Shape Your Future

Learn to Code

01 Founders is a free-to-access coding school with a job guarantee.
Applications now open for October 2021 start in London.

Work With Leading

Tech Companies

Our Founding Partners include:

Peloton is the leading interactive fitness platform in the world. The company pioneered connected tech-enabled fitness.

Nominet is the world-leading domain name registry, running .UK and over 75 top level domains, including .bbc, .wales and .london.

Faculty is an applied AI company that helps companies who have the scale, data and foresight to adopt AI into their organisations.

Open To All

Our mission is to train 100,000 diverse software engineers in the UK by 2030.

Free to access

The 01 Founders Fellowship is free to access for all students, provided they complete the course.

Scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

We will provide maintenance grants for students that meet eligibility criteria.

No academic qualifications required to apply

We prioritise potential over profile, and do not require any previous qualifications or experience.

01 made me better at working independently, as well as working in a team. Now when I'm at work, I'm known for my problem-solving skills. I'd absolutely recommend it to others.
Tsitsi Sadaghashvili, Graduate of 01-style coding school
Coding skills give you the ability to shape the world around you, but for too long, access to these opportunities has been unevenly distributed. We’re building 01 Founders to remove the barriers to job-ready technical training.
Joysy John, 01 Founders CEO
The 01 curriculum gave me the technical skills, and the drive, to launch my startup. I even met my co-founder at the school.
Dav Højt, Graduate of 01-style coding school

A Course Like No Other

Our on-campus London school makes full-stack developers out of coding novices.

Core

Our free-to-access on-campus coding school makes full-stack developers out of coding novices.
18 months

Specialisation

Choose your specialisation including game development, AR, AI and many other areas.
6 months

Employment

Paid employment with one of our partner companies or in the 01 Founders talent agency.
2 years

No Teachers

No Classes

All learning at 01 Founders is team-based and gamified, so you learn from your peers and teach them as you progress.

Project Based

No lessons or lectures.

No Teachers

Work collaboratively to
complete challenges.

Outcome Focused

Learn to solve real-world problems.

Gamified Course

The course is challenge-based
and engaging.

Personalised Learning

Pick the projects and specialisms that suit you.

Relevant Skills

The course is updated fortnightly to ensure relevance.

Apply Today

Start October

1

Online Cognitive Test

Complete two games over 90 minutes, designed to test your aptitude for coding. No revision required.
Apply Before July 31st
2

Selection Pool

Your first taste of 01 Founders - a 30 day, in-person, intensive deep-dive into coding.
July-September
3

Join Fellowship 01

Learn to code and shape your future over the next four years.
October Onwards

Behind the Movement

Europe's leading entrepreneur community and a family of organisations that sit at the heart of UK tech, supporting entrepreneurs along
their journey.

Peer-to-peer learning platform
focused on widening high quality digital education to all, to address the shortage of software developers worldwide.

London’s largest further education college group, providing exceptional education and training for students, business clients and other stakeholders.

Joysy John

Chief Executive Officer

Joysy is passionate about education, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment.

Previously, she was the Director of Education at Nesta and CIO of Ada, the National College for Digital Skills.

She holds a Computer Engineering (Honours) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and an MBA with Distinction from London Business School.

Brent Hoberman

Co-Founder & Advisor

Brent is Co-Founder and Chairman of Founders Factory, firstminute capital and Founders Forum.

Tech businesses Brent has co-founded have raised over $1bn and include Made.com, Lastminute.com (sold to Sabre for $1.1bn) and Karakuri.

Max Bray

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Max is Chief of Staff at Founders Forum Group, working across the FF businesses to support on group strategy, collaboration and new ventures.

Previously he worked in consulting at Founders Intelligence, following a brief stint in branding at Big Fish and a History Degree from Somerville College, Oxford.

Fergal Kilroy

Chief Commercial Officer

Fergal is committed to broadening diversity and opportunity in society and business, developing strategic relationships that drive change.

Previously, Fergal has held leadership positions at world renowned creativity and tech focused organisations including D&AD, Bett, and UNLEASH Group.

Josh Leigh

Project Manager

Josh works for Founders Forum in the Strategic Projects function, focusing on the support of new ventures launched out of the group.

Previously he worked in Campaign Management at Marks & Spencer, and studied English at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

Charlotte Sultan

Project Manager

Charlotte works as a Project Manager at 01 Edu, focusing on the design and delivery of new 01 schools across the globe.

Previously she studied Business Administration & Economics at the American University of Paris.

Our Advisors

Nicolas Sadirac

Co-Founder of 01-Edu

Built coding schools Ecole 42, Epitech, webAcademy, Epita with over 25,000
alumni globally.

June Angelides MBE

Investor at Samos Investments and Founder of Mums in Tech

Named by the FT as the 6th Most Influential BAME Tech Leader and the 15th most influential women in tech by
Computer Weekly.

Lord Ed Vaizey

Rt Hon Lord Vaizey of Didcot

Former Minister of State for Culture and Digital, and Former Member of Parliament for Wantage, member of the House of Lords.

Kathleen Breitman

CEO & Co-Founder Of Dynamic Ledger Solutions

Developing the Tezos blockchain network (raised $232m at its ICO).

Lord Jim Knight

Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth

Former Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform, and Minister for
Schools and Learning.

Amali de Alwis MBE

Founder of Code First Girls; CEO of Founders Forum Events

Computer Weekly's Most influential Women in UK IT and BIMA Top 10 Most influential people in UK IT.

Board member at Rasberry Pi Foundation. Ada. National College of Digital Skills, Festival UK 2022.

Jason Stockwood

Founder 53 Degrees Capital; Founder of Simply Business

Simply Business UK’s leading B2B insurance broker, acquired by US insurance group Travelers in 2017 for $490m.