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Le Wagon: 10 years in 10 figures

Join us in celebrating Le Wagon's remarkable journey as we mark our 10th anniversary! Over the past decade, we have grown from a small startup in Paris into one of the leading institutions in intensive tech training. Discover 10 significant milestones we have achieved over the last decade.
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Summary

Le Wagon turns 10 this year, marking a decade of empowering over 26,000 alumni to change the world.

Founded in Paris in 2013 by Boris Paillard, Romain Paillard, and Sébastien Saunier, we have been instrumental in bridging the gap between the demand for tech talent and the skills available in the job market. One decade later, we stand as the global leader in tech and AI training.

With a commitment to excellence and innovation, we have achieved remarkable milestones over the past decade. Here are 10 highlights:

Le Wagon: 10 Years in 10 Numbers

  1. 26,000 Alumni Worldwide: Over the past decade, we have trained and graduated 26,000 alumni from our immersive learning programs. In 2023, we launched 427 cohorts around the world, via our campuses or online, ensuring a continuous influx of skilled tech professionals.
  2. 110 Countries: With alumni hailing from 110 different countries, we have established a truly global community of tech professionals and entrepreneurs. This diverse network fosters cross-cultural collaboration and innovation across the tech industry.
  3. 7,000 Women: Emphasizing diversity, close to 30% of our alumni community are women, with 7,000+ women trained to date. Increasing the number of women in tech is crucial for fostering innovation and ensuring that tech solutions address the needs of a diverse population.
  4. 40 Campuses Worldwide: Bali, Lisbon, Paris, Madrid, Lyon, Rio de Janeiro, London, Berlin… We have expanded our footprint to 40 campuses worldwide, providing accessible tech education to students across the globe. Each campus brings localized support and community engagement, enhancing the learning experience.
  5. $1 Billion: Startups founded by our alumni have collectively raised over $1 billion in funding, fueling innovation and growth in the tech industry. Notable alumni ventures include Matera, Farmitoo, and Skello (ranked in the 2024 #FrenchTech120), exemplifying the high impact of our training programs on entrepreneurial success.
  6. 12 New Programs: From our origins offering one Web Development bootcamp, we have expanded our course offerings to include 12 new programs in Data, AI, No Code, and Growth. This expansion aligns with our vision to bridge the gap between the demand for tech talent and the skills available in the job market.
  7. 90% Employment Rate: We boast a 90% employability rate among our students within six months of completing their bootcamp, demonstrating the effectiveness of our immersive learning approach. This high placement rate underscores the quality and industry relevance of our training.
  8. 1,500 Teaching Experts: We have cultivated a community of 1,500 experts worldwide who contribute to teaching and co-building pedagogical content, including our co-founder and ex-Googler Sébastien Saunier, Boston Consulting Group partner and Harvard graduate Alexandre Benoit, ex-Airbnb and Carbon Fact founder Martin Daniel, and Paris Brain Institute founder and Polytechnique graduate Igor Koval. Their involvement guarantees that our curriculum stays current with industry trends and demands.
  9. 35 Refugees and Migrants: Through initiatives like Speak & Code Academy, we are committed to social impact, having trained 35 refugees and migrants in Germany. This echoes our vision that tech is truly for everyone and should be accessible and a leverage for inclusion, promoting diversity in the tech sector.
  10. A Partnership with Google: We continue to forge strategic partnerships, such as the recent collaboration with Google France to launch the “Bootcamp Numérique Data & IA” with three different programs: Data Analytics, Data Science & AI, or Data Engineering, involving Google experts and exclusive Masterclasses. These partnerships enrich our curriculum and provide students with unparalleled industry insights and opportunities.

 

As we kick off our second decade, we remain committed to our mission of empowering individuals and companies with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital age.

Until July 12th, 2024, we are offering a free bootcamp or discounts on our courses for those who want to continue building the future with us. Join us in this adventure and share your project for a chance to win! Discover our anniversary campaign.

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