“Allowing people to learn basics of programming for free while getting a certificate from Harvard University is a great initiative, and I am happy to support BrainBasket Foundation in this initiative,” commented Dusan Duffek, partner and co-founder at 0100 Ventures.
“I hope this will be a long-lasting project that will attract many people and help them realize their dreams while making most out of their potential”, he adds.
The Slovakia project has been supported by several local players, including 0100 Campus, Comenius University, Intellica s.r.o in Bratislava, as well as by Košice IT Valley, TeleDom Group in Kosice.
A similar project was launched in Moldova earlier this month.
Since its inception in late 2016 in Ukraine, the Technology Nation program has attracted more than 2,000 participants and 67 mentors across the country. It combines courses on programming from leading international technology universities, including Harvard and the MIT, with practical exercises led by experienced mentors.
The foundation plans to expand its program further on across Central and Eastern Europe in the nearest future.
Last month the foundation received financial support from Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), a $150 million regional private equity fund backed by USAID to invest in Ukraine and Moldova.
Earlier this year, BrainBasket also raised more than $5,000 from 40 backers as a result of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign..