Selected 2015

Juha Mikkola

  • Current company Wyncode
  • Industry Education

Juha Mikkola

Juha Mikkola is the President 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. 

Juha Mikkola is a serial entrepreneur who is comfortable operating in vastly different industries. In June 2015, Juha was selected as an Endeavor​Entrepreneur, joining a prestigious network of only the most select high impact entrepreneurs around the globe. Juha is also a member of the South Florida chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, the Local Leaders Collective and the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce. 

In 2013, Juha attended Bitmaker Labs, Canada’s most established coding school. He loved the school’s model and wanted to bring the idea to a market that needed it. Juha and his wife, Johanna, moved to South Florida where they found a burgeoning tech hub with fast-growing businesses in dire need of developers, and fast. In 2014 they launched Wyncode Academy, going from concept to launch in just three months. 

Professional reinvention is at the heart of Juha’s mission and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. He is passionate about increasing access to tech education and helping people launch new, more promising careers. An awarded entrepreneur himself, Juha accepted the South Florida Business Journal’s H. Wayne Huizenga Startup of the Year Award in 2016. 

Before co-founding Wyncode in 2014, Juha founded his own successful ventures in the sporting goods industry, including FloorballPro and Clutch Sports Co., both sold to Salming​in 2015. He served as founder and co-chair of The Canada Cup Floorball Championship, North America’s largest floorball event, for over a decade. 

Juha was born and raised in Finland, with a pit stop in South Florida. He moved to Los Angeles from Helsinki in 2000, attending the University of Southern California, before moving to Toronto in 2001. He finished his studies at the University of Toronto where he graduated with a degree in business with high distinction before moving to Miami to start Wyncode in 2014. He and his wife Johanna are parents to two boys. His interests include running, CrossFit, cars, and Formula 1.

Wyncode Academy

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.

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