The Iron Yard, has built itself up from an accelerator and coworking space to one of the top accelerators in the country. They’ve also quickly become the most trusted name in code schooling outside of Silicon Valley. We’ve covered The Iron Yard and their programs virtually from the start and it’s great to see they’re continuing to have such an impact with startups, entrepreneurs and engineers everywhere else.
The Iron Yard made headlines twice this week as they continue their expansion.
On one hand they’ve come to a critical juncture with their health care accelerator in Spartanburg South Carolina. When they originally introduced the program in 2013 they had only committed to it for three years. This ramp up and expansion of their code-schooling product was already in their line of site. Now, three years later, they’ve wound down the accelerator but continue their co-working efforts, as well as code school and leading the South Carolina startup community.
Iron Yard Managing Director Marty Bauer, an entrepreneur himself, told goupstate.com that The Iron Yard has surpassed the expectations they set forth in the beginning and that people are taking notice of the startup activity in South Carolina.
“The needle of entrepreneurship has moved forward in Spartanburg,” Bauer said. “The Iron Yard is ranked as one of the top three accelerators in the country. When entrepreneurs are considering where to locate and grow their companies, Spartanburg is now prominent on the list of places.”
Bauer reiterated that the Iron Yard will remain open and in downtown Spartanburg as a hub and coworking space for entrepreneurs and startups.
Meanwhile just an hour and a half away in about to be snow-filled Atlanta, Iron Yard has opened up a second location for their code school.
Hypepotamus reported on Thursday that Iron Yard is expanding and opening up a second location in the Perimeter area. Iron Yard offers an immersive 12 week program for back end engineers and they plan to launch classes at this second Atlanta location on March 28th. Enrollment is open now.
“Atlanta is consistently ranked among the fastest-growing tech markets in the country, which is no surprise to us given the caliber of hiring partners and Advisory Board members we’ve come to know there,” said Eric Dodds, co-founder and CMO for The Iron Yard told Hypeotamus.com. “With more than 800 junior-level programming jobs coming online in the last 90 days, the demand for tech talent to fill these positions is incredibly strong. With two campus locations now in Atlanta, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to help even more students develop the skills they need to launch a career as a software developer.”