“Have you ever had an app idea but you didn’t know where to start?” asks Juha Mikkola, co-founder of coding bootcamp company Wyncode Academy. “After just seven weeks at Wyncode, our students can build it for you.”
Wyncode Academy, with campuses at The LAB Miami in Wynwood and General Provision in Fort Lauderdale, has launched WynTank, a program that matches Wyncode students with local entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits to help them bring their app ideas to life.
The participants with the best ideas will be invited to pitch their app concepts in front of Wyncode students who will vote on which apps to build for their team projects during the last two weeks of the course. To enter WynTank or for more information on the judging criteria and process, aspiring entrepreneurs can submit their ideas via http://wyncode.co/wyntank/
The completed, full stack web apps developed in WynTank will be presented and voted on by a panel of judges during Wyncode’s Pitch Day II on August 27 at its Fort Lauderdale campus within General Provision.
“We believe in the South Florida tech ecosystem and hope that WynTank projects can spur new businesses and build a stronger local and regional economy,” said Juha Mikkola. “A cross-community partnership between entrepreneurs, local businesses and nonprofits will allow some of our city’s up-and-coming coders to build apps that can really make a difference.”
The idea for WynTank was sparked when a Miami tech community member was invited to collaborate with a team of students and have their app idea built for Wyncode’s Pitch Day V. The project, called Outnix, not only won Pitch Day V, but one of the students on the development team raised $50,000 for the company. Outnix joins a group of eight other startups that have originated in the Wyncode program.
A WynTank beta was held at the Miami campus on July 27 in preparation for Wyncode’s Pitch Day VI on August 13th. Two concepts from community members were selected. Stacy Glover of Caveat pitched the first concept, referred to as the Uber of tailoring. Mike Sarasti and Ernie Hsiung of MiamiDadeCounty pitched the second concept for an app aimed at simplifying the Miami commercial permitting process.
See the results at Thursday evening’s Pitch Day at The LAB Miami. See more information here.