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Robert Rajeswaran
GoCode Academy CEO Singapore
Robert Rajeswaran is an educator, entrepreneur and a young man on a mission to inspire the next generation of digital creators. Robert believes that technology can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower people through GoCode Academy. He was a child refugee from the war-torn island of Sri Lanka. He graduated in accountancy and began his career in investment banking. Thereafter he shifted to Financial Technology helping businesses with working capital. He founded GoCode Academy as part of RBS's Entrepreneurial Spark programme, which has grown traction and now works with major technology companies including Dell. He has recently won RBS's GoDo award and has been named FSB Worldpay Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. His story and success has been covered by press locally and nationally including The Guardian. GoCode Academy was born out of Natwest's Entrepreneurial Spark accelerator backed by DELL, KPMG and Pinsent Masons. It runs after-school coding clubs and holiday tech camps teaching young people to build websites, games, apps, robotics, and programming. We focus on making sure that every session is fun and engaging. They also provide scholarships to disadvantaged students and girls who want to code. So far we have reached over 3000 students through a network of 30 schools. GoCode has recently crowdfunded to build UK's first creative coding space for kids.
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