Rob Johnson (Techstars, Berlin)

Oct 7, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Computer Academy IT-STEP, Zhylianska str., 128/28, Kyiv, 01025

Managing Director @ Techstars METRO Accelerator Rob Johnson co-founded Makers Academy in 2012, Europe's largest coding bootcamp. Moving out of the day-to-day operations of Makers Academy, he now works in the role as the Managing Director for Techstars METRO in Berlin, Germany, building the world's first hospitality and food tech accelerator.

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About this event

Rob Johnson, Managing Director of Techstars Berlin & Cofounder of Makers Academy

After successfully completing his MBA in the Finance sector at Northern Michigan University and participating in a wide range of interesting projects, Rob Johnson cofounded Makers Academy in 2012 and grew it into Europe's largest coding bootcamp. Makers Academy - an intensive program to teach non-programmers everything they need to know to get a position in a world-class technology company - was recently ranked by the Guardian as the #1 place to learn to code in UK.

Moving out of the day-to-day operations of Makers Academy, Rob accepted a role as a Managing Director for Techstars in Berlin - one of the top global startup accelerating ecosystems that work hand in hand with highly influential corporate partners who offer mentorship and multiple business development opportunities. Techstars also invests into technology oriented companies themselves.

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  • Rob Johnson

    Techstars, Berlin



Friday, October 7, 2016
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM UTC


Registration, networking, drinks, snacks, photo
Fireside Chat with Rob Johnson
Wrap up, go home


  • Kateryna Degtyar

    Startup Grind Kyiv

    Chapter Director

  • Nina Lakhno

    PR agency

    Victory PR

  • Hannah Zenn

    Startup Grind Kyiv


  • Serge Lysov

    VP Corporate Development and M&A at Avenga

  • Max Beshleul

    Crystal Air

    Business Development Engineer

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