New York, New York – Summer 2015 – Mattan Griffel, Co-Founder and CEO of Y Combinator-backed One Month, the first-ever online school for accelerated learning on growth hacking, business development and coding, is offering a series of scholarships to women in the tech industry. Each month, ten women will be selected to win a scholarship for a free One Month class of their choice. The idea is to increase the number of women in science and technology and make learning more accessible to everyone, encouraging all genders, backgrounds and skills.
“At One Month we are committed to helping women excel in the tech industry, an industry in which they are extremely underrepresented. We are proud to be part of the movement providing females in tech with the tools and mentorship they need to grow,” said Griffel.
Griffel has impacted many individuals and established lasting relationships with his enterprise, including Susan Kish, the Head of Cross Platform Initiatives at Bloomberg LP. Kish spoke at a TED Talk in 2013 on learning to code, and of learning via the One Month platform under Griffel’s training. Upon meeting Griffel, he spoke of teaching himself to code and was designing a class to teach other young entrepreneurs to code, and Kish instantly thought, “Why is it that only entrepreneurs and only young people are assumed to want to code?” As a woman spearheading a strategic, broad list of portfolios, Kish wanted to be able to lead discussions with the technology people within her list and to tackle problems with her computer. Griffel was her ticket to do so.
“Learning to code brings an amazing joy of accomplishment because of the power it gives you to work with data. In the professional world of tomorrow, you have to know the basics of business and the basics of coding,” said Kish.
Kish, a digital immigrant, mother, supercommuter, former banker and an executive, appreciated how the training fit in her schedule as Griffel worked interpersonally with her on a feasible agenda.
To view Kish’s inspirational TED Talk, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
To learn more about One Month and apply for the scholarship, please visit http://scholarships.onemonth.
ABOUT MATTAN GRIFFEL AND ONE MONTH
Mattan Griffel is the CEO and co-founder of One Month, an online accelerated learning platform largely featuring technology-based courses. The courses, designed to teach a programming language within 30 days, include Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, Growth Hacking, iOS, Stripe, Web Security and Programming for Non Programmers.Griffel has been featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Education in 2015, BusinessWeek, MIT, Technology Review, Huffington Post, Mashable and The Next Web. He has advised companies like Pepsico, Bloomberg, GM, NYSE and JP Morgan, and has spoken at many prestigious universities, schools and seminars. Along with the women in tech scholarship offering, Griffel also frequently hosts Women Who Code events throughout New York City and offers mentorship in business, startups and accelerated learning.