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3 Startups Founded By Le Wagon Graduates

Le Wagon is a space for career switchers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and even entrepreneurs looking to expand their skill set. Read about 3 Le Wagon graduates who are making waves in the tech industry.

Le Wagon graduates globally have founded 212 tech startups, raising over $862 Million in funding. Explore three startups launched by Le Wagon graduates and learn how their experiences at the bootcamp influenced their entrepreneurial journeys.

Salsa – Co-founded by Helena Gagern


Helena Gagern, a graduate of Le Wagon’s Batch #388 full-time web development program, co-founded Salsa, a Web3 mobile app that connects users with relevant people and brands. Salsa competes with Web2 apps such as Telegram and Discord and aims to make Web3 more accessible to users. The app raised $2 million in pre-seed funding in February 2023.



Helena shared her experience at Le Wagon, saying:

“Le Wagon was an amazing experience for me. It’s incredible how much you learn in such a short period of time. The best thing about Le Wagon is how many teachers are available for 1on1 calls to help you throughout the course. This really helps you if you’re just starting out with coding.”

Prograd – Co-Founded by Ethan Fraenkel

Prograd is a platform that aims to help GenZ set and reach their financial goals.
Ethan Fraenkel, a law and politics student, transitioned into a career in software engineering at various companies, including IBM and NHS. He founded Prograd, an algorithm-based Fintech product aimed at GenZ to help them learn about their finances. The startup raised $2.5 million in funding, and 15,000 users have learned about establishing financial goals.

Ethan with his batch on Demo Day ????

 “I had such an amazing and challenging experience that Summer. I met so many awesome people, who I enjoyed working and learning from. Le Wagon was probably one of the best experiences in my life, and I am so glad to be part of the Le Wagon family.”

Heygo – Co-Founded by Liam Garrison

Heygo helps users explore the world from home.
Liam Garrison, a full-time web development bootcamp graduate, founded Heygo, a live-streaming interactive platform with local guides. The platform offers free access to users, and guides stream live tours in more than 90 countries worldwide. Heygo raised €18 million in funding, and its popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic as users sought virtual travel experiences.
Liam on Demo Day ????

With the right tools and mindset, Le Wagon graduates are poised to continue making a difference in the tech industry and beyond. These startups represent the kind of impact that can be made by individuals who take the leap and invest in their education.

If you’re looking to gain skills to boost your startup but aren’t ready to commit to a full bootcamp, take a look at our free workshops here.

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