. What sets Resilient Coders apart from Startup Institute, is they actively help young adults at risk of “falling off a societal cliff”.

The non-profit initiative of Resilient Institute aims to bring much needed balance to the tech field in particular, and society as a whole. The best part is that they are not doing a la “The Big Government” style by dishing out welfare checks under the guise of compassion (and also, arguably, in exchange for “D” votes), but rather they teach young adults “How to fish” for themselves, and thus empowering them to become self-reliant and self-sufficient members within their own community and larger society.

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