An urban campus where students and entrepreneurs can build their skill set in data science is expanding to Phoenix. Mayor Stanton announced today that Galvanize, the Denver-based education company, will open their 9th campus right in the heart of the Downtown Warehouse District.
Co-founder Jim Deters also announced that insurance company Allstate will be working with the company to train employees and once the campus is open, “Allstate is committed to sponsoring 100 to 150 students and hiring eligible graduates from Galvanize Full Stack, our 24-week web development program,” according to the Galvanize blog.
The building the company plans to renovate is located at 515 E. Grant Street and used to be an old produce distribution company. Deters said Galvanize is known for transforming iconic buildings into places of innovation and places of empowerment for individuals. “This place will be bustling with hundreds of innovators, and help catalyst everything that will happen here in Phoenix and the Warehouse District.”
Galvanize Ventures will also join the expansion, a seed-stage venture capital fund that invests in startups across the country.
Galvanize was co-founded in 2012 by Jim Deters (CEO), Chris Onan (CFO) and Lawrence Mandes. The company raised a Series A of $18 million in 2014 and $6 million in debt financing in September 2015. The company has also acquired Zipfian Academy in November 2015 for an undisclosed amount.
Read more about companies expanding to Arizona at AZ Tech Beat.
Lead graphic courtesy of Galvanize