Galvanize to Open New Campus in Austin

Galvanize classroom, courtesy photo

Galvanize classroom, courtesy photo

Galvanize, a tech school and coworking space, announced this week it is opening its seventh campus in Austin.

The Denver-based company leased 25,000 square feet in a building in the 2nd Street District in the North Shore development. It will feature classrooms, private suites, open work areas and event areas. The campus will be able to run up to five simultaneous software development or data courses. The space can accommodate more than 250 members.

The Galvanize campus is expected to open in the Spring of 2016.

The Galvanize campus plans to provide people with the skills necessary to land a job as a web developer, data scientist or data engineer in Austin. Already, Galvanize has taught hundreds of people who have landed those types of jobs within six months of graduation, according to the company.

“Austin is already a top city for startups and larger tech companies. We’re excited about being part of this vibrant community and bringing our education platform to the region to meet the growing demand for
software developers and data scientists,” Lawrence Mandes, Co­founder of Galvanize, said in a news release.

Galvanize already has campuses in San Francisco, Seattle and Colorado. Galvanize, founded in 2012, has raised $21.1 million in two rounds from one investor: University Venture Fund, according to its CrunchBase profile.

Galvanize Ventures, an incubator that does seed and early stage investments, has invested $1 million in Testilio and $535,000 in Self Lender, both Techstars graduates based in Austin, according to its CrunchBase listing.

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