Co-Founder & CEO, Wyncode Academy
Johanna Mikkola is the Co-founder and CEO of Wyncode Academy a leading technical school dedicated to training top technology talent through best-in-class accelerated and immersive programs in the middle of Wynwood, Miami. 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 90% job placement rate, 650+ technology graduates and 315+ 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, Vizcaya Museum’s Technology Advisory Committee and is an Ambassador for Aminta Ventures. She is also a member of Entrepreneur 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. 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. From 2012-2016 Johanna was a board member of the International Floorball Federation working on strategic development of floorball globally in an effort to become an Olympic sport.
Johanna is passionate about people and places, having considered multiple cities to launch the coding school she and co-founder Juha Mikkola enthusiastically chose Miami for the opportunity to make a positive impact on its growing ecosystem.