Johanna Mikkola is the CEO and Co-founder of Wyncode Academy a leading technical school dedicated to training top technology talent through best-in-class accelerated and immersive programs. With various courses in web development, UX/UI product design and digital marketing, Wyncode’s innovative curriculum prepares students to compete in the national job arena. This is demonstrated by Wyncode’s 93% job placement rate, 800+ technology graduates and 400+ hiring partners.
Johanna was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in June 2015 joining a prestigious network of only the most select high impact entrepreneurs around the globe. Johanna is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Babson College WIN LAB, is a founding member of the Miami chapter of the Female Founder Collective, sits on the content advisory board of eMerge Americas, and is an Ambassador for Aminta Ventures. She is also a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization. She was recently selected as Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s female leader in technology and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the year. Johanna was awarded the top 40 Under 40 professional as well as Influential Female Business Leader by South Florida Business Journal.
Johanna is passionate about people and places. Having considered multiple cities to launch Wyncode, she and co-founder Juha Mikkola enthusiastically chose Miami for the opportunity to make a positive impact on its growing ecosystem. She is an advocate for Women in Tech, promoting Wyncode’s goal to close the gap for women in STEM and speaking at a Tedx Talk about the importance of diverse teams and How to hire the right tech talent. Under Johanna’s leadership, Wyncode has committed $1.4 million in scholarships to bring the number of women in Wyncode’s programs to 50%.
Before launching Wyncode in 2014, Johanna spent a decade in corporate management with the National Hockey League becoming the highest-ranking female in her department’s history. There she led a team of managers as well as overseeing the business operations of the officiating department, managing the largest departmental budget within the organization.
Johanna holds an honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2007 she represented Canada as a forward at the World Floorball Championships.
Wyncode Academy is the premier accelerated learning provider in South Florida. Wyncode currently offers in-person and remote/online courses for Full Stack Web Development and User Experience & User Interface (UX/UI) Design with a campus in Wynwood, Miami, Florida. Wyncode has graduated over 850 technologists and maintained a 93% job placement rate for job-seeking graduates. Wyncode is proud to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education. For more information please visit wyncode.co.